Something Queen Hekia & Len Brown could take on board

Celia Wade-Brown funded her own campaign and did not accept anonymous donations. A politician of rare principle and just confirms my award of Politician of the Year for 2010.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown spent close to the $60,000 mayoral limit during her successful election campaign – with nearly all of it coming from her own pocket.

Losing incumbent Kerry Prendergast’s campaign cost just over $53,000 but more than $45,000 came from anonymous donations.

Wellington electoral officer Ross Bly has released the expenditure figures for candidates who stood in this year’s local body elections.

Ms Wade-Brown’s campaign cost $58,262 and all but $4859 of it came from her own funds.

I’ll bet that Celia Wade-Brown won’t be accused of hypocrisy or cronyism like Len Brown has been.


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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.

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