Face of the day

“Oh my god, another cross to bear” – Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt has been named the most trusted mayor in New Zealand.


Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson.


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  • blairmulholland

    *facepalm* Well this is how you know a society is buggered.

    Also, he looks like Mussolini in this shot.

    • Travis Poulson

      You don’t know much about Tim then. Len Brown is how we know society is fucked. Tim is a decent Mayor, whereas LBIAFC.

      • blairmulholland

        I think everybody needs to raise their standards somehow!

        • Travis Poulson

          Tim has actually done a good job down there, hence why he’s still there.

  • RightOfGenghis

    What the hell is that on his head? Looks like something Napoleon would be proud of…

  • Steve R

    He’s exactly what a good mayor should be , all he’s about is promoting his town . Im a proud Aucklander and I cant tell you how much it pisses me off when the only stuff our mayor is in press for is to defend another bullshit idea . Yet the only other mayor we see in the press is mayor Tim and he’s constantly defending another piece of great news and blaming his town and its great people for it

  • Rodger T

    Free weed 4 everyone, Yippee!

  • island time

    It great to see a politician who does not “think he knows best” for everyone. There can not be many critics left for him to prove wrong.

  • Doug

    With the greatest respect to those who have commented previously, how many of you are from Invercargill. I have just moved to Auckland after 4 years under this idiot and I can say from working in a role that had close contact with both the council and the mayor, I found him uninformed, ineffectual when it comes to addressing the real social issues facing Invercargill, self absorbed, two faced and completely away with the fairies. He promotes himself as a ‘Mayor for Hire’ which indicates his real reason for being in the limelight. The council was too busy in-fighting to do anything significant and the only reason the place hasn’t gone down the gurgler is that council employees put the poor leadership to one side and get on with making the best of a poor conglomeration of public officials.

    • RightOfGenghis

      He’s always struck me a lightweight Doug, albeit fairly colourful. The good folks still keep voting for him however, I wonder why…