22 Nov 2023

Auckland's mayor supported council keeping 15 percent of flood buyout money

From Checkpoint, 5:36 pm on 22 November 2023

Newly released documents show Auckland's mayor supported a plan to keep up to 15 percent of the money set aside for buying up flood-damaged homes.

The proposal was later voted against and councillors instead opted to retain 5 percent of each home's buyout.

But some affected home owners say they're disappointed that the council even considered taking such a large sum from struggling families.

Reporter Lucy Xia has more.