Phil Goff in for second term after win over John Tamihere

Phil Goff has defeated John Tamihere in the battle for Auckland Mayor.

The incumbent mayor won in a landslide, receiving 155,957 votes in comparison to Tamihere's 70,000.

He has outlined his focus for his second term.

"My priorities are to continue to build infrastructure, tackling climate change and the structure of council with a review of council controlled organisations," said Goff on Saturday. 

Goff said he regrets the rivalry between himself and Tamihere "verged on personal at times."

"I prefer to debate the issues, not the individual," he told the crowd at Auckland bar The Kingslander. 

Craig Lord was in third place, with 25,000 votes.