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    Phil Goff has given the strongest hint yet he'll run for mayor of Auckland next year.

    A possible contest between the former Labour leader and a rejuvenated John Banks is shaping up in the city where gridlock, rates, and soaring property prices are a perennial political migraine for incumbent Len Brown.

    This morning Mr Banks, a two-time former Auckland mayor and one-time Act Party leader, wouldn't rule out running in the race.

    Mr Goff today said he was doing his "homework" on the 2016 race.

    Political scientist Dr Bryce Edwards said Mr Goff had a better shot at winning the mayoralty than Mr Banks, Mr Brown or National MP Maurice Williamson.

    "I think Phil Goff's chances of winning are very strong. The winning formula Phil Goff has is he's on the right of the left -- he's a much more centrist politician than most other likely candidates."

    He said a strong track record, name recognition, and a reputation for "competence" would be of possible benefit to Mr Goff's chances in 2016.

    Dr Edwards said he saw no reason for believing Mr Brown's chances of being re-elected had improved recently.


    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11481320
    Last edited by eri; 15-07-2015, 04:47 PM.
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

  • #2
    Originally posted by eri View Post

    Mr Goff today said he was doing his "homework" on the 2016 race.
    Yeah Phil, do your "homework", don't do what Colin Craig did, use other peoples money to fund your campaign!

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    • #3
      Who will the winner be ?

      Apathy.
      Fewer than half of eligible voters will bother to vote.

      Why ?
      Because they know it won't make any real difference.

      Someone new will make the right noises for 6 months; and then reality will kick in as the flood of new arrivals continues to choke Gotham.

      One thing that definitely won't change with someone new; that is the moaning and complaining on forums such as this.
      Last edited by speights boy; 15-07-2015, 04:56 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by speights boy View Post
        Who will the winner be ?

        Apathy.
        Fewer than half of eligible voters will bother to vote.

        Why ?
        Because they know it won't make any real difference.

        Maybe we should prepare for another couple of years under Len Brown when he gets re-elected...

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        • #5
          He will not be on the ballot paper.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by speights boy View Post
            He will not be on the ballot paper.
            Why not? What's stopping him trying for a 3rd term?

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            • #7
              I see Mr Brown parked across a cycle way and then made a flippant remark about his error on social media.

              He can do no right.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by donna View Post
                I see Mr Brown parked across a cycle way and then made a flippant remark about his error on social media.

                He can do no right.

                cheers,

                Donna
                He should be ashamed to be a kiwi, with that kind of parallel parking skills!

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                • #9
                  Others raised questions about the position of the filling station.

                  • "Doesn't that demonstrate that the charging station has been placed without any consideration for the design of the rest of the road environment?" said James Fluker.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by speights boy View Post
                    Others raised questions about the position of the filling station.

                    • "Doesn't that demonstrate that the charging station has been placed without any consideration for the design of the rest of the road environment?" said James Fluker.
                    Na, I dont think the station would be positioned in a way that a filling vehicle has to park in the cycle lane!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Lin View Post
                      Na, I dont think the station would be positioned in a way that a filling vehicle has to park in the cycle lane!
                      Says an Auckland Transport employee when told about Mayor Brown's parking in a cycle lane.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by speights boy View Post
                        Says an Auckland Transport employee when told about Mayor Brown's parking in a cycle lane.
                        I'm just defending my colleagues at the traffic ops and corridor operations teams about the positioning of the filling machines =)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by speights boy View Post
                          Others raised questions about the position of the filling station.

                          • "Doesn't that demonstrate that the charging station has been placed without any consideration for the design of the rest of the road environment?" said James Fluker.
                          That was my first thought when I heard the 'news'.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gary Lin View Post
                            Why not? What's stopping him trying for a 3rd term?
                            I think he will finally get the message when he has to pay for it all himself - no one will fund his campaign so he won't run.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wayne View Post
                              I think he will finally get the message when he has to pay for it all himself - no one will fund his campaign so he won't run.
                              Yeah spending a million to get a few hundred thousand dollar job doesn't make economic sense.

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