Article Title:Mayor advises Banks to acknowledge gays
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:27th February 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1823
Text:Wellington mayor Kerry Prendegast says her Auckland counterpart John Banks needs to show greater willingness to support his city's gay community. Speaking after a visiting American urban development expert suggested that thriving cities develop around communities such as gays, Prendegast said Banks would be a more effective local body politician if he embraced Auckland's GLBT community. Banks, who is notoriously reluctant to involve himself or his a office in gay matters, has been needled by the Wellington Mayor a number of times since his election success, with each mayor coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum.    
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