The report by Ernst & Young into Len Brown’s affair is dragging on. It was due last Friday and now isn’t expected for several weeks.
The sniff of a white wash is starting to tell. Bernard Orsman grits his teeth and writes about the delay.
An Auckland Council review of any use of council resources by Mayor Len Brown in his affair with Bevan Chuang is taking longer than expected.
After the council said the review by Ernst & Young would be reported back to chief executive Doug McKay as “quickly as possible” and in no more than four weeks, the deadline passed yesterday with word it is still several weeks away.
A council spokesman said work on the review was ongoing and thorough and the findings were expected to be published “within weeks”. The original deadline of four calendar weeks was a best guess at the time, the spokesman said.
The council would not say why the review was taking longer than indicated on October 21, when Mr McKay announced the scope of the independent review. Read more »