Change is coming to Invercargill's City Council in the form of a high-profile new councillor.
Newstalk ZB host Marcus Lush's been elected a seat at the table after scoring more than half of the already counted votes in the by-election.
He told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford the public's spirits are low.
"A lot of people in Bluff and Invercargill have spoken to me and they seemed pretty disillusioned with the council.
"I don't know if that's right across the country, but it did concern me with what people had to say."