There is more to this story than meets the eye

Two local news stories about the same issue appeared over the weekend.

Linked Article in Stuff

Linked Article in Howick and Pakuranga Times 

Both articles cover the factual and opublically know aspects of this case of unsafe buildings and lack of consents for those buildings on the land of Michael Williams.

My information tells me there is more to this than meets the eye.

A document [attached] has come into my possession which states very clearly that he was trying to influence staff by using his position as chairman of the Botany Community Board.

“Mr Williams is at pains to point out that he is the Chairman of Botany Community Board and has done so from the first meeting in January”. 

That is nearly corruption – or the first step towards it.

Further this press release from before the last Local Body elections and after a public meeting held about dodgey building practices. It shows what Peoples Choice was supposed to be standing for.

"It’s the underlying culture of incompetence and arrogance at Manukau City Council that needs to be fixed,”

Peoples Choice is the organisation that Michael Williams purports to represent. Clearly Mr Williams is exhibiting rank hypocrisy with his carry-on over the non-consented and dangerous work being carried out on his property.

Clearly Mr Williams has fallen short of his organisations Policy Prinicples;

  • Quality leadership and responsible public administration.
  • Transparency in council affairs.
  • All residents and ratepayers treated fairly and equitably.
  • A safer, cleaner City to live and work in.

Yep, rank hypocrisy is the only description avaiable based on the evidence supplied thus far.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.