Time to move the hippies Len

Len Brown has prevaricated enough, it is time the hippies were moved so “all of Auckland” can enjoy Aotea Square:

The occupation of Aotea Square is set to come to a head as the council demands protesters stick to their promised leaving date.

If they don’t leave this month, their presence will clash with Christmas in the Square, which features markets and performances aimed at children.

Auckland Council spokesman Glyn Walters and site security said the occupiers had talked about leaving on November 30: “Whether they’re sticking to that I don’t know,” Walters added.

The council wanted the occupiers out as soon as possible.

“We have been in discussions with the campers from day one aimed at achieving a peaceful and positive end to the situation.”

But Occupy Auckland member and University of Auckland sociology senior lecturer Dr Campbell Jones said the date was “idle speculation”.

“The occupy movement, globally, has no end date so there’s no intention to be leaving the square.”

Here’s the thing, if I decided to go camp in some random park how long do you think I’d be allowed to stay there. Time for the hippies to move on. Go Occupy  a job or something useful.

Len Brown needs to act, he can’t of course because he is spending ratepayers money visiting tunnels in China.


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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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