Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson is the editor of The Spinoff Auckland and a former editor of Metro and Cuisine.

Meet the new boss, definitely not the same as the old boss – on Phil Goff’s first days as mayor

New Auckland mayor Phil Goff wants everyone to know he’s in charge. He’s been laying down the law for council officers, getting offside with some of the councillors, turning himself into the star of his own show. But someone had to sort this shit. This week, as the new mayor and his council meet for the last time this year, Simon Wilson looks at what Goff and Co are getting right and what they’re screwing up.