Watch: Wellington mayoral candidates debate housing, climate, transport


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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