Damn that's good credit

Most ordinary New Zealanders can manage to get 55 days free credit at best from their credit card. Trougher Len Brown on the other hand can get a massive 437 days free credit on his Manukau City Counicl provided credit card and it might have been longer if Jonathan Marshall hadn’t suddenly asked about mayoral expenses.

The revelation comes as official documents show it took Brown 437 days to repay his council for a family Christmas ham he bought from a butcher….

…He told host John Campbell he used the council card to buy personal items because he left his personal card with his wife, Shan Inglis. He said the family had only one card.

The personal expenditure totalling $638.27 was repaid on March 5 this year, 437 days since he made the first personal purchase.

That is outrageous and clearly shows a sense of entitlement to trough it up at the ratepayers expense. The issue of his family credit does raise some other interesting questions.

Is the card that Len Brown profess to share with his wife Shan Inglis require a signature or a PIN for use? As a lawyer Len Brown must know that to sign someone elses credit card as though it was yours is fraud. It is arguable that even using the PIN of someone elses card is fraud, at the very least it breaches every bank’s terms and conditions of card use.

Of course the simple answer is that Len Brown simply lied again to try to excuse his way out of his blatant troughing. Perhaps he should go and spend some time this Sunday having a chat with his pastor.


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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.

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