A Liz Kelly critic writes
So the worst kept secret in town is now official: Liz Kelly is deserting the ward she lives in and has represented for nine years to stand in the Eastern ward.
It’s obvious why Mrs Kelly is doing that. She knew she wouldn’t get re-elected because the seats were reducing from three to two in the Western ward and she sees a better opportunity to get elected in the larger Eastern ward.
Mrs Kelly’s woeful record this term includes poor meeting attendance, public spats and general negativity.
All this adds up to her not being a good representative for our city.
I hope voters take a good look at Liz Kelly and choose one of the many other good candidates on offer. Nine years is long enough!
It is offensive to read such a personal attack on a member of the Porirua community.
While I found the article on pages 2 and 3 to be very informative, it was inappropriate to single out one city councillor on the front page; especially when the councillor in question did not perform the worst in this evaluation. In future, I would be interested in reading something of more importance. consider the notion that our own athletes could be cheats.
I am in no way accusing Valerie Adams of cheating, but if you look at it from an overseas point of view, she is an unusually large and powerful woman who has been – literally – head and shoulders above her opposition for the best part of six years.
Similarly, we recently delighted in the exploits of our freestyle swimmer Lauren Boyle, who won three medals at the world champs in Spain.
Boyle is in her mid-20s and has been swimming internationally for eight years. Despite that, she got to Spain and in the 1500m absolutely smashed her previous record.
To be a very experienced swimmer and then suddenly chop many seconds off a personal best was extraordinary.
I am accusing Boyle of nothing sinister, but merely pointing out how it is possible to view these things another way.