As a submitter, I attended the Tauranga City Council meeting on Tuesday this week, which in my view turned into a shambles.

The question of 11 Mission St, which has nothing to do with race, is in itself simple – it is about the relationship between the Tauranga City Council and ratepayers.

Ratepayer money ($825,000) was used to buy 11 Mission St and the people were told why.

The mayor of the day, Stuart Crosby, is quite clear: The intent was that 11 Mission St was purchased to form part of The Elms estate.


This has nothing to do with