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Ex-Canberra Liberal Tio Faulkner jailed in New Zealand over leaking pig farm, land reclamation

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
February 17 2022 - 6:30pm
Tio Faulkner waves to his family after he was sentenced to prison in a New Zealand court on Thursday. Picture: Open Justice

A former controversial president of the Canberra Liberals will spend more than three months behind bars in New Zealand, after he was sentenced for illegally dumping concrete waste and rebar into a protected harbour in an effort to extend his property while also allowing excrement to flow into the water from a pig farm.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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