The former Labour Party President and Waitakere Mayor, Bob Harvey, wants there to be a Lord Mayor of Auckland, but for the Lord Mayor to be based in Wellington at Auckland’s embassy!
He must be upset he has not yet been made an Ambassador to a foreign country, so will accept an internal Ambassadorship.
Harvey is critical of the Minister for Auckland, Judith Tizard, having no support to do the job.
Perhaps we should have a Lord Mayor of Wellington also, and send them to our Embassy in Auckland.
As amusing as this all is, I am rather disturbed that the suggestion is dead serious!Tags: Local Body Politics (up until June 2005)