Stuff, OPINION: Wellingtonians appear mostly jubilant with their new mayor, left-leaning Tory Whanau, despite the feeling of improbability about how to fix the pipes, or where those extra houses are going to go. Meanwhile in Auckland – a city whose downtown has been taking on new life, but still comes up short in comparisons with real world-class cities – citizens spent the week faced with a mayor who is possibly unable to grasp that he is there to serve the city of Auckland, not the other way round.