Dunedin residents have also been engaging with mayoral and councillor candidates at a forum in the city this afternoon.
The debate was hosted by the Otago Daily Times and Otago Chamber of Commerce.
Candidates introduced themselves and their ideas before a small crowd of about 70 people.
The focus was on clarifying what each is hoping to achieve for business and economic development in the city and wider region.
A question and answer session towards the end of the debate involved discussion about gigatown and how to entice more people to live in Dunedin.