April 15, 2019
Leafy suburbs beckon for Tamihere
Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere says people who vote for him will know what policies they are getting.
The former MP and Waipareira chief executive has released his position on parks and stadiums, including a promise to keep the council’s 18-hole golf course at Chamberlain Park and to allow concerts at Eden Park.
He says incumbent Phil Goff and his predecessor Len Brown were elected without committing to policy, but he will have released a full platform with wide appeal across the city.
"We’ve got a shot in the leafy suburbs. We've got a shot on the North Shore. We will more than carry the vote in West Auckland and South Auckland, those are no longer Goff territories. I don't have too many problems. I'm heading into a well resourced campaign, very well supported on the streets. You watch our NGOs, our non-government organisations carry the day for us on election day. It will be outstanding," Mr Tamihere says.
He expects to deliver on his promises by asking candidates for council seats to endorse him and deputy Christine Fletcher.
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