In less than two months Aucklanders will vote on who will be mayor — and the race between incumbent Phil Goff and John Tamihere is getting feisty.
The thought of local body elections can make many ratepayers' eyes glaze over. But they really shouldn't. Voters aren't deciding just on who will win the mayoral chains. Councillors, local boards, district health boards and even — in west Auckland — the licensing trusts are all up for election. Between them they're responsible for decisions that affect Aucklanders — ranging from potholes and rubbish collection to fixing the city's transport woes and