38 days ago

Marian Hobbs slams dementia rumour as Otago Regional Council drops her as chair

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Former Labour Cabinet minister Marian Hobbs has rejected a rumour she has dementia as councillors voted to remove her as chair of the Otago Regional Council.

The extraordinary meeting began on Wednesday morning with dozens of Hobbs’ supporters, including some with placards highlighting environmental issues, singing a waiata.

It ended in chaos, with shouts of shame and the meeting being adjourned as people from the gallery were ejected.

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Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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Free Low E double glazing upgrade from Plus to Max for Super Gold card members

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