What does the Auckland Council Code of Conduct say about Len’s behaviour?

The Auckland Council Code of Conduct for elected members makes interesting reading…

5.2. Honesty and Integrity

Members have a duty to act honestly and with integrity at all times.

Sorry Len, you failed that one already.

5.8.  Respect

Members should treat others, including council officers, with respect at all times. This means not using derogatory terms towards others, or about others, including in public- facing new media; not misrepresenting the statements or actions of others (whether they be other individual members, the Governing Body, Local Boards, committees or officers); observing the rights of other people; treating people with courtesy, and recognising the different roles others play in local government decision-making. 

Not sure how calling someone “Geisha Girl” and Manchu Girl” is showing someone respect, nor shagging them on the table in the Ngati Whatua Room respectful of Maori culture. Let alone the power relationship issues with staff and/or appointed council representatives on committees. Certainly ejaculating on them isn’t considered a courtesy.

5.11.  Leadership

Members should promote and support these principles by example.

Hmmm…shagging and masturbating in the office is the new standard as set by the leadership example of Len Brown?

7.8.  Ethics

The Auckland Council seeks to promote the highest standards of ethical conduct amongst its elected members. Accordingly, elected members will:

– not solicit, demand, or request any gift, reward or benefit by virtue of their position.


7.9.1.  Dress Code

It is expected that members will dress in a manner that does not bring discredit to the Council.

Not sure pants down up to your back wheels in your girlfriend on the table of the Ngati Whatua Room qualifies as good dress code at all times. Perhaps we need to explore this provision?

8.2.  Lodging of Code of Conduct Complaints

All complaints must be addressed to the Chief Executive1. Any allegation of a breach of the Code must relate to Section 7 of the Code, be in writing, make a specific allegation of a breach of the Code and provide corroborating evidence.

Complaints alleging a breach of the Code of Conduct may be made by any elected member or by the Chief Executive acting on behalf of staff or on behalf of a complaint from a CCO conveyed through that CCOs chief executive.

he Chief Executive may determine whether a complaint from a member of the public concerning an elected member constitutes a question of breach of the Code of Conduct. In making this determination, the Chief Executive may consult a convenor of the Independent Conduct Review Panel. The Chief Executive may determine jointly with a convenor of the Independent Review Panel to dismiss or terminate a complaint from a member of the public on grounds which may include that the complaint is frivolous, vexatious or has been adequately resolved.

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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.

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