John Tamihere hints at further political career in concession speech

Defeated mayoral candidate John Tamihere has hinted at a further career in politics but he's staying tight-lipped on the details.

Tamihere addressed media after his loss to Phil Goff and said his loss did not signal the end of his career.

"But you'll have to wait and see for that one," he laughed.

Goff beat Tamihere with more than double the amount of votes - but Tamihere says Aucklanders will have to wait and see what happens.

"It's over. Aucklanders have got three years to work out how good Mr Goff goes but get a load of this, I won't be sitting idle either," he said on Saturday.

"I don't know anyone that's been elected on a platform of putting rates up, petrol prices up and stealth taxes up in any nation and that's a reflection of the minority vote that turned up," he continued.

Tamihere continued to hint about his future, saying Kiwi's would have to "wait and see."

"A lot of Kiwis are sick and tired of what's happening and you'll find out about that later on,"

He finished by addressing media directly about the "failure" of the system.

"The old oligarchy has failed, you know it, all you know it, you don't wanna admit it, cause the people that pay you could sack you," he told reporters.



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