CHB Mayor manhandles local media

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OUT: CHB Mayor Peter Butler forcibly moved media from a council building this morning. PHOTO DUNCAN BROWN
OUT: CHB Mayor Peter Butler forcibly moved media from a council building this morning. PHOTO DUNCAN BROWN

Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Peter Butler forcibly removed a Hawke's Bay Today photographer from a council building this morning.

Photographer Duncan Brown, who has taken photographs for Hawke's Bay Today for 30 years, was in the Waipawa building with a reporter chasing a story when Mr Butler spotted the media team and manhandled him.

He demanded Mr Brown and a reporter leave without giving an explanation as to why, and keep repeating "out".

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