Sometimes my eyes pop our at the happenings here. According to a court order, the local council here owes previously sacked councillors around 2 million New Zealand dollars – an impossibly large amount of money here. The council hasn’t paid them. Along with court Baliffs, the councillors came and removed most of the furniture and computers from the council offices to try and reclaim some of the debt. The police were called in, and illegally stopped the reclaiming process. Living in a dysfunctional dictatorship sure brings bizarre experiences.