Westland mayor flown to hospital

Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith
Westland District Mayor Bruce Smith has been airlifted to Christchurch hospital due to illness.

The Westland District Council said Mr Smith had been recovering following a bout of ill health, but was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital on Sunday.

No other details were available.

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