Local elections 2019

Bodies cut out, heads cut off, scrawled obscenities, mowed-down hoardings and scrapes on a classic car.

These are just some of the ways candidates for Tauranga City Council have seen their advertisements vandalised in the lead-up to this year's local government elections.

Some candidates say it's frustrating and costly but part of the gig, while others say the attacks seem personal and targeted, and one puts it down to the antics of "drunken misfits".

Tauranga City councillor Steve Morris said more than $1000 of damage was done to his 1957 Morris Oxford classic car over the weekend.

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The vehicle, which

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