Radio NZ are hosting the first big head to head debate for Auckland mayoral candidates. Hosted by Morning Report’s Guyon Espiner at 8am, it features eventual winner Phil Goff and also rans Vic Crone, previous mayoral runner-up John Palino, and local board member Mark Thomas.
Voters can choose between listening to National Radio, or watching on Freeview Channel 50. The debate will also be livestreamed on rnz.co.nz and on YouTube.
A recent poll, for our mates at The Spinoff, put support for Mr Goff at 32 percent, with big businesses Vic Crone on 8 percent, even bigger businesses John Palino on 4.1 percent, anti rates activist Penny Bright on 2.4 percent, local board member Mark Thomas on 1.7 percent and policy analyst David Hay on 1.4 percent.