Foster announces re-election bid

NewstalkZB reports:

Wellington mayor has announced on Newstalk ZB’s Wellington Mornings he wants another term in the city’s top job. …

Referring to his fellow councillors, Foster said he hasn’t always had the team to back him, but he thought they were now working reasonably well together.

“We’ve done a lot for the city and I’d really like to take that forward.”

He said he saw the situation as a two horse race between himself and Rongotai MP Paul Eagle.

Foster added the council has delivered more in the past two weeks than most councils would deliver in three years.

This included signing off on the year’s budget, the proposed district plan, a sludge treatment option, agreeing to create a community housing provider, and opening the St James Theatre.

I’m not sure I’d call it a two horse race. But anyway as it is STV, one can get to rank all the candidates.

He has struggled to find the numbers around the table- leaving majorities to form elsewhere, often resulting in council decisions being influenced by a left bloc of councillors.

The Mayoralty is important, but electing Councillors will not cripple the city with rate hikes and debt is also important.

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