NZ’s Dodgiest LBP Nomination – Murray Douglas


Veteran dodgy ratbag Murray Douglas

As regular readers know I have been keeping a careful watch on the dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council. There is no surprise that one of the councils gets a nomination for New Zealand’s dodgiest local body politician.

Murray Douglas may not be a fraudster or a drunk but he is about as shameless as a dodgy local body politician can be.

On he makes the following claims. 

I am experienced in local government and business as a former CEO of four councils; Waikato Regional, Dunedin, Moonee Valley (Vic) and finishing as head of Sydney Council. I was CEO and director of Dunedin Holdings a major firm involved in forestry, electricity, transport and tourism.

Some forms of dodginess are dodginess by omission. Murray Douglas has not told the full truth here, omitting to mention that he received huge golden handshakes when leaving the Dunedin City Council and the City of Sydney Council in dodgy circumstances.  

As you will see with the collection articles Murray Douglas needs to explain to the people of Hawkes Bay why he should be elected when he received two payouts when he was given the arse by two of the four councils he served. And took a lot of ratepayers money on his way out.

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