I have heard Len Brown carping on all day about how it is everyone else’s fault but his for the failure of Auckland’s transport system. Apparently he is going to look in this and look into that.

There are really only 10 people we need to have strung up from lamp-posts. Len Brown and these nine plonkers.

When he campaigned to be Mayor he said this:

“One of my first priorities, if elected, will be to appoint new directors to Auckland Transport, and to rewrite its statement of intent. I would insist on there being a direct report into the Mayor’s office, and a close relationship with the new Council’s transport committee. As Mayor, I will expect to be seeing all reports and all board papers.”

And appoint the directors he did. In December last year he appointed his mates and supporters including Mike Williams, the former Labour party president to the board of Auckland Transport.

If there is anyone to blame for the fiasco last night it must be Len Brown and his cronies.


THANK YOU for being a subscriber. Because of you Whaleoil is going from strength to strength. It is a little known fact that Whaleoil subscribers are better in bed, good looking and highly intelligent. Sometimes all at once! Please Click Here Now to subscribe to an ad-free Whaleoil.

  • diabolos

    Question – how long has it been since the creation of the Supercity – forced on us by the Government as a fait accompli – the people running it havent even really seen any due diligence on the matter at all.

    And added to it – was an upcoming international event as well.

    I dont think you need to look far for culpability mate – firstly for the SuperCity lie – Key and his mates ramming through a major change – and further back – successive Governments and Councils.

    Len and his people may be the fuckwits you paint them as – but frankly laying the blame at their feet is not at all fair.

  • reid

    It’s entirely fair to blame them if they sabotaged McCully’s event on purpose diabolos but we don’t know if they did or not.

    Otherwise it’s ultimately McCully’s fault but however crowd control/capacity management is clearly Brown’s purvue and what did he do about this much anticipated happening re: those two things, is a very very good question which he should publicly address in great detail.

  • Jh

    Is Mark Ford capable of doing both jobs? (Watercare, Akl Transport)
    Should he fall on his own sword?
    He is the Chair of Akl transport after all and he failed us in our biggest showpiece…