It’s back!!! New Zealand’s Dodgiest Local Government Politician Award

In 2013 Whaleoil provided a public service and ran a competition seeking New Zealand’s Dodgiest Local Government Politician ahead of the local body elections.

With the help of readers we successfully outed a bunch of crooks, ratbags and bludgers who were attempting to fix themselves firmly on the public teat. We also outed politicians who love spending ratepayers money on stupid projects that go chronically over budget.

In 2016 we will be running the same competition again. Readers can nominate any candidate, though if they want candidates to get publicity the nominations need to come with links or PDFs to support claims. Email  tipline @ whaleoil…. with your nominations.

We are also considering a “Silliest Local Government Politician” as well, as some politicians are just plain silly, not dodgy. If you want to nominate anyone in this category please send the information through.


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