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Lampooned then framed, but Bennett sees the funny side

Flagstaff Team

Picture perfect… Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Aidan Bennett (left), and Flagstaff and Observer managing editor Rob Drent, with the framed version of Guy Body’s cartoon of the politician

You can say what you like about Aidan Bennett, the new Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair – but he’s got a sense of humour.

The Devonport Flagstaff, and our sister publication the Rangitoto Observer, have been heavily critical of Bennett’s push for closed board workshops.

Last week, Bennett turned up for a chat with managing editor Rob Drent, along with a framed copy of the Guy Body cartoon of him, which ran in both papers.

It had been blown up and presented to Bennett by staff at the Christmas Party for his company, Benefitz.

Overall, Bennett was relaxed about the exposure.

He said he was annoyed initially by the cartoon, but it had grown on him.

And he was impressed by the likeness Body had created.

This article originally appeared in the 13 December edition of the Devonport FlagstaffDownload PDF.