Take note Len Brown

This is how you move on dirty hippies that are stinking up the joint:

Occupy Dunedin have been given their marching orders from the Octagon.

The dozens of residents must cease camping in the area by 8pm tonight, or be trespassed from the area in the “wider interest of the community”.

One resident said a meeting would be held at the site at 7pm to gauge reaction, with several indicating to the Otago Daily Times they would not be moved.

Shortly after 3pm Dunedin City Council representatives, including a security guard, visited the site, which has been occupied since October 15, and handed trespass notices.

A statement issued by the council said despite offering an alternative site, that option was rejected by Occupy Dunedin.

“The Octagon is a reserve which the Council administers for the benefit of the public and your occupation is standing in the way of the wider public’s right to use the area,” the statement said.

“Your camping in the Octagon has gone well beyond what is reasonable and now displays a disregard for the lawful entitlement of others to enjoy the Octagon.

“The Council cannot condone continuing breaches of legal requirements such as the camping bylaws.

“In the absence of any gesture on your part to negotiate a mutually agreeable outcome the Council now requires you to cease camping and leave the Octagon.

When will Len Brown act in the interests of ratepayers of Auckland?


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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.

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