Tim Shadbolt

New Zealand politician

Sir Timothy Richard Shadbolt KNZM, JP (born 19 February 1947) is a New Zealand politician. He was the Mayor of Invercargill and previously Mayor of Waitemata City.

Tim Shadbolt in 2006


  • In Russia - Poets are considered a danger to the political system and are sent into Asylums.
    What a compliment to the Russian People
    that poetry could move them so.
    In NZ Poets are not considered a danger.
    No one reads poetry
    Poets aren't sent to Asylums but they are considered mad nonetheless
    • From the introduction to "Concrete Reality"
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