It’s now less than a year until the 2016 local body elections, and so far no significant contenders for the mayoralty of New Zealand’s largest city have officially declared their hand.
Brown is in his second term at the helm of the merged Auckland super city, and says his 2016 mayoral intentions are “certainly not the most important thing I’m dealing with at the moment”.
He would make it known whether he intended to go for the job again “soon”, but would not be drawn on a timetable.
Len wouldn’t get even 10% of he stands. I’ll be amazed if he does.
The other major possible candidate, Labour MP Phil Goff, has said it is likely he will stand and that he will make the call by the Christmas break.
Which will me more 10% rates increases.