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Tory Whanau commits to giving up booze ‘completely’

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Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau spoke exclusively to state-subsidised legacy media outlet NZ Herald for the first time since the ‘Havana Bar incident’.

Whanau told NZ Herald she had committed to giving up alcohol completely after having acknowledged publicly that she has a drinking problem. She described the acknowledgment as a ‘huge weight’ off her shoulders.

‘It’s similar to the experience of others who go through this. Once they can admit something like that to themselves, and get professional help, and then letting others in to support you, it’s a very lifting experience.’

Rumours of video footage from the Havana Bar incident in November were circulating on social media, but as yet neither she nor NZ Herald staff had seen it. Nevertheless she told the newspaper there wasn’t, ‘an incident that I was embarrassed about, it was more that my personal journey has been made public and that in itself was quite challenging for me. But at the same time, I’m glad that I have been honest with Wellington.’

Whanau rejected calls for her resignation, saying, ‘While me and others need to lift our game, make no mistake about that, I remain a committed, passionate and enthusiastic mayor for the city. It’s [the mayoralty] just not something that I’m willing to give up.’

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  1. Laws and morality don’t apply to those in the big club.

    And why should they when the voters are no longer feared or even respected?

    A half-assed platitude, some “inspirational” Oprah quote and she gets off Scott free, zero consequence. Stunning and brave 😥👏👏👏

    If Wayne Brown gets hammered tonight in Auckland and does a striptease on the bar it’ll be a different story though, I’m sure.

    • And how the hell does a person who has alcohol problems fit to be a Mayor of the nations capital? There is so much wrong with our country.

  2. `there wasn’t, ‘an incident that I was embarrassed about,`

    Tory is a `Green` and Greens would say if a Male Mayor received **** *** in a bar he would be cited as a `hero` but needs to sort out his drinking problem therefore a female Mayor should be treated the same.

    • Yeah but Greens believe pollution is changing the weather and that the only way to stop it is to convert to communism, so I basically never pay attention to what they say anyway 🤷🏼‍♂️

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