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Mayor refuses to swear in chairman over Domestic Violence

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — Julie @ 8:17 pm Tue 18th March 2008

Mayor Bob Harvey is refusing to swear in the winner of the New Lynn Community Board by-election because of the candidate’s previous conviction for domestic violence.

Wayne Davis won the seat by being elected by the people.

But Bob Harvey says “This city is running a campaign that says domestic violence is not Okay. So we are not going there. He can be sworn in by Jack the Ripper for all I care. Or he can go and get a JP”.

Mr. Davies is no stranger to politics and was deputy chairman of the Henderson Board in 2003 when he appeared in court on DV charges. He was sentenced to 100 hours community service after pleading guilty to 3 charges of DV and 2 charges of breaching a protection order.

Judge Phil Gittos said none of the assaults were particularly major but warned Mr Davis that he could face imprisonment if he re offended.

Mr Davis stood down as deputy but stayed on the board till 2004 elections when he was voted out.

Mayor Bob Harvey fronts the Family Violence – It’s not OK advertising campaign. Something like this would not be good for his image or for his future political career. After all, Waitakere has the most police in it’s DV unit in the country and the worst National record. Even though it has the best feminists and male socialists working along side him.

Mr. Davis has remarried since his court appearance and says life has never been better. “This is petty politics. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter who swears me in. I have been elected by the people. They put me there and I am rapt”.

Reference: Western Leader, Thursday March 13, 2008, Front page.
Author: Stephen Forbes


  1. I suggest Mr Harvey should stop being so self righteous and remember what is written: Do not judge others unless you want to be judged by the same measure.

    Even though Waitakare “has the most police in it’s DV unit in the country and the worst National record. Even though it has the best feminists and male socialists working along side him, Or maybe because of the above.

    Mr Davis is right this is petty politics at is worst.

    Comment by Alastair — Tue 18th March 2008 @ 8:32 pm

  2. The way my husband’s ex wife behaves makes me want to do more than hit her.
    I must be a major threat to society now too

    Comment by rosie — Tue 18th March 2008 @ 8:41 pm

  3. Hi Guys just thought maybe some of you might like this info
    Petitions Team
    Office of the High Commisioner for Human Rights
    United Nations Office at Geneva
    1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
    PH (41-22) 917 900
    Fax +41 22 917 9022
    E-Mail [email protected]

    Comment by Hadi Akbari — Tue 18th March 2008 @ 8:55 pm

  4. I hope the part about having the most police in the unit and the worst record is is taken as I meant it – a dig.

    Waitakere is ruthless to men.

    Hadi Akbari, how do we use this information? Is there a website explaining who this group is?

    Comment by julie — Tue 18th March 2008 @ 8:57 pm

  5. Bob Harvey is a lost in the past feminist, labour geek. The DVA has been used in such cynical ways at one stage we got down to refusing farmers fertilizer licences because of any dva proceeding – not even a conviction. As for the Waitakere court when it gets over its obligation to behave in a corrupt manner, which I have personally witnessed, the people of Waitakere City might be allowed to live a normal life again. Bob Harvey will go the same way this labour government is going, it just needs some decent bloke to stand up and send him on his way out the door, and some of the best candidates would be men I have seen in that Domestic Violence Court, who simply didn’t deserve to be there.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Tue 18th March 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  6. Hi Julie, Go to Google, type in [email protected], click on Undermining of Aarhus Convention Agreement, go down until you come to Convention Against Torture etc and click

    Comment by Hadi Akbari — Wed 19th March 2008 @ 12:06 am

  7. So, Bob Harvey wants to be a secondary Court and add a bit more to the sentence this man long ago served. Perhaps we should all do the same for anyone who has ever made a mistake: shun them and discriminate against them in perpetuity. That will make for a much better, violence-free society huh?

    Comment by Hans Laven — Wed 19th March 2008 @ 12:22 am

  8. Primo now you Auckland lot know who to face the crowds with your own family court violence is not ok ever campaign

    Comment by Wayne Fergusson — Mon 7th April 2008 @ 11:32 pm

  9. Wonders. Would Mr Harvey have refused to swear in a female who had assaulted another – Male or female?

    Comment by Alastair — Tue 8th April 2008 @ 1:23 am

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