Stuart Nash must have been talking to my good friend Scott Simpson about how to get some traction on the campaign trail.
His signs have been vandalised and he scored the whole front page in the Hawkes Bay Today
Napier Labour Party candidate and anti-amalgamation campaigner Stuart Nash believes a defacing campaign of his “No To Amalgamation” signs was not random vandalism and there were “political motives” behind the attacks.
The words “No To” had been obliterated by black spray paint.
“This kind of vandalism does no good to those on the other side of the debate, and I hope this action was not sanctioned by those running the pro-amalgamation lobby – but it’s hard to imagine they didn’t know,” Mr Nash said.
“This doesn’t appear to be the random actions of some yob on the way back from town, but rather a deliberate attempt to manipulate the message.”
Three of the signs, at the intersection of Hyderabad Road, Carlyle and Thackeray Streets and Georges Drive, were damaged during the weekend but Mr Nash’s stance was not shaken and he had replaced them. Â Read more »