'He did not realise the shotgun was loaded... before he pulled the trigger'.
Tauranga is a known as a safe National seat, but Labour is chipping away at the margin.
Complainer says a forced apology would be a 'pyrrhic victory'.
OPINION: History may be about to repeat itself.
Chinese-owned company linked to billionaire business magnate wins rubbish contracts.
COMMENT: Back your future. Protect your future. Change your future. Ditch the signs!
Peters said the reasons would be 'obvious to any sensible, sane, rational person'.
Ratepayers would be 'horrified' at paying the cost of governance failure, says councillor.
Team could stay for 10 months, but council votes for earlier 'off-ramp' opportunity.
A challenge to the decision, however, is likely.
"It's simply not an answer to say all fault lies on the other side."
'They smile during the day and then they plot my assassination at night.'
Texts reveal internal turmoil in council during attempted deputy mayor coup.
'This was a tragic outcome for all of us'.
Minister apologises after media learns of her decision before the council.