'Hilarious' mayors' debate raises $22K

Ready for the "Blood is thicker than water'' mayoral debate in Roxburgh on Saturday evening are ...
Ready for the "Blood is thicker than water'' mayoral debate in Roxburgh on Saturday evening are (from left) Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan, Janet McDonald, of Roxburgh East, and Gerry Ekhoff, of Alexandra. PHOTOS: YVONNE O'HARA
About $22,000 was raised during the "hilarious'', sold-out "Blood is thicker than water'' debate between two teams led by brothers Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan and Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan.

The debate was held at the Roxburgh Town Hall on Saturday evening in front of an audience of 140.

Mayor Tim's team-mates were former MP and Otago regional councillor Gerry Eckhoff, of Alexandra, and Roxburgh East farmer Janet McDonald.

Mayor Bryan's team-mates were Raes Junction farmer Glen Perkins and Barbara Cowley, of Invercargill.

Dave Ramsay, of Alexandra, was the adjudicator and awarded the debate to Mayor Tim's team, by two points.

Teviot Valley Rest Home governing committee chairman Alex Gordon said they were delighted with the amount raised.

"It is a great figure,'' Mr Gordon said.

He said the evening had been "hilarious''.

Dressed for success are (from left) Barbara Cowley, of Invercargill, Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan...
Dressed for success are (from left) Barbara Cowley, of Invercargill, Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan and Glen Perkins, of Raes Junction.
The Cadogan brothers fired insults at each other, and let out a few family secrets, including Mayor Tim's alleged family nickname "Bubble'', given because of the jerseys his mother knitted him.

Mayor Tim apologised for his brother, and said he got a job in the M and M factory before he became mayor, but threw out all the Ws.

The money will go towards the rest-home's five-bedroom extension and covered access way.

Several silent auctions of donated prizes were held and even the table decorations were sold.

The naming rights to one of the new bedrooms went for $10,000.

 

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