The V8 Super Cars, ATEED and a potential Conflict, Ctd

Earlier I blogged about Jennah Wootten, ATEED, sponsorshiop conflicts…but it appears I overlooked one major thing.

Len Brown’s appointee to ATEED is Richard Jeffrey.

Richard Jeffrey is a Brown patsy. He was the one behind the shonky donation by the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre to the Brown campaign for advertising, he was also an attendee at the infamous Volare dinner that Len Brown tried to hide until I went to the Ombudsman. Jeffrey ran the coverup on the donation. So he is a donor, indirectly, aids in cover ups and now is on the board of the organisation, appointed by Len Brown, hiding details from councillors.

Richard Jeffrey is also the one who kept a seat warm for Conor Roberts allowing him to campaign on the payroll, eventually to slide into a noce ratepayer funded job as Len Brown’s political advisor.

Wherever Richard Jeffrey is involved, secrecy, murk and coverup seem to follow.

Emails via the tipline also contend that Jennah Wootten is friendly to motorsport, of that there is no doubt, nor any secret…but the tipsters also state that she is as straight as a die. Perhaps she is a little embarrassed at running sposnosrship for ATEED and also sponsorship for a racing team…while not a hanging offence it isn’t tidy.

However tipsters from within motorsport are saying that the driver behind the V8 Supercars most definitely is Len Brown. One tipster says:

The V8s are run by an exceptionally smooth talking Aussie whose wife wears great big rings made of shiny stuff. You can bet they are real, and have been paid for by many municipalities over the years.

I am a motorsport person as well, and have put my hand out to the council on behalf of motorsport bodies many times. Never got as much as Cochrane got for the Aussie V8s. Nothing like it.

The biased question I ask myself is why do we want to spend our money supporting an Australian series which sucks up good NZ sponsorship dollars and distributes them around Australia and Mrs Cochrane’s ring finger?

So we really come down to the involvement of Len Brown, and his right hand man, funder and donor Richard Jeffrey.

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