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Old Sep 19 2016, 09:21 AM   #1
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"A promise of Mayoral Candidates" - quipped one Mayoral hopeful tonight.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...-in-wellington

First time I knew politics could be fun. Candidates for our local body elections were given ninety seconds to explain their policies. At 75 seconds somebody clanged two stainless steel bowls from the kitchen, once. At 90 seconds, the bowls got clanged repeatedly. At 95 seconds, two audience members armed with high powered water pistols let fly. Several of our candidates got very wet. (Hence the umbrella - that particular candidate has done the Aro Valley meeting before.)

At question time, the candidates got sixty seconds to answer. Then the mike was taken out of their hands by the MC and given to the next candidate.

The audience was raucous. Heckling, booing, jeering, applause - all were the order of the day. It was also packed into the small hall and overflowing into the park outside. I thought I'd arrived early, but the hall was already overflowing. I sat on the floor in front of the TV camera until a charming young man offered me his seat. That's me in the first photo, a little left of the centre in the second row wearing a red overcoat and a blue jersey with vertical stripes.
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Vyon, that page "was not found"

And - I saw a bit of that on the news. With a lot of younger people in attendance. I bet they liked that. I can see more candidates getting wet
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Try directly from the Dom instead of via Stuff, which no longer seems to have it. They must've posted it at 11 pm and erased it again at 12 am.
OK, it won't let me edit that page but I tried it and it is currently working.
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