Local elections 2019

An accusation of lying, a poorly chosen phrase about Māori that had the audience grumbling and a candidate clapped off - before she was finished speaking.

These were some of the things that happened last night as Tauranga's mayoral candidates faced off for the last time this election.

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The mayoral debate at Maungatapu Marae was organised