Watch: Wellington mayoral candidates debate housing, climate, transport

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Wellington’s mayoral candidates face off Morning report debate hosted by Susie Ferguson.

Tory Whanau, Andy Foster and Paul Eagle are among the candidates competing to lead Te Whanganui-a-Tara, which faces challenges in housing, public transportation, tariffs, climate adaptation and the health of its water and sewer systems .

Watch the debate from just after 8 a.m. or follow live updates below:

This is the second of morning report’s mayoral debates, following last week’s discussion between Auckland’s then contenders – Viv Beck has since retired from the race.

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Read RNZ’s explanation about local elections:

  • How to vote in local elections – and why they matter
  • Elections for local authorities: more votes for young people and a baptism of fire for a councilor
  • The voting papers for the local elections have been sent from September 16, and the ballot box will close at 12 noon on October 8.

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