Cartoon - Sayers blasts Board for road sealing fail

By: James Nicolls

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers has delivered a broadside against the Rodney Local Board, saying its chair’s “totalitarian style” and the Board’s failure to work alongside him has hurt Rodney ratepayers and scuppered the chance of getting more money for essential road sealing.

But Cr Sayers views have been flatly rejected by the Rodney Local Board chair Phelan Pirrie.

Cr Sayers made the remarks during the annual general meeting of the Northern Action Group on July 20 and expanded on them further after being contacted by Mahurangi Matters. ... read more


New cartoonist

Snells Beach freelance artist James Nicholls has joined Mahurangi Matters as its regular cartoonist. Among his works is the Beatles mural adorning the wall of the Let it Brew Café in Warkworth. When it comes to cartoons, James says he especially enjoys caricatures of people and is inspired by the western comic artists that emerged in the 1940s, along with contemporary street artists from 2010. “I love bold colours and line-work and I love incorporating new styles,” he says. Welcome aboard, James. 

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