You can often tell the integrity of a politician by some of the things they do in their personal/ private lives.
Here, Auckland mayor John Banks shows he is no ordinary politician but someone rather special.
The Sunday Star-Times produces a heartwarming story of how he rescued his daughter from a Russian State orphanage, and now the daughter is training to be a nurse.
We will hear much muck flung around in the coming election campaign and I will post some later, but what a good way to start with a tale of good deeds from a political leader.
Goodonya Banksie and to all those who adopt kids from unpleasant places overseas, the same.