New Zealand Franchising Association

El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo takes one in the chook

It really must be time that the BSC packs up its bags and closes shop.

Looks like El Presidente has offended more people, this time the New Zealand Franchising Association (FANZ). Who are they you ask?


Just a group representing the franchising sector that contributes about $20 billion to New Zealand’s economy and a sector that employs more than 100,000 people.

FANZ gave Paddy a good slap saying in November “his article will surely raise questions amongst franchising companies that are members of the BSC.”

In other words, if you are a franchising company and a member of the BSC that tucks you for $20k a year, think twice about being a member as Patrick clearly doesn’t like franchising companies.

Even in today’s Herald El Presidente slags off the franchising sector.

With the Government’s new procurement policy that treats all suppliers equally and doesn’t discriminate, the BSC cartel is heading the way of the dinosaur. No wonder El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo is keeping tight lipped about what’s happening to the $1.8m he’s sitting atop of.

But with Labour’s union mouthpiece Darien Fenton now publicly supporting El Presidente the question about where that $1.8m will end up becomes even more intriguing. Has Darien Fenton got a wiff of the wad of cash sitting in the BSC and sees it as a potential slush fund for her beloved Party?

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.