COMMENT

I am regularly asked why I have thrown my support behind John Tamihere's mayoral bid when the easy option would be to snipe from the sidelines with all the other unhappy councillors.

I just couldn't accept the do-nothing option, knowing that three more years with the incumbent Phil Goff at the helm would see Auckland fall further behind in progressing key projects this city needs. This week we have now seen another frustrated Aucklander in John Banks toy with the idea of taking on Goff. But right now we desperately need a unity of ideas across the spectrums.

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