After four decades in public life, outgoing Auckland mayor Phil Goff still doesn’t feel as though his job is done, NZ Herald reveals. “Look, I turned 69 this year and if you want to be mayor you should be in touch with the needs of the up-and-coming generation,” Goff said. “I look at councils and mayors around the country and we do appear to be over-represented as Baby Boomer males.” Regardless of who takes the role of mayor, Goff says it’s essential that they’re willing to work with councillors from all sides of the political divide.