Len Brown travelled to Hong Kong on a secret trip, purportedly paid for by the Hong Kong government. No evidence exists of this trip either in press releases or in photographs of Len Brown in any official capacity for his trip. Brown also failed to disclose the gifts of airfares, accommodation and entertainment resulting from this “official” trip as required by the Auckland Council Code of Conduct for elected members. To add further insult to injury he Mayor famously has declared that the rules and the code of conduct do not apply to him.
It is a travesty that the media have given him a free ride over the lying in LGOIMA requests, keeping his trip secret, and refusing to speak of it.
So how do they do it in Wellington.