MacLeod wiped from anti-airport membership group [Wanaka Sun, 06/02/20]
Councillor Calum MacLeod was the recipient of an abrupt dismissal from his membership to the Wānaka Stakeholders Group this week.
“Members of our core team were looking through membership data recently, and the fact that you are a member of WSG was raised. After brief discussion, we’ve agreed that you should be removed as a member of WSG, largely because of your current role on Council and the fact that you are not a supporter of WSG (by your own admission). You have also not been receiving all member communications in recent months. Our membership coordinator has been asked to take you off the list today,” said the letter from Wānaka Stakeholders Group chair, Michael Ross.
In response, MacLeod said, “It is simply disappointing. The message it sends about exclusion versus inclusion is clear and sad to see. To my knowledge I have never declared I am ‘not a supporter of WSG.”