Nelson has a new Mayor
Progress results put sitting
Councillor Rachel Reese taking the seat with 1429 votes
ahead of first term Mayor Aldo Miccio.
The Mayoral results
· Rachel Reese 7477 votes
Miccio (sitting) 6048 votes
· Brian McGurk 3018
· Richard Osmaston 308 votes
was not standing for Council at large.
results for the 12 Councillors will be released as soon as
candidates have been informed.
There has been a 48.74%
voter return in Nelson compared with 52.20% in
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On John Banks (And Blogging’s Merits)
It is hard to feel sorry for John Banks. Sorry, I’ll start that again. It would be easy to feel sorry for John Banks in his current sorry plight…unless and until one re-reads the passage in David Fisher’s excellent book The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom about his abandonment of a friend in need.
There was Kim Dotcom, languishing sick in prison in need of help and/or even just a hand of friendship – but at that very point we find that Banks, who had taken Dotcom’s money and happily availed himself of Dotcom’s hospitality during the good times, has chosen to take his phone off the hook, and has left Dotcom in the lurch. More>>