Mayoral crystal ball gazing and Auckland's red wall

Oliver Lewis and Andy Fyers
Tue, 19 Apr 2022

Mayoral crystal ball gazing and Auckland's red wall
The mayoral race is on for candidates on both sides of the political spectrum in Auckland. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis and Andy Fyers
Tue, 19 Apr 2022
In the United Kingdom, they call it the red wall – constituencies in Wales and England that have (until recently) historically voted Labour.Auckland's local body politics seems to have its own iteration.Centre-left politicians Phil Goff and Len Brown have won the mayoralty in all four elections since the super city was formed, with vote shares ranging between 47% and 49%.The 2019 election aside, voters in the south, west and some central areas have provided loyal and consistent support to the main centre-left candidates, delivering vo...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

The Economist
How attractively are shares now priced?
The Economist | Sun, 26 Jun 2022

What a key valuation measure says about buying the dip.

The $100 Club: A wine rich list
Bob Campbell MW | Sun, 26 Jun 2022

If you're a wine connoisseur, you're spoiled for choice. The number of high-flying wines on sale for more than $100 has tripled since 2013.

Property FREE
Money Answers: how much mortgage can I actually afford?
Frances Cook | Sat, 25 Jun 2022

This week, readers ask how they should decide as a family what they can afford in terms of buying a house – and just because you can, should you?

Investments to sustain the momentum of building in NZ

Classic Capital has opened its Land & Build fund to qualified wholesale and eligible investors.

High water marks: Watercare raises the tide on sustainability

The No.1 barrier to decarbonisation for NZ organisations is accurate measurement, says Microsoft’s Accelerating the Journey to Net Zero report.