Councillor against Mayor meeting ratepayers

March 26th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

Daniel Adams at the Waikato Times reports:

’s mayor is being accused of using mayoral forums to electioneer ahead of this year’s election – a claim she rejects.

Mayor also rejected the claim that ratepayers are helping fund her re-election after a complaint was made to electoral officials.

Councillor has asked for a ruling from the city returning officer on a series of branded forums organised by staff for Ms Hardaker.

He claims the mayor’s forums are electioneering in disguise and should stop.

Or it is a Mayor doing their job and making themselves available to ratepayers to discuss any issues they have. Macpherson is being silly and petty.

The best quote on Mr Macpherson comes from his former leader Jim Anderton:

But Anderton was dismissive of the remarks.

“Dave Macpherson is one member of the Alliance, he is on the Hamilton City Council… last thing I knew he was the deputy chairman of the subcommittee of the dog control appeal authority.”

Attacking a Mayor for actually getting out there and meeting ratepayers is just silly.

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7 Responses to “Councillor against Mayor meeting ratepayers”

  1. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    last thing I knew he was the deputy chairman of the subcommittee of the dog control appeal authority.”

    I like that.

    It’s a shitty thing to say about one of your own, but I still like it.

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  2. BeaB (2,125 comments) says:

    Sad when politics mean little more than constantly attacking and undermining your opponents. No wonder we have become such a whinging, small-minded nation full of grievance, grumbles and greediness.

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  3. redeye (629 comments) says:

    It is a good thing that she is getting out there but is she just getting out there in an election year? Was she getting out there last year?

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  4. BeaB (2,125 comments) says:

    redeye
    yes – since the beginning of her term as mayor.

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  5. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    But if the mayor was anything to do with LABOUR, how different would this thread be huh?

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  6. Nick K (1,244 comments) says:

    Quelle surprise: another mad leftie in local government muckraking ‘cos they’ve got nothing else to fill their days with.

    The country is full of them.

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  7. Joe Hendren (4 comments) says:

    David,

    If you insist on dragging up history you should at least include MacPherson’s rather witty response to Anderton

    “Every dog has its day”

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