The current Auckland Council have been woeful.
They have raised rates, driven up house prices and pandered to just about every PC cause they can think of, then created a few more.
The coming election should be a shoo-in for the centre-right, just as Banks led C&R to a majority on the old Auckland City Council in 2007 after the left, under Dick Hubbard, buggered everything up between 2004 and 2007.
Instead, from all my sources across the city, it appears the right is shambolic and the union movement and left-wing activists are mobilising. Read more »