Local Body Election fiasco

It appears people in the regions aren’t quite up with the way these complicated fangdangled election thingies work.

This, from the free local Tasman newspaper, The Leader, today



It’s a bit late now to tell people how to stand for local body politics.

I wonder if next week’s article by the Tasman Citizens Advice Bureau will cover how to prepare the garden for winter, or let us know the best ways to orient the TV aerial for the Bejing Olympics?


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  • Teletubby

    So whoever nominated Dirty Ol’ Brown needs to pay their $2,000 fine.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Shame it wasn’t the complete opposite – i’d be asking for tomorrow’s Lotto numbers.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Here is Len Brown’s numbers for you – 2,2,2,2,2,2…..

      • Col

        Ready, get set, Go 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ,……60 ………96……113seconds he must be really busy these days.

    • Steve (North Shore)


  • Col

    So you can get fined $2000.00 by putting someone’s name forward who is incapable off holding office, well Lens one of them, who put his name forward?
    The Greens are incapable, Hone is as well, and as for Curryleaf who ever put his name forward should be shoot.
    The only thing Len is capable of hold is his 2 minute sausage.

  • Toryboy

    I hate to be critical, or suggest that in my experience almost everyone living south of the Bombays is a hillbilly – but these Tasman people do seem a bit behind the times.

  • jb

    This is horse behind the cart, as opposed to cart before the horse…