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Tue, 21 Sep 2016 at 11:13 p.m.
A slightly larger crowd of Dunedinites arrived at the Mayfair Theatre tonight, and one or two were even angry.
The group of candidates was much smaller than last night but as a group the candidates were more impressive specimens than last night.
Standout new candidates were Jim O’Malley, Paul Pope, Conrad Stedman, David Murray, Neil Johnstone and Nanette Linklater.
Richard O’Mahony was also OK, if unspecific, but Tony Johnston was uncomfortable with the inevitable self promotion and sound bites that one must engage in as a local body politician. There is the sense that Mr Johnston could have value as a councillor with his background but he needs to study Mike Lord or Mr Stedman as examples of how to relate to a crowd.
Mr Lord tended to be short on specifics but even when on the verboten topic of…
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