Category Archives: Auckland, New Zealand

National Fails to Grab Auckland. 

Ralston stood as an independent but swore allegiance to Auckland Future and Vic Crone, the latest de facto attempt by the National Party to wrestle control of the Super City.

Mike Lee said the election of Phil Goff as mayor was “like a reset of the Super City to begin anew”.

“Phil Goff has the intellect, energy and ability to provide real leadership to take Auckland onwards.”

Aucklanders basically had the same choice the Americans have on Nov 8. Putting a backward thinking Neoliberal in charge or sticking with the middle of the road option. Phil at least has the smarts to have learned from past mistakes. We will see. 

​The boys and girls at The Spinoff are not cynical hipsters, they’re true believers. – Chris Trotter

Members of a generation which, knowing
nothing else, have absorbed the ideological assumptions of neoliberalism
without conspicuous protest. Now they want their reward. They’re hungry for
economic and political power and bitterly resentful that it has not yet been
given to them in anything like the quantities they deserve. 
Bowalley Road