Len Brown has announced he will not seek re-election as Auckland Mayor. Take a look back at his time in politics.
October 2007: Elected mayor of Manukau City.
May 2008: Suffered heart attack on stage at Pacific Music Awards.
August 2009: Announced he would stand for mayor of combined Super City Auckland.
June 2010: Admitted using council credit card for personal purchases including family groceries
October 2010: Elected mayor of Auckland, the first mayor of combined Super City.
September 2011: Government took control of Auckland's Waterfront off Auckland Council during Rugby World Cup.
October 2013: Re-elected Auckland Mayor by a big margin.
October 2013: Days after re-election, admits an extra-marital affair with Bevan Chuang.
December 2013: Inquiry into affair reveals he used council phone for call and text Ms Chuang, and didn't declare free hotel rooms and upgrades.
August 2014: Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics revealed right-wing blogger Cameron Slater had tried to dig dirt from prostitutes on Len Brown at the time the affair story broke.
May 2015: Voted for a compromise on the Ports of Auckland's expansion plan.
November 2015: Announces he will not seek re-election for the position of mayor.
May 2016: Work will begin on City Rail Link, Len Brown's biggest project as mayor.