Banksie makes mistake but at least he tells us who he ate with

John Banks has made a bit of an oops after it was revealed that his staff claimed for $438.80 in entertainment expenses. In stark contrast to Looney Len Brown though John Banks has told us who he was having lunch and coffee with.

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The $438.80 claim covers four occasions – entertaining the United States Ambassador at Euro Restaurant on the waterfront for $215.50, catching up with arts patron James Wallace at Frasers cafe in Mt Eden ($23.80), discussing the Peter Blake memorial with businessman John Street at the Stamford Plaza Hotel ($44) and having lunch with Britomart developer Peter Cooper at the Northern Club ($155.50).

The onus is now on Mr Brown to come clean on who he dined with on the council card at Volare at a cost of $810.00. Come clean Looney Len.


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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. 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.

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