The Herald reports:
Former Telecom boss Theresa Gattung is believed to be seriously thinking about standing for the Auckland mayoralty next year, sources have told the Weekend Herald.
Ms Gattung and Labour MP Phil Goff are the two biggest names to emerge to challenge Len Brown, who has not said if he will seek a third term. Last night, Mr Goff said he had still not made a final decision, but sources close to the MP put the odds on him standing at 95 per cent.
That would be great.
I can’t imagine Phil Goff could possibly lead Auckland Council to reduce costs. The current left dominated Council has just put rates up 9.9%. Someone like Theresa Gattung could get rid of waste and focus the Council on core business.