Wayne's world: what Auckland's new mayor means for light rail

Wayne's world: what Auckland's new mayor means for light rail
An artist's impression of the proposed Sandringham Station – part of the proposed light rail from Auckland's CBD to the airport. (Image: NZME)
Oliver Lewis
Wayne Brown’s election as Auckland mayor has cast further doubt on the future of the long-delayed light-rail project. The property developer and former Far North mayor beat his nearest rival, Efeso Collins, by almost 60,000 votes in Saturday’s election. In a press release announcing his victory, Brown adopted a combative stance towards the government and its priorities for Auckland. “Let me be very clear: Wellington’s job is to listen to what Aucklanders say are our priorities, and to fund them – not...

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