It’s a measure of the magnitude of the Kiwi surrender to the power push by indigenous persons that New Plymouth councillor John McLeod is described as a renegade.
That derogatory adjective was used in a caption beneath his photo in the Taranaki Daily News before he resigned “after the vote on Maori wards did not go his way”.
According to the definition at Oxforddctionaries.com a renegade is…
A person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles: an agent who later turns out to be a renegade
So has John McLeod deserted the New Plymouth Council or his city?
Or has he betrayed it or its principles?