Ports sale on Goff’s agenda
As rumours swirl that Auckland mayor Phil Goff is mulling the sale of Ports of Auckland (POAL), the suggestion has emerged that it was the port who made the recommendation.
Port staff met with Goff on Tuesday for a standard briefing but threw a surprise in by suggesting Auckland Council sell the port, a council source said.
Or at least part of it. They want the company split into a land business, which the council would keep, and an operating company to be sold off, the source said.
The push for this, the source said, was that council ownership is onerous for the port in terms of