Want to live where Lusty Lyin’ Len lives?

I don’t, but some might.

He’s selling his home with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms for something smaller.  No kidding.  He’s rattling around in there.

Embattled Auckland Mayor Len Brown is selling his family home. The exclusive Tiffany Close property on the outskirts of Manukau City has been listed for sale with Pakuranga & Howick Realty. The popular residential auction process is being bypassed and the property is on the market at a set asking price of $1.75million.

There is already a conditional offer on the sprawling 19-year-old chalet-style home, which Brown owns with wife Shan Inglis.

The two have rarely been seen together since news emerged last year of Brown’s two-year affair with former Ethnic People Advisory’s Panel member Bevan Chuang.

Brown has been under fire about his behaviour all year.

Yesterday at the house, Inglis declined to discuss the sale. She said Brown was home but the family was busy decorating the Christmas tree and couldn’t talk.

The house features on several websites including Trade Me, realestate.co.nz and in local property publications, but there are no photos of the interior.

There are several photos of the brick-and-tile profile of the multistorey home, its contoured landscaped backyard, in-ground swimming pool and tracks through lush bush.

“That was what they requested, given the profile of the owners,” said agent Paul Barrett.

The few public appearances where Shan and Len pretended it was all just fine was pretty much busted by Whaleoil as we had in-situ reports of an address in Remuera where Len stood in the street shouting and pleading for Shan to come back to him.

Len really only has his little job left.  And the time on that is running out too.   He wanted to have his train set.  He won’t be allowed to have it.  Then he decided to go and build part of it anyway, and was told if he did that, the city’s credit rating would crash through the floor.

Now, with the help of Michelle Boag, he’s trying to get nationalise a private trust so he can fund his train set that way.

You have to give him credit for being a tenacious bastard.   But time is running out.


– Kirsty Wynn, Lynley Bilby, Herald on Sunday

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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.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.