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Larry Baldock fails to censor record. Photo: Supplied.

City councillor Larry Baldock has failed in an effort to edit council minutes to remove allegations of Chinese organ harvesting.

Larry had hoped to remove reference in the minutes from December 19 of Judy Shakespear’s public forum talk about organ harvesting.

“It was sufficient to note that she just presented to us.” says Larry. “Given our sister city relationship, I wouldn’t like to see those comments about organ harvesting being raised on visits to Yantai and so on. I don’t think we need to go into that sort of detail.”

Mayor Greg Brownless said If he wanted it put to a vote, it would have to be moved.

“I’m not sure what the view of the meeting is, but it is meant to be an accurate record of what took place,” says Greg.

The minute states that in response to questions, Judy encouraged council to obtain information on organ harvesting on visits to Yantai - Tauranga’s sister city.

“Yes, she did say that,” says Larry, “but I don’t think there was any support for that around this table, and I don’t think it should be recorded in our minutes.”

There was no support from councillors.

Councillor Rick Curach asked Judy for advice in terms of how councillors should engage with the sister city relationship in light of her warning to councillors about forced organ harvesting of Chinese dissidents.

“When you go to Yantai maybe you can pose as somebody who wants an organ,” says Judy.

“You can go to any hospital nearby and they will gladly show you their facilities, which are unbelievably upmarket - right up-to-the-minute with technology.

“Or, if you say you know somebody who wants an organ and you are just making enquiries on their behalf, they will give you all the information you require. They advertise this on websites.”

Judy warned Tauranga City councillors about forced live organ harvesting being undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, saying the regime is carrying out genocide.

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Seems to me that Larry

Posted on 03-03-2018 21:43 | By The Caveman

MAY have been in line for FREE trip to this so called "sister city"!! But he needed to be seen to be "assisting" the sister city & CHINA, to get the TRUTH removed from the minutes of the meeting - if he was to get the trip............

Seems to me that Larry

Posted on 03-03-2018 21:43 | By The Caveman

MAY have been in line for FREE trip to this so called "sister city"!! But he needed to be seen to be "assisting" the sister city & CHINA, to get the TRUTH removed from the minutes of the meeting - if he was to get the trip............

Cheerio Larry

Posted on 03-03-2018 18:33 | By maildrop

Shut the door on your way out. Who gives a crap what the officials, of a Chinese city nobody has heard of, thinks? Follow her advice and pose as a brain donor. I think you’ll pull it off no problem.

Sister city Bah Humbug

Posted on 03-03-2018 12:29 | By rastus

What a load of rubbish this sister city business is - can any ratepayer quote the slightest advantage they have gained from this charade. I agree with others that our council has/is straying way outside of its brief and when it comes down to the selection of future councilors I and many others know who they will not be voting for in future.

Oh Larry...

Posted on 03-03-2018 11:29 | By NZAdventurer

Ever heard of truthful, full disclosure or morals, or ethics?

Larry???

Posted on 02-03-2018 21:37 | By waiknot

What planet is this guy from, clearly happy to alter records when it suits. Not what I like in a councillor.

This rosters is

Posted on 02-03-2018 20:06 | By Dazed and Confused

Seems to think he makes the rules.Its disgusting that he feels he can censor meet documents.Your on the payroll Larry. Don’t hide information form your employer What are you trying to hide Larry? .You get away with this bit of censorship....what next? I for one do not feel any confidence in you.

TCC

Posted on 02-03-2018 19:53 | By Capt_Kaveman

bozos one we dont need to have a sister city full stop agin TCC wasting time on things that have no concern to them

Really...

Posted on 02-03-2018 19:33 | By GreertonCynic

I thought editing minutes in any way was tantamount to fraud.

Alter minutes to suit?

Posted on 02-03-2018 18:59 | By MISS ADVENTURE

The Mayor is right, the minutes need to reflect way happened/said not the desired somethign else type answer. Obviously Larry has been in Politics to long to even try this stunt.

Community partnership with Yantai?

Posted on 02-03-2018 18:13 | By JoyceR

Should Tauranga be a sister city to Yantai and "Promote the District as an alternative destination and area for investment"? A simple Google on this subject gives a very clear indication of what is going on over there. Once again it comes down to integrity, or the lack thereof in some cases.

what a load of rubbish

Posted on 02-03-2018 18:06 | By jed

Sister city is just a scam for councillors to get some free holidays. They do nothing for our economy .