Labour election hopeful Stuart Nash says a graffiti attack on his treasured fire engine was not politically-motivated.
On Tuesday the fire engine - which doubles as the Labour candidate for Napier's mobile billboard - was defaced with a spray-painted four-letter profanity.
He said, thankfully, the abuse was able to be cleaned off without damage being done to the 1968 Bedford's striking paintwork.
''This wasn't politically-motivated,'' he said. ''[The abuse] wasn't the sort of stuff that you could drive around [with].''
On the same night that Nash's fire engine was tagged, billboards promoting
Napier's National candidate, Wayne Walford, were also damaged.
''A couple of National hoardings were done at the same time,'' Nash said.
As the countdown continues towards the September 20 General Election, Nash said that any damage to his hoardings and fire engine were time-wasting distractions that he would rather not have to deal with.
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