The announcement is made in an article by Guru’s friend Joel Maxwell in Stuff today which asks in the headline, ”Do I scare them?’

We can answer that question quite easily: No. Annoy people big time? Yes. Like many activists in Kapiti, we supported his mayoral run in 2016 and were pleased when he won — but began to have significant doubts after a year and became increasingly critical to the point where we instead endorsed Gwynn Compton in 2019.

Most of the article is about skin colour and frankly we doubt whether anyone in Kapiti gives a Stuff about that — what they want is a mayor who represents the interests of the people who elected him/her and holds the management to account, not meekly sides with them in return for advancing his pet vanity project.