Fairfax has published a power ranking list of Mayors, based on opinions from their local reporters.
It’s a good idea but seems to be based partially on how big the Council is and partially on how sucessful the local Mayor is at getting agreement from their Councils and communities. They have Len Brown as second equal so are basically saying no matter who is Mayor of Auckland, they will be rated 9/10.
Anyway their most power Mayors are:
- Winton Dalley, Hurunui – 10
- Len Brown, Auckland – 9
- Tony Kokshoorn, Grey – 9
- John Tregidga, Hauraki – 9
- Ross Dunlop, South Taranaki – 9
- Wayne Guppy, Upper Hutt – 9
At the other end the bottom ranked is Mike Havill of Westland at 2/10.