Otago Daily Times

Tau­ranga mayor re­signs

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Tau­ranga: Tau­ranga Mayor Tenby Pow­ell has re­signed af­ter a meet­ing yes­ter­day, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

The res­ig­na­tion hap­pened af­ter a meet­ing yes­ter­day, in which the trou­bled city council voted to bring in a Crown manager.

Tau­ranga City Council chief ex­ec­u­tive Marty Gren­fell said the mayor had cited sev­eral rea­sons for his de­ci­sion.

Mr Pow­ell is also due to un­dergo prostate can­cer treat­ment shortly. — RNZ

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