Lyin’ Len on Libraries

Community outrage is rising in Auckland over Lyin’ Len Brown’s plans to shut a number of libraries, a decision he has tried to duck by foisting onto the local boards as a part of the cost cutting he is promising.

Yet, in the supercity Mayoral elections, Len Brown was telling a different story to Auckland.

In April 2010, Len Brown said:

“There will be bureaucratic efficiencies and economies of scale to be found in the back end of libraries, recreation centres, rubbish collection and recycling services, but we must make sure their delivery remains strong in local communities”

Yet what Brown is proposing is the actual closing of libraries – the gutting of library services!

In September 2010, Len confirmed:

“The second policy he plans to enact is an increase in the amount of public spaces, particularly in the central city. He plans to build and facilitate more parks, pools and libraries and says the waterfront needs to be more open and inviting to the general public.”

Shutting libraries is not building and facilitating.

Len Brown said he would bring Auckland together. Yes, it’s true –  he’s uniting Aucklanders like never before over his lies, and his duck and cover on library closures.


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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