Rugby cup tick­ets v bag of gro­ceries

South Waikato News - - NEWS / SPORT -

Thanks for South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil staff came down to a box of cher­ries and ba­nana muffins this year.

In­for­ma­tion re­ceived un­der the Of­fi­cial In­for­ma­tion Act re­vealed a 2014 gift reg­is­ter, recorded only from ‘‘col­lec­tive mem­ory’’, was a lit­tle less ex­cit­ing for South Waikato than some coun­cils around the coun­try.

In 2012 Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil coun­cil­lors were wined and dined at a Rugby World Cup match by dairy gi­ant Fon­terra while last year an In­ver­cargill coun­cil­lor re­quested a park bench in a ceme­tery as her re­tire­ment present.

But here in lit­tle old South Waikato work­ers are be­ing thanked with gro­ceries in­clud­ing bot­tles of wine a box of cher­ries, liquorice and muffins.

Some of the more elab­o­rate gifts to Mayor Neil Sinclair in­cluded a silk paint­ing given dur­ing the Chi­nese con­sul visit.

A gifts reg­is­ter does not come un­der leg­isla­tive law.

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