Auckland's Mayor is swiftly defending his stance on controversial Canadian duo Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux.
Phil Goff earlier tweeted the pair would not be allowed to speak at Auckland Council venues, leaving the promoter no time to find a replacement for the show already booked for the Bruce Mason Theatre..
Goff told Chris Lynch the couple want to spread a message that's insulting and abusive to people of particular faith and ethnicities.
"Maybe they are free to do that, but equally we are free to say we are not going to give you a platform on which to spread messages which we believe will incite hatred."
LISTEN ABOVE AS PHIL GOFF SPEAKS TO CHRIS LYNCH