Campaign to launch in carpark

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Nelson mayoral candidate Pete Rainey has chosen an unusual venue for his campaign launch – he’s holding it in the Beaurepaire’s carpark.

There is an open invitation for food, music and mayoral discussion this Saturday at 10.30am, in the carpark outside Rainey’s office, opposite the Rutherford St entrance to the Nelson Market.

“We’re having a barbeque, Pic will be there with his big trailer serving his famous peanut butter on toast, there will be some music, and I’ll give a brief outline of what my Mayoralty will bring to the city,” says Rainey.

“One of my platforms is bringing people together – so I’m making my launch a bit of a fun event where people can have a snack and enjoy the sunshine, along with a chat about the more serious election issues.”

Rainey says the downtown launch was in keeping with his policies to put the heart back into the city and the buzz back into the CBD.