The “Len Brown Sux” sign man is going to be out of a job!

via TradeMe

via TradeMe

Richard Cuthbert has been standing at the busy Greenlane and Great South Rd intersection every Saturday for more than a year with signs of protest against the Auckland mayor.

But now that Mr Brown has announced he doesn’t intent to stand in next year’s elections, Mr Cuthbert has decided to auction off his “Toot – Len Brown Sux” sign.

The listing closed at 9.15am [yesterday] and the winning bid was $260.

Mr Cuthbert said all proceeds will go to Women’s Refuge and he said he now had his Saturdays back and could start mowing his lawn.

Mr Cuthbert describes himself as the former spokesman for the Len Brown Stand Down group, but his description of the sign hints that not everybody agreed with his stance.

“It has drawn massive public response, both positive and negative. Noting the sign has been slightly damaged from an irate Len Brown supporter who threw three glass projectiles at me,”

I met Richard at another event where he had different sign at the time.  Took this photo myself.  Wonder if he’s selling that one too?


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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.