Another Local Government Ratbag

A ratbag drinking Tui, how appropriate

A ratbag drinking Tui, how appropriate

The list seems to never end.

A long-time love of Taupo has called King Country Rugby Union chief executive David Trewavas back to the political game.

The former councillor [2003 to 2008] and deputy mayor [2005 to 2008] has put up his hand for a shot at the mayoralty in the forthcoming elections.

“Being a long-term resident – I’ve lived here for 30 years – I’m very passionate and very positive about this place,” Mr Trewavas said. 

“I’d like to facilitate and help grow the district and promote it on a nationwide basis, keep the buzz going about what makes Taupo great: the events, activities around the area, the lifeblood of the community.”

Mr Trewavas describes himself as a “people’s person” who loves talking and listening to people and “hearing what they have to say”.

“Anyone who knows me knows I’m fairly affable and happy to help,” he said.


The only thing he is happy to help with is helping himself to other people’s money.

This ratbag thought the King Country Rugby Union should pay for him to go on a world cup junket, and when they sensibly said no to the junket he didn’t repay the Taupo District Council.

David Trewavas is such a ratbag he has nothing on about him so lets fill in some details.

After King Country Rugby Union told him to bugger off he owed the council who paid for the junket $4000. Repeated attempts to settle didn’t work, and the council staff ended up giving the debt to Baycorp.

Mysteriously this debt was paid off just before Trewavas mayoral nomination was received.

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