29 Jan 2010

No censure for councillors who broke code of conduct

5:19 pm on 29 January 2010

Two Canterbury regional councillors have been found to have broken the council's code of conduct but will not face any punishment.

In August last year, councillor Jo Kane complained that e-mails from councillor Rik Tindall were threatening, while he claimed that she leaked details of the spat to media.

A review board chaired by councillor Sir Kerry Burke has found Mr Tindall and Ms Kane breached Environment Canterbury's code of conduct.

However, Sir Kerry says while the behaviour of both councillors is unbecoming, the breaches were at the lower end of the scale and do not require censure or removal from council committees.