Candidate complains

Roy Pilott

Chris Woodhams

Waipā mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams has outlined complaints he plans to make to the Media Council in which he suggests Good Local Media has shown bias, that he has been the victim of bullying and The News is attempting to “weaponize” the complaints’ process.

Editor Roy Pilott said the allegations were denied.

He said he had told Mr Woodhams that after suggesting on three occasions he would complain over issues, an action which obliges Good Local to carry out an audit of stories, emails and discussions between parties, he believed the candidate was abusing the Media Council process.

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