Orsman back running interference for Brown

I really wonder why Bernard Orsman writes what he writes.

This morning as Len Brown goes to bullshit his way forward with councillors Orsman wrote this in the NZ Herald.

Meanwhile Mr Brown says he will not pay any of the $100,000-plus costs of a damning review that found he failed to declare more than $39,000 in free hotel rooms and upgrades.

Mr Brown said he supported the review by council chief executive Doug McKay and agreed to the terms of reference, which cleared him of using council resources or providing preferential treatment in connection to his affair with Bevan Chuang.   

Actually the report did not clear him of using council resources. It found definitely that he did use council resources, including fully 105 of his phone calls and texts to his mistress on the council provided phones. Then there is the use of the car and driver to drop her home.

On top of that there was the insistence by Brown that she be listed as his preferred interpreter…despite the fact that she wasn’t accredited for such a position, nor was she on any previous list of translators.

Len Brown also lied many times to the public, to the media and also to the report authors.

He is a lame duck rooting ratbag mayor.

He should resign.


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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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