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| New Zealand News | Tuesday February 19 2013 8:23
Former top cop turned Auckland Council member George Wood's prolific Facebooking has landed him in trouble.
The New Zealand Herald reports that he posted a picture of the Tino Rangatiratanga and New Zealand flags flying from the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Waitangi Day.
Now Mr Wood, also ex-Mayor of the former North Shore City, has admitted he took it while driving.
He says he did not know the rules - which were introduced long after he resigned from the police force.
Mr Wood says his cellphone is on a hands-free kit in his car, and he simply pointed it at the flags to get the picture.
Using your mobile while driving can land you an $80.00 fine and 30 demerit points, but the police are unlikely to act.