But Auckland faces the biggest challenge and biggest choice in its history - how will the Super City rationally be put together, who will it represent - all of us or only some of us - and how will we elect it.
Time for the Herald to start a crusade to get this right. It is not just a matter of political points of view - the debate has to shake itself free of that - it is our future - all of our futures. We must have a super city that works, free of the dysfunctional argey bargey and ego that has crippled it for all of its history.
Come on our paper.
Gird up and gallop out.