When is Len going to announce the Referendum on Maori Seats

The biggest question facing Len Brown is when is he going to deliver on his promise of a referendum on Maori seats for the Supercity?

Len promised this throughout his election campaign, and his 100 days of action need to include a commitment to a referendum on Maori Seats. He should give three options:

  • Maori Seats voted on for by all Maori Electors
  • Maori Seats appointed by some dodgy backroom process without transparency
  • No Maori Seats

The current law is set up so he can do this, so he doesn’t need Parliament to pass enabling legislation.

And Len, if you are mayor for all Aucklanders why did you not let women sit in the front row at the inauguration swearing in ceremony last night? Surely women are included in “All Aucklanders” unless of course you are going to continue to kowtow to a stone age set of traditions.

Speaking of the inauguration swearing in, why was more than a third of the whole evening entirely in Maori?

Looking ahead, Mr Brown said he would be rolling out 100 key uniting projects over the coming months, the first of which would be instructing the transport council-controlled organisation to get a designation for rail to the airport.

And while we are talking about Len’s “100 key uniting projects”, every ratepayer will be pleased that today’s uniting project is…..The cleaning of the Town Hall windows….I mean really Lenny is this the best you can do for Day Two. As for the first key uniting project….who is going to pay for that boondoggle?

For Aucklanders the Night-Mayor is now a reality….I bet you all can’t wait for your rates rises.

Len Brown has yet again promised to open the books;

“I promise to open the books and make sure this council’s finances are transparent, so the people of Auckland will know where the cost pressures are coming from, why decisions are being made and how their money is spent.”

He could start by telling us about the Volare Dinner, the decisions made to justify that as a council expense and how exactly our money was spent. I doubt we will ever see the books opened under this mayor, he is such a little weasel, who has started as he means to go on by blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars of ratepayers money on shiny examples of tokensim.


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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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