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Warcast #7: Jacinda Ardern, Leonie Hayden, and a rant about Mike Lee

Why did we endorse Not Mike Lee? We explain our controversial decision and talk housing, elections and potential mayors with a pair of all-star guests.

With Auckland in the throes of  voting, Mana editor Leonie Hayden joins the Warcast to recap the most recent mayoral debate at Ngā Whare Waatea Marae, where one candidate emerged as a clear crowd favourite.

Hayden Donnell and Toby Manhire also speak to the Labour MP very interested in, but not necessarily responsible for Auckland Central, Jacinda Ardern, about the housing crisis, the rapid rise of Chlöe Swarbrick, and what it was like to work for Phil Goff.

Oh, and Hayden goes on a reasonably lengthy rant about Mike Lee.

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