By Helen Castles
It's been a bad day on the job for a council clerk in Northland.
A Whangarei District Council worker has been left red-faced after sending an inappropriate email to hundreds of journalists across New Zealand.
The clerk had intended to send the image of a man riding a motor bike shaped like a naked woman to a select few - but accidentally hit the email group "journalists".
He immediately recalled the email which was swiftly followed by an apology from the council's chief operating officer.
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