22 Oct 2019

Mayor-elect Andy Foster: recount a distraction

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 22 October 2019

Wellington's Mayor-elect, Andy Foster, says talk about a recount is causing a "distraction" for the council at the start of their term. Mr Foster beat the incumbent Justin Lester by 62 votes - leading Mr Lester to suggest he will apply for a recount at the District Court, which he will have to do by Friday. The two rivals have been at loggerheads over the cost of a recount, and who will pay for it. Harry Lock has this report.