Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

NZ Herald: Candidate Information Banned At Living Wage Meeting

The NZ Herald has covered my concerns about the Living Wage organisers preventing mayoral candidates from handing out information at the mayoral debate this week.

They claim to be non-partisan, but it was actually the most political crowd/meeting of the more than two dozen mayoral debates we have had.

They also restricted what candidates to say.¬†You weren’t allowed to refer to opponents. I did anyway because I believe in having an honest discussion about how we can boost low income wages.

You can read the story here.

Leighton Smith from Newstalk ZB also covered my comments as he closed his Thursday morning 1 September show – you can listen here just before midday.


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