ELEC­TION AD­VER­TIS­ING

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Two items have re­ally got up my nose this week. The first be­ing the sit­ting Mayor stat­ing that that there will be no ad­ver­tis­ing from the Coun­cil, yet three days later we get a leaflet in the mail en­dors­ing the deputy mayor by the sit­ting Mayor.

I con­sider that this is a blan­tant form of ad­ver­tis­ing. I no­tice that the other may­oralty can­di­dates don’t get a men­tion. This can­di­ti­ate should be barred from the elec­tion be­cause of un­fair ad­van­tage over the other may­oralty can­di­dates.

Hav­ing been liv­ing in Pu­taruru only a short time I won­der who the ’’bril­liant con­sul­tant’’ was who laid out the ‘‘In Touch’’ pub­li­ca­tion put out by the Coun­cil.

The front page shows how the vot­ting was bro­ken up on the pie chart.

Need­less to say the largest piece (of the pie) was for the peo­ple who stated they didn’t know what to do. I fell into this bunch as there is no in­for­ma­tion as to whether it is a postal vote or hav­ing to go to a polling sta­tion.

Once again it doesn’t look good when a Mayor favours one can­di­date over the oth­ers.

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