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Phil Goff’s legacy plan - 1000 clean beaches


Phil Goff is speed dating journalists.

He wants money. More than that, he wants public buy-in, so when the Auckland Council spends this money ratepayers will be happy about it.

To do that you first have to paint a grim picture - in this case, of polluted Auckland beaches that have seen swim events cancelled and residents staying dry on hot days.

When Aucklanders get the message pollution has taken a grip, Goff figures they'll be ready for a targeted rate to pay for the clean up. Read more