26 Aug 2019

Auckland mayoral rival John Tamihere pledges to halt rates rises

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 26 August 2019
John Tamihere

John Tamihere Photo: Twitter

Auckland mayoral rival John Tamihere is pitching himself as a low-cost candidate, promising to freeze rates rises for three years, ditch the regional fuel tax, and ask landlords to hold off on rent hikes for the next three years.

Incumbent mayor Phil Goff is rubbishing the plan - saying it's a fundamentally reckless, dishonest and unbelievable plan which will leave the city unable to invest in its critical infrastructure.

John Tamihere spoke to Corin Dann about his policies.