On two of the nine weekends that Christchurch City Council CEO Tony Marryatt said he was working, he was actually playing golf.
Thanks to a tip-off, the Christchurch Press has revealed that on two of the weekends that Tony Marryatt said he was working, he was actually out on the golf course.
His golfing records on the golf.co.nz website reveal that he played golf at Clearwater Golf course on April 2 and 9.
This revelation about his weekend activities has seen Marryatt backpedaling at a rapid rate of knots.
He says that when he said he was working weekends it didn't mean that 'I was working 10 hours for each day.' and that he played golf to 'clear my head'.
On April 2, while Marryatt was clearing his head. council staff were fighting to prevent the city's sewerage system collapsing.
Marryatt has also resorted to one of Sideshow Bob's favourite ploys, namely blame everything on some shadowy conspiracy to undermine him.
He wants us to believe that the poking around in his golfing records, is all part of a 'smear campaign' which is part of a wider campaign to have the entire council sacked and replaced by commissioners.
He doesn't actually produce any evidence to back up his claim though. In fact the only person who has publicly hinted at sacking councillors is Quake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee. Its hardly credible that one of Sideshow Bob's closest political allies is conducting a smear campaign against Marryatt.
Marryatt is simply blowing smoke and everyone knows it.