Goose, Gander…and all that

Len Brown says the rules don’t apply to him, when they most clearly do.

While he claims the rules don’t apply to him a senior manager at the Auckland Council was stood down last Friday for screwing the crew…or as the memo sent to staff says “Away next week for personal reasons”.

But other staff have been sacked for similar indiscretions…take the case of Alofa v Aotea Centre Board of Management:

The appellant was employed by the respondent as a security manager. After a staff party on the respondent’s premises, the appellant was approached by a co-worker who reported to him during work hours. They went to a night club together then returned with two others, using his 24 hour access card, to collect some personal items. While at the work premises, the appellant and the co-worker had consensual sexual intercourse in the toilets of the VIP lounge. 

The next day a rumour circulated about the incident. The appellant confronted his superior before she heard the rumour herself, and told her that it was not true. His superior investigated the matter and found that not only did the co-worker admit that the rumour was true, but three other staff confirmed her account.

Len Brown continues to maintain that the standards he expects of council workers do not apply to him.

He is shameless in his claims, maintaining it was “private”…again, if this was private when the involvement of ratepayer funded sin doctors visiting his house and attending media commitments like Campbell Live with the mayor when this was a “private” issue.

Len Brown needs to go, his excuses and obfuscations are too much.

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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.