So Masterton had some Chinese VIP’s come visit a while ago.

And Hooker decided to take them to Chan’s for a grand banquet.

What was going through his head?

After an offical information request to MDC and paying over $300 for the privilege of asking what one of our longest standing councillors spends ratepayers money on, I got this back:

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I know the Chinese pretty well after having lived there for a couple of years and before that visiting about 7 times. They have shown Masterton a lot of good faith coming to visit. And boy, is there potential in it for the area economically.

It is simply abhorrent that Hooker thought taking them to Chan’s was a good idea. Chan’s is pretty sub par even by the NZ definition of Chinese food. Its not like when Kiwi delegations visit Shanghai they are taken to a tuck shop and fed pies.

Our Chair of the International Relations Committee really doesn’t know what he is doing. He should have taken them to Wellington or Wharekauhau and feasted on the best food the area has to offer… Followed by a sunny reception at a nice country house somewhere, and visits to the coast and exemplarily farms. Actually someone else should have taken them. Tina Nixon would be the obvious choice.

In all of Hookers trips to China, and their visits here… What has he actually achieved? Nothing, is the answer.

Unfortunately, Hooker is a moron. This should be ringing alarm bells loud and clear to all the sensible people out there that we the people should get involved ASAP in regards to the $4 million CBD redevelopment. Just look at the Pou poles, the Council square trees, the sewage ponds, the athletics track …. if you let the monkeys play…they will take your ratepayer dollars and mix it in their poop and throw it wherever they fancy. If you let them.

We really need better councillors and we really need people other than baby boomers to get involved with the discourse at all levels. Get involved, talk about it at dinner with your mates, and share this website.

And what did Hooker spend the rest of the money on- the impressive Highwayman Motel I am guessing? Or was it slipped in his pocky wocky, inline with tradition extending back to the ol’ Skate and Blade days… (maybe the beans on that one day, dear readers).

Cr. Jonathan Hooker is a  professional politician. He has had his snout in the ratepayer trough for well over a decade and gets on council time after time because he targets the Christian vote in town with his church connections. If ever there was group to target who won’t ask questions eh!… Credit is due Hooker, you picked your demographic damn well!

As my other posts demonstrate: He’s a bullshit artist, a yes man to whatever mayor of the day is installed, and is an expert at keeping his head well under the radar. However, the rare occasions where he does talk- or hosts a Chinese delegation- reveals he’s a complete idiot. He has cost the town a fortune all up and delivered stuff all.

He needs to go- theres a few others that can join him too.

It will be fun to see if the Bonallack follows through on his bold words to RNZ about chasing down and snapping at the heels of our  elected officials, like he should, but doesn’t.

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