1 Dec 2023

Councillors raise concerns about mayor Tory Whanau after alcohol admission

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 1 December 2023

A small faction of Wellington City Councillors are raising concerns about mayor Tory Whanau's admission that she has a problem with alcohol.

Whanau - who declined our request for an interview - says she's only human, is getting the help she needs, and is entirely committed to the role.

At least one councillor - Nicola Young - is calling for the mayor to step down, though the majority are expressing their support.

Takapu/Northern ward councillor Tony Randle spoke to Corin Dann.