Tim Shadbolt

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Tim Shadbolt

Tim Shadbolt (born 19 February 1947) is the mayor of the city of Invercargill, New Zealand, and former mayor of Waitemata City (now part of Waitakere City). This makes him the longest standing mayor in New Zealand's recorded history. He was recently re-elected again for his eighth term.[1]


  • In Russia - Poets are considered a danger to the political system and are sent into Asylums.
    What a compliment to the Russian People
    that poetry could move them so.
    In NZ Poets are not considered a danger.
    No one reads poetry
    Poets aren't sent to Asylums but they are considered mad nonetheless
    • From the introduction to "Concrete Reality"
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