Tim Shadbolt

New Zealand politician
Tim Shadbolt

Tim Shadbolt (born 19 February 1947) is the mayor of the city of Invercargill, New Zealand, and former mayor of Waitemata City (now part of Waitakere City).


  • 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"


  • If 25 years of smoking "dope" has addled my brain, I must have been an intellectual giant in my youth.
  • I don't care where, as long as I'm mayor.
    • for a television advertisment, which involved people saying things they'd rather not