Will Len Brown try this diversion tactic?

While Auckland’s lame-duck Mayor struggles on trying to give the impression he’s actually doing something, a tin-pot little shire council in Australia has decided to axe the sale of soft drinks at its functions and events.

With Len’s clever PR team desperate for more distractions from the pending EY Report into his dalliances, maybe they’ll copy Eurobodalla?

Where is Eurobodalla Shire Council you ask? I’d never heard of it either, so had to have a look at where this world leading metropolis actually is. It’s the A on the map, in the middle of butt-fluff no-where on the South Coast of New South Wales.  

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But, with troughers like Super Trougher Extraordinaire Boyd Swinburn fizzing at the bung with this sort of announcement, he’ll be keen as to have something similar come out of his upcoming Sugary Drink Free Pacific by 2030 conference. He’ll probably want them to issue his press release in their name, not his.

Swinburn would surely be lined up for some WHO medal if he got Len Brown to take up the cudgels on this one.

But there’s a slight problem with silly ideas like this – people don’t actually support them. And here’s a poll that should have Councillor Peter Schwarz wondering if he’ll get re-elected, and a warning to local politicians looking to get their names in the media.

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It’s the sort of think that will have Chopper up in arms telling Councillor Peter Schwarz to HTFU.


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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.

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