Former Invercargill deputy Mayor says Tim Shadbolt should stay on

From Morning Report, 7:29 am on 24 November 2020

Confusion at the Invercargill City Council continues after the mayor condemned a report that was accepted unanimously less than a fortnight ago.

An independent review has found that mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt is struggling to do his job.

The review was prompted by the Department of Internal Affairs, which had flagged concern about how the council was operating.

The council has agreed to bring in two external appointees and develop a clear set of delegations for the recently appointed deputy mayor, Nobby Clark.

Yesterday Sir Tim rubbished the report's findings.

Former deputy mayor Darren Ludlow was at yesterday's council meeting where the report was publicly released.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.