I’m gobsmacked: Len Brown finally writes an open letter to Aucklanders

Kia ora.

Thank you to everyone who voted in the local government election – your vote is a fundamental step towards us all building the best Auckland we can.

Voter turnout was lower than 2010 and we will be working with central government to look at how we can increase this, including a trial of online voting for the next elections.

I want to congratulate and welcome our new governing body and local board members – especially the 52 elected representatives new to Auckland Council.

Aucklanders have invested their aspirations for their communities in you and I look forward to working with you.  

The next edition of OurAuckland will introduce your new elected representatives, who are being sworn in between 29 October and 7 November. Attend aninauguration event.

I hope you have been sampling Southside Arts Festival, which runs until 3 November and features a host of free and low-cost events.

I’m also looking forward to Parnell Festival of Roses and Sculpture in the Gardensin November, as we move into the exciting summer events season.

Ngā mihi.
Len Brown,
Mayor of Auckland

It seems Len Brown is another person who thinks denial is a river in Egypt.

I can’t make up my mind if we should admire him or pity him for his supreme level of disconnect he seems to have with reality.

Anyway.  Free publicity there for you Len.  Don’t say all I write about you is rubbish.  You do a fine job yourself.


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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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