Pants Down Brown, a song, a map, and some commentary

A commenter in the the General Debate notes in relation to Len’s overnight stays in Hotels:

Len wants us to believe that he works so hard Downtown at night that he absolutely needs to book into a luxury hotel at our expense, rather than drive the 15kms back to his house in Manakau. Even though he has a car and chauffeur at his behest. That sounds fair doesn’t it? I’m happy to pay for that aren’t I? I believe Len is working at keeping my rates down aren’t I? Enough is enough!

It is actually 24.4km but the difference is tiny. Late at night or early in the morning the commute would be barely 20 minutes. Google Maps even says so. In that time Len could have had 10 roots. 


It would take him about the same time to get to the hotel, check in, get to the room, drop his tweeds and get his two minutes in. Choices eh? Go home to the missus in 20 minutes or get your leg over at a 5 star hotel.

And more on that car and driver.

In 2011 Len Brown pledged to use public transport more which was a total joke then when he was busted having his car drive down the motorway and meet him at the other end.

Since that time, according to a LGOIMA request, he has run up 94,000km in the mayoral limo – is it all that train following?

That is quite a lot of driving for a pro-public transport mayor who is telling us all to “take the train”. Alternatively Len will probably now tell us he stayed in hotel rooms to minimise use of his car.

Note in the response that he says the car is an efficient means of transport around the city.

As Mayor of the largest council in Australasia representing one-third of New Zealand’s population the Mayor of Auckland must travel frequently and
efficiently to many locations around the entire region to effectively conduct a variety of mayoral and council business.

Right, so trains for everyone else so Len Brown can move more freely around HIS city, like some sort of African dictator having the roads swept clear for his motorcade.

In any case, Len Brown’s story of staying overnight doesn’t wash.

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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.