Youth please mayor

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Auck­land mayor Len Brown says he is de­lighted with the youth of Auck­land.

Young peo­ple are giv­ing ‘‘ar­tic­u­late and thoughtful’’ feed­back on the pro­posed draft uni­tary plan.

‘‘Over­whelm­ingly, young peo­ple have been a clear and pos­i­tive voice in the dis­cus­sion on the fu­ture of Auck­land,’’ he says.

‘‘They have been clear they sup­port a bal­anced and wellplanned ap­proach to our city’s growth that will pro­tect our en­vi­ron­ment, help make our city more vi­brant and dy­namic and de­liver a greater range of hous­ing choices.’’

Mr Brown says 60 per cent of Auck­land’s in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion in the next 30 years will come from the chil­dren of those who live here.

‘‘It’s right that all parts of our com­mu­nity have a say on the draft uni­tary plan, in­clud­ing the young Auck­lan­ders who are the fu­ture of our city,’’ he says.

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