Practicing what she preaches

She might be quite mad, but at least she isn’t a hypocrite and practices what she preaches.

Cyclist and Snapper card-holder Celia Wade-Brown is in no hurry to exchange two wheels for a $70,000 Audi.

The capital’s new mayor – who jumped on her bike to ride to the Wellington City Council building when the election results were announced this week – will have the option of a more comfortable ride for the next three years.

However, when asked yesterday whether she would be using the mayoral car in future, she said it was not something she had considered yet.

The same can’t be said of Sue Kedgeley who didn’t even know what a Snapper Card was when DPF and I interviewed her in 2008.

I wonder though if Len Brown will practice what he has been preaching during the mayoral campaign. Will he be taking public transport into his new office from 1 November?

There will be a plethora of cars to choose from, his existing Commodore plus Driver/Paramedic, Andrew Williams black Nissan Maxima plus other assorted mayoral vehicles. The temptation for Len Brown will be to avoid taking the train, but we are watching Len.

My pick is that the only shots of Len Brown taking public transport will be the ones from his TV adverts (which have now conveniently been removed from Youtube). You know the ads where he said we could trust him to open the books and keep them open…..still waiting for that opening of the books regarding Volare Len….not so open on that are you?


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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.

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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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