Two term Auckland mayor Phil Goff is hanging up the chains this election. The former Labour leader and cabinet minister has spent more than 40 years in local and central politics.
Goff led the city through the Covid pandemic and lockdowns, locked horns with fellow councillors over the prospect of a waterfront stadium, fought for and got a regional petrol tax and a targeted rate for climate action.
The rumour is he won't be unemployed. Outgoing Mayor Phil Goff talks to Lisa Owen.