Some people have been cutting Tim Costley’s face out of his Otaki electorate hoardings, and while maltreatment is not unusual with election signs, the fact that the same thing has been reported in Wellington indicates a coordinated action by supporters of this government. They shouldn’t be surprised if their signs get the same treatment.

What is below-the-belt behaviour, however, is that some Leftist also vandalised Tim Costley’s car by jumping on/bashing the hood, a little Suzuki Swift, not an expensive SUV of the type Labour MPs drive. Fortunately, a panel-beater supporter saw the photo and got the repairs done gratis.