Dick out of favour, Labour issues challenge

Dick Hubbard is now in trouble officially in Auckland. Labour councillor John Hinchcliff has decided to stand for Mayor.

He is clearly breaking ranks with the rest of the leftists on the council, perhaps signalling the beginning of the end for Dick Hubbard.

Hubbard himself has slagged off Hinchcliff's candidacy by correctly pointing out his limp dicked efforts at shielding himself from public opprobrium by abstaining on diffucult issues and his appalling results at Selwyn College in recent years.

Banksie must be rubbing his hands with glee at this news.?