Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

Thomas And Goff Lay Out Vision In Mahurangi

Coincidentially, Labour MP Phil Goff was in Warkworth last week at the same time as I was.

There are many in this part of Auckland who have big problems with how the so-called Super City has treated them. So much so, that the northern part of the Rodney ward including Warkworth want to leave Auckland Council and have applied to the Local Government Commission to do so.

We both spoke with locals about these concerns. I spoke about some of my specific plans to increase local board decision making, boost their transport decision making role and move funding from lower priority regional projects to higher priority local ones. Goff will give extending the local board remit “a go” but says it will not be easy.

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    Mark and Phil in Warkworth