'Great bike' email leaves council worker red-faced

08/07/2011

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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