Still more examples of Len Brown’s rates extortion, they sure aren’t 2.9%

Len Brown claims his rates increases are “dropping” and that they average only 2.9% across the city.

The rate of inflation alone is 0.8% and Len Brown promised to hold rates increases to the rate of inflation…he broke that promise a long time ago.

Now he is lying about rates increases across Auckland.

The tipline has bee flooded with extortionate rates demands all at the capped rate of 10%.

Hi Cam

Sorry about the poor quality – can take another one if you like

Our rates went from  $2533.44 to $2980.65 – an increase of over 16%.

They knocked it back to 10%, but its still total bullshit. Theft!



The anger is palpable.

Dear Cam,

As long as you delete personal details you can use. [Full rates demand – pdf]



The rates anger is building. It is going to cost Len Brown hugely, especially in areas where he picked up votes last time that he shouldn’t have.

A united and homogenous centre right ticket, from top to bottom, with the right branding, colours and names and sensible capped rates, no increases message should clean house.

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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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