The dapper mayoral candidate John Tamihere stood in a Parnell carpark overlooking the container port this week. Blue suit, red crew neck, black leather and suede brogues with contrasting beige laces. If you're looking for a different kind of mayor from the ultimate man in a grey suit, aka the incumbent Phil Goff, you've got it right there.

Sartorial contrast is just the beginning. Tamihere wants to sell the port. Not the whole thing. He'll sell the business but keep the land.

It's a big idea. He doesn't have a plan for the land: that's for "the ratepayers of