Tohorā 1 | Southern Right Whale 1, (juvenile female): My friend Jonah said now I’m 18 I can vote in the Wellington City elections. What’s the story?
Tohorā 2 | Southern Right Whale 2, (mature female): Oh yeah! You can. You enrol at Vote.NZ.
Whale 1: Er, but I don’t have a computer, or arms.
Whale 2: Leap on your whalephone and call 0800 36 76 56.
Whale 1: Then what?
Whale 2: They mail out the voting papers mid September. You put a 1 next to your favourite candidate, a 2 by your next favourite, and so on, and mail them back.
Squeaking (indecipherable), sound of tail slapping.
Whale 2: If you can’t fill in the form yourself, you can get someone to do it for you. Our friend wheke - he can do eight at once! Don’t forget – every whale counts.
Whale 1: Jonah said I could stand for mayor, or be a councillor?
Whale 2: He tino pai whakaaro! Look up the info for candidates at wcc.nz/elections.
Whale 1: Am I eligible?
Whale 2: You’re 18 – good to vote, good to stand. Shall we surface to celebrate?
Whale 2. Yep, Let’s flip!
(Loud whoosh and sound of bubbles.)