3 Jul 2019

John Tamihere proposes 49% sale of Watercare

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 3 July 2019

As we have been reporting Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere is proposing to sell half of the city's water utility Watercare and use the money to clean up Auckland beaches.

Current Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says it's a dumb idea. He says it would take an essential service and monopoly out of public hands, and water rates would go up by $200-$300 a year.

John Tamihere joins us with his response.