Dyson gives Len a two fingered salute

The Port Hills MP (from Christchurch) Ruth Dyson doesn’t think Auckland needs a convention centre. I don’t either but that is an other matter entirely that I have canvassed before. 

Today, she’s issued a rhetoric laden statement declaring Labour’s strong opposition to the convention centre.

“John Key’s government has become reliant on the glitz of commercial projects to boost the perception that it is performing.”

If Labour had a Leader, he or she would be reminding Dyson that Len Brown’s all in favour and they’re raining on his parade.  Brown was even at the announcement:

Auckland’s mayor is defending his support of SkyCity’s convention centre, despite backing a sinking lid policy when it come to pokie machines.

Both David Carter and Len Brown welcome the opportunity to boost the Auckland economy.

“Convention delegates are high spenders. On average, they spend more than $650 per night in Auckland, around double the amount spent by visitors on average,” said Brown.

So Labour in Parliament, is going to screw over Labour in Auckland, to score a few cheap political points. That will help them win back Auckland voters no end.


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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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