COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Bounty for Tamihere billboard bashers

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere is offering his volunteers a reward if they can identify who is defacing his billboards.

Mr Tamihere says his campaign put up 358 billboards over the weekend from Wellsford to Bombay and even one on Aotea Great Barrier.

He says they seem to have been singled out for attack.

"My volunteers are going to be given rewards to identify who is doing this because it's just unacceptable conduct this early in the electoral cycle particularly if they are trolling me only, as opposed to (Mayor Phil) Goff or any other supported councillors of his. I don't think that's fair or right and so I will be putting a big shout out on my Facebook, on my website and the like," Mr Tamihere says.

As a person of colour he believes some of the defacing could have a racial motive.

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:


matariki x
TVNZ Journalist blames Māori, not Oranga Tamariki.
OPINION - Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ Journalist Jehan Casinader, has written a remarkably shallow evaluation of the corrosive Orange Tamariki child uplift programme and has bewilderingly concluded the problem is Māori, not the policy.
Ihumātao Te Riri Pākehā | The White Manís Anger
Dr Rawiri Taonui;This column is part one of three on Ihumātao. This part traces the historical injustices behind Ihumātao. Part two outlines the legal progress and rising opposition against the Fletchers Residential development, the contradiction between justice for Māori and preserving Māori as an artefact, and how the Crown has divided mana whenua. Part three examines the political implications of Ihumātao.
Dear Tracey Martin. I'm sorry Minister but your Oranga Tamariki response is disgracefully tone deaf
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Minister responsible for Oranga Tamariki has finally responded over the weekend to the outrage within Māoridom at the Oranga Tamariki uplifts and her response is disgracefully tone deaf.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am