COUN­CIL BRIEFS

‘Han­gry’ at­ti­tude

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Western Ward coun­cil­lor ’Ana Cof­fey showed her paci­fist side at last Wed­nes­day’s coun­cil meet­ing, ar­gu­ing against award­ing ‘free­dom of the city’ to Porirua City Cadet Corps. Ms Cof­fey com­mended the group but took ex­cep­tion to award­ing them the right to ‘‘march with bay­o­nets fixed and swords drawn through the streets’’. North­ern Ward coun­cil­lor Bronywn Kropp, a for­mer cadet her­self, was quick to point out that cadets are only per­mit­ted to bran­dish cer­e­mo­nial wooden weapons, and the coun­cil passed the mo­tion. Af­ter­wards Ms Cof­fey called her speech a ‘‘rant’’ on Twit­ter and at­trib­uted it to be­ing ‘‘han­gry’’ (hun­gry and an­gry) due to liv­ing on $2.25 a day for char­ity last week.

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