Farmer throws $50 bills at regional council CEO after heated meeting

Tim Gilbertson throws $50 bills at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council CEO James Palmer during a heated meeting linked to a push for a new dam in Hawke’s Bay. Video / Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

A Central Hawke’s Bay farmer threw two $50 bills at the Hawke’s Bay Area Council general manager after a heated meeting over unpaid dam fees.

Tim Gilbertson, the largest shareholder of Water Holdings Hawke’s Bay, appeared

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