EDITORIAL

Local elections can be costly affairs - and not just the price of mailing out voting forms and collating the returns.

Phil Goff was out of the blocks on July 3 when he announced a policy to reduce bus, train and ferry fares for all of Auckland's school children in the next term of council. He said the policy would reduce child fares to 50 per cent of an adult fare.

"Reducing child fares is the best way to make public transport more affordable for young people all across Auckland. The more we make public transport affordable for children

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