More good money after bad

NZ Herald

Len Brown just can;t stop raiding the city coffers wasting money chasing pipe dreams. The latest is spending $10.5 million chasing the Super Cars. Still it will probably be better than the thousands he is wasting trying to drum up business for Auckland in the pacific….like Samoans don;t know where Auckland is?

The Auckland Council has released a council report on the V8 car race – more than 12 hours after Mayor Len Brown issued a press release on the issue minus the details.

In the press release Mr Brown said the council’s strategy and finance committee will consider a recommendation to pour $10.5 million of ratepayers’ money into bringing the V8 Supercars to Pukekohe.

But details of the proposal have been slow to be made public – and do include a full risk review.

Last night, Mr Brown’s office could not produce a copy of the report and when the committee agenda was put up on the council website, it said “this report was unavailable at the time the agenda went to print and will be circulated under separate cover”.

In his press release, a bullish Mr Brown was confident of receiving council backing for the event, which he claimed would produce a return on investment at more than $7 million.


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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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