Profile of two NZ First MPs

The Herald profiles and Fletcher Tabuteau.

Before entering politics, Mitchell made local headlines in December 2009 when his Hamilton bar, the Bahama Hut, was forced to close for a week because of two promotions – Funtastic Fridays and Super Saturdays – that gave punters unlimited drinks for a six-hour period for as little as $39.

There was also some controversy over leprechaun-curling competitions at another of his pubs, the Mount Mellick, where a vegetable oil-covered dwarf would be propelled along a 6m polythene sheet.

My first thought was that it is hard to see Mitchell serving in a Cabinet with Green Party MPs, considering their likely views on dwarf throwing or sliding. But they may forgive him as he coated the dwarves in natural vegetable oil.

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