Mayor Phil Goff joins Millennial wastrel Hayden Donnell and Metro editor-at-large Simon Wilson to talk about the housing crisis, council culture, *that* headline, and whether we should jail all Boomers.
Two of the best young election candidates in Auckland join Hayden Donnell to talk cycle helmets, our terrible voting system, and election intrigue on the North Shore.
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.
In fits of democratic exhilaration, Gen Zero and the Auckland war bunker celebrate the start of the Auckland local elections, and explain their imperious plans to tell you how to vote.
Trains! Expressways! Parking! The Greens' transport expert and Matt Lowrie, Transport Blog's super genius join us in the pod. Plus: we get David Farrier on the phone to apologise for last week's debacle
Polling expertise from David Farrir and insightful chats on the mayoral race, the council budget and tensions between the government and Super City. All that and more on the latest War for Auckland podcast.
In the third Earth-shattering installment of the Spinoff’s recently renamed Warcast, we talk to Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse about the Unitary Plan, the Auckland mayoral candidates, and why she got upset with Mayor Len Brown.
The King of Clevedon, the Franklin guvnor: Bill Cashmore is to be Goff's No 2 at Auckland Council. The National-Party-supporting councillor popped into Spinoff HQ a few weeks back. Here's what he told us.
A survey commissioned for the Spinoff's War for Auckland pop-up site puts the Labour MP well in front of his nearest rival, Vic Crone, just weeks out from voting. But many remain undecided.
Deputy mayor and Unitary Plan hero Penny Hulse has told the Spinoff she is 'vaguely uninspired' by the candidates for the Auckland mayoralty, saying she's waiting to hear some 'genuine vision'.
Ultimate power ranks! Auckland’s staggeringly competent and outlandishly incompetent local politicians
Who smashes their opponents with the biggest plan amendments? Who has the most insanely sensible policy platforms? We power ranked all Auckland's councillors ahead of this week's Unitary Plan hearings.