Outgoing Auckland mayor Phil Goff says he hopes someone a bit younger wins the mayoralty after he steps down in October, RNZ reveals. Goff has worked in politics for 40 years and said while he enjoyed it, he could no longer give “150 percent”, and it was time to bow out. The 68-year-old told Checkpoint the baby boomers had had a lot of influence over the past two to three decades and he hoped a younger person would take on the role.