NZs Dodgiest Local Government Candidates – Bertie Ratu

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We have already mentioned the unions’ pledge that they are getting candidates to sign. Unfortunately for the union struggled to get any of its own members to run, with only well known Wanganui ratbag Philip Rewiti Bear and Bertie Ratu from the union running.
Bertie Ratu is someone to avoid voting for if you are the Te Puke- Maketu Ward of the Western Bay of Plenty council.

As you can see Bertie Ratu has a view of Local Government that is quite different from reality. Councils are not the forum for arguing about what wages should be paid. Councils are supposed to provide essential community services, not act as mini central governments and address all the perceived wrongs facing their community.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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