The weekend’s local government election results are a big ‘no thank you’ from older home owners to future generations, says The Spinoff. Council election results over the weekend in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin produced sharp turns away from more progressive mayors and councillors to mostly older, pākehā men who had campaigned to block the following: more housing densification, big public transport and mode-shift projects, and a broader shift to co-governance with tangata whenua (local Māori).