Herald says Brown broke every rule in the book

June 15th, 2010 at 11:18 am by David Farrar

The NZ Herald reports:

Manukau Mayor and Super City mayoral front-runner broke nearly every rule in the book when he put $810 on his council credit card for a dinner at a Manurewa restaurant last September.

The council credit card policy bars card-holders from submitting only an eftpos receipt to verify spending, but that is all Mr Brown provided after the dinner at Volare Restaurant.

He also breached rules requiring him to explain the purpose of the dinner, list who was present, provide an itemised breakdown of the dinner, a GST receipt and a tax invoice.

It was approved merely on the basis of an EFTPOS receipt. This is hugely sloppy.

Mr Brown’s credit card problems will come under the microscope today when documents detailing $16,977.22 of his credit card expenditure since 2007 will be discussed by the council’s policy and activities committee.

has details of some of these. I’ll return to that.

Mr Brown cut up his credit card on Campbell Live last week and told the Herald that if he became the first mayor of the Super City, he would use a purchase account and regularly publish details of his spending.

He said he accepted the public scrutiny, but believed it was part of a smear campaign by his opponents because of his poll lead over Mr Banks.

This is just hysterical nonsense. Sure opponents jump on the stories, but one has to be demented to think that the Sunday Star-Times is working for John Banks. They are the most left wing newspaper in New Zealand. They have actually scrutinised the expenses of all four major Auckland mayors, after Andrew Williams came to attention. Bob Harvey was covered also (and he is not standing for anything) but his affairs were not too out or order. The problem for Len Brown is his use of it on repeated occasions for personal purchases, and also nickel and diming it for every conceivable expense, despite a household income of probably well over $300,000 a year.

Whale Oil has details of some of the spending, They include:

  • $280 to attend Labour Party conference (later refunded)
  • $2,800 to Dress for Suc­cess Celebrity Wait­ers
  • $768 at the Viaduct Restaurant and Bar. Now one might assume this is in Auckland, but in fact it is in Christchurch – rather distant from Manukau.
  • $316 for food after the santa parade

He has also put up a 74 page pdf of all the spending – from kids ice creams to bottles of wine.

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55 Responses to “Herald says Brown broke every rule in the book”

  1. peterwn (3,273 comments) says:

    Len was muttering about suing the Sunday Star-Times although there would be formidable hurdles in his way, for example the Lange v Atkinson precedent. It seems the Herald has a ‘make my day’ attitude to the possibility of any lawsuit. I would dearly love to see Len Brown or Council staff in the witness box being cross examined by Stephen Kos or another wily QC.

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  2. larryq (66 comments) says:

    There is no doubth that John Banks and his team have attempted to get as much mud as possible on Len Brown. This is normal campaign behaviour. You know better than anyone David that a candidate, of any tribe, who is ubder pressure will be tempted, and probably succumb, to dishing the dirt. This is often done indirectly, but Banks, to his credit, has fronted up with his letter. I’d do the same in his position. The Sunday-Star Times is independant, but Len Brown is correct when he says this is being given prominence because of the election. I don’t feel any sympathy for him on this. At least he can’t claim that it’s gay bashing.

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  3. Gooner (995 comments) says:

    Larry, you could not be more wrong. This has nothing to do with the Banks team as far as I can tell. This is a scandal that started in Britain, then crept over here with the Labour government credit cards (Jones et al), and it carries on with Brown. It is bigger than Brown v Banks. Sure, some “right-wing bloggers” are now making fun of it but it is a far bigger issue than just the Auckland mayoral race.

    The problem for Len now is precisely that the issue ie bigger than him and he cnanot control it. You know you’re in trouble when Bernard Orsman, who ordinarily should write glowingly in favour of Brown, has a front page article against him.

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  4. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    larryq, firstly the SST has led this particular battle. John Banks does not dictate the SST journos anymore than you or I do. The biggest mistake is not giving the papers the whole file. Whale has all of it including the bits loeft out of the journo’s bundle of docs.

    The simple fact is that once Brown had recovered sufficiently from his heart problem he started spending and he has not stopped. Quite why ratepayers are paying for him to drink coffee and have meals all over the city is astonishing. Does he not have an office? Is their no kettle in the mayoral rooms?
    And that is before we have got onto the banquets at regular intervals and the ice cream and chocolates and toys and cakes and ear cleaning kit!!!!. Then let us have a look at the clear breaches of the GST laws.
    The guy is a troughpig. The labour flunkies put in his office must be shitting blood trying to spin their way through this. They picked a chump instead of a champ and now it is too late to try and talk up another left wing candidate.
    Who they gonna call?

    Harvey out west? He is certifiable and sprays council money around like a mad ladies piss.

    The clown of campbells bay? Too drunk, too stupid, too tainted?

    The Tiz? Another troughpig most famous for her friendship with Clark and knitting in parliament.

    Nobody left….. They screwed the pooch on this one.

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  5. Pascal (1,969 comments) says:

    Another socialist with their hands in somebody else’s pocket. Who’d have thought it, eh?

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  6. Russell Brown (405 comments) says:

    This is just hysterical nonsense. Sure opponents jump on the stories, but one has to be demented to think that the Sunday Star-Times is working for John Banks.

    Of course the SST isn’t “working for John Banks”, but someone provided the tip to Jonathan Marshall. It’s also a matter of record that Banks has been happy to supply information to Slater for use against his rivals in circumstances where he doesn’t want to be seen doing it.

    That’s politics. But it’s silly to pretend this dropped out of the sky. It looks quite well organised to me.

    [DPF: I'm not sure there was a tip to Marshall. He has OIA'd all four Auckland Mayors, and has followed the story. I presume he got suspicious about the lack of details on the receipts provided and followed it up with the restaurant]

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  7. Manolo (13,775 comments) says:

    “It looks quite well organised to me.”

    So be it. Good on whoever did it for unmasking another trougher. Shame on the greedy Len Brown.

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  8. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    Well, you’d know.

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  9. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    Russell, this came about after Marshall caught The clown of campbells bay. He requested expenses details from all the Auckland mayors. If Browns labour party spin monkeys had front footed the problem rather than screaming smear and holding stuff back it would not have got this far. Allthough blaming Cameron Slater fits the spin it is far from the truth.
    On another note. I hope the manukau fire brigade are on high alert for when somebody suggests the cops should get involved. When you consider who is in the labour party team managing (or mismanaging the campaign) I would not be shocked if the accounts department caught fire one night….

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  10. mavxp (483 comments) says:

    I have to say I don’t care who tipped off who. I am very pleased that the New Zealand newspapers are rolling up their sleeves and taking on the corruption of those who pretend to represent and lead us in local and national government. Well done Fairfax, Sunday Star Times, and the NZ Herald.

    Now would The Press please shine some light on the Mayoral candidates in Christchurch?

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  11. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    of course this is the ‘doings’ of the four horse-people of the apocolypse..

    banks/boag/bhatnagar/ralston…

    ..sometimes farrar..you make alarming assumptions about how ‘dumb’ yr audience is..

    ..eh..?

    ..with some of the bullshit/spin you lay out here…

    ..this being a classic-example…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  12. berend (1,709 comments) says:

    Russell Brown: But it’s silly to pretend this dropped out of the sky. It looks quite well organised to me.

    All major newspapers are involved, that indicates you the size of the conspiracy.

    Russell, wake me up when you have had a look at how descending Israeli commando’s got professionally beaten up, and you are prepared to call that one “well organised”.

    I don’t understand why you have to be such a party hack. Bah.

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  13. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Brown believed it was part of a smear campaign by his opponents because of his poll lead over Mr Banks.

    Really…. nothing to do with him putting himself under the spotlight.. by running for the Mayor of the Supercity… and he has been found wanting.. by breaking the rules.

    Brown’s poll lead is now Banks.

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  14. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    “It was approved merely on the basis of an EFTPOS receipt. This is hugely sloppy.”

    If I fill up the tank of the company car, our accounts lady accepts an eft-pos receipt. This is not “hugely sloppy”, this is called not treating your employees like lying criminals.

    (Hang on, sorry I forgot we are talking about politicians here :-) )

    [DPF: That is hugely sloppy. If it costs over $50 your accounts lady has broken the law. Nothing to do with trust. All to do with the GST Act. Now probably not a big issue for a $60 garage visit, but unthinkable for an $810 restaurant visit]

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  15. trout (939 comments) says:

    Poor old Russell; attack the mesenger but try to avoid confronting the message. The socialist punt is sinking and good riddance. Brown is a serial trougher; what DPF does not mention is that Len will still not disclose the participants in his ‘fundraising’ dinner at Volare as he is required to do. He seems to be a Mayor that entertains his staff regularly on the ratepayers tit. The deal with his CEO where Brown agreed to a massive payrise (thus ensuring a fat redundancy) knowing that the job was being disestablished very shortly speaks volumes. The fraternization has paid off until now; staff have continually overlooked his spending excesses and abuse of the rules.

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  16. tom hunter (4,844 comments) says:

    Speaking of calcified, left-wing party hacks – where’s the irrepressible Mr Savage on this thread?

    Working up the language for DPF’s apology no doubt

    Well done DPF. The means to minimise the amount of damages in a defamation case is to print a retraction.

    I wonder if the SST will be next?

    Wonder no more, Mickey, wonder no more.

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  17. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    If I fill up the tank of the company car, our accounts lady accepts an eft-pos receipt. This is not “hugely sloppy”, this is called not treating your employees like lying criminals.

    You might find an audit of your companies records by the IRD would have a differing opinion on the practises of your accounts lady.

    Every company I have worked for has demanded Tax receipts for all expenses claims, with claim forms having explicit statements on them stating that eftpos receipts are unacceptable.

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  18. Pete George (23,565 comments) says:

    IRD – If you don’t have a tax invoice, you can’t claim a credit on supplies over $50.
    (not needed <$50 but "best practice" to keep records for these)

    But…depends on what you mean by "EFTPOS receipts", some POS receipts are printed as Tax Invoices.

    For supplies worth between $50 and $1,000 (including GST), a simplified tax invoice is acceptable. It must clearly show:
    * the words "tax invoice" in a prominent place
    * the name and GST number of the supplier
    * the date the tax invoice was issued
    * a description of the goods and/or services supplied
    * the total amount payable for the supply, and
    * a statement that GST is included.

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  19. lastmanstanding (1,297 comments) says:

    As an earlier poster has opined we are now seeing a followup to the UK expose of politicans rorts last year. For years this was a nudge nudge wink wink with the citizens blindly believeing those that governed them at central and local levels were squeeky clean.

    Alas some not all were serial troughers mostly of the LEFT. And they have been exposed. Now we must insist on a regular full public examination otherwise as the b(w)ankers have shown with their bonuses they will slip back into their bad ways.

    AND none of them should have credit cards provided. Many international companies dont do this and never have, The 2 I worked for expected all employees from the President down to pay up and then claim back.

    We were given a cash advance if necessary for long overseas business but anything less than 3/4 weeks we paid and claimed.

    So its all BULLSHIT for those who say they HAVE to have a card provided.

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  20. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    John Banks made him buy an $800 dinner?

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  21. bchapman (649 comments) says:

    Not sure where all this is supposed to go as it as all approved as it was submitted. All councillors and council staff have a lot of lunch meetings and community events- you will be here forever if you want to investigate every last one of them.

    If you want to look at real wastage- how about you ask a few of the Auckland mayors how much they wasted on PR and lobbying for things like new airports (Waitakere), V8 car races (Auckland) and new offices (all of them).

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  22. trout (939 comments) says:

    Is this some new phenomenon? Councillors and staff wining and dining when they have meetings on behalf of Council. It did not happen in the past (a cup of tea and a sandwich was all we got if we were working with committees) so what has changed? I suggest it is the bureacracy aping what they think happens in private enterprise but without the financial constraints. And that is why we need a Supercity; a chance to tidy up this nonsense, ring in the profligate spenders, and bring more fiscal responsibility to bear on Council behaviour. I recall that in the past all big Councils had a permanent representative from the Audit Dept. stationed in the Council; his job was represent the tax (rate)payer and oversee spending (he would even comment on staff behaviour – long lunch hours etc.) – he got to use a green pen (no one else was allowed to use one) to mark approved accounts. And it worked.

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  23. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    John Banks made him buy an $800 dinner?

    Next he’ll blame George W Bush and Israel.

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  24. freethinker (691 comments) says:

    In the absence of a detailed receipt it is safer to assume that the expense was not a valid one, disallow it and demand repayment, a receipt will then appear or the lack of one will prove the expenditure was not legitimate.

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  25. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    And in the mean time Len Brown has posters (for the supercity) on many many bus stops around the North Shore and out West, (probably South too) so I guess I am a little curious now….. Who has paid for these???

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  26. k.jones (210 comments) says:

    well, at least Len’s made a race of it…and as for the leecherous nature of the younger banks, it kinda makes gst receipts look a bit piffling…

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  27. Bill Ralston (8 comments) says:

    Phil (Whoar) as one of your Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (your spelling is as bad as your logic) I have to point out you and dear old Russell are wrong.
    Why do the wailing left always feel the need to blame someone else when their side commits a blunder?
    I support John Banks as an old friend and someone who has the experience to wield together the feuding Super City Ward Lords into a common approach on major issues, come the end of the year.
    If elected he won’t blame the super city and the government for every mistake made in Auckland – he genuinely wants to make the place work.
    I’ve met Len and like him, he’s a nice enough bloke but he’s just demonstrated he lacks the ‘smarts’ it takes to lead the Auckland region. He made a mistake, tried to spin his way out of it but he is failing and he needs to ‘fess up, apologize to Manukau ratepayers and move on.
    The Banks team somehow stage managed this? What, we stole his credit card and repeatedly went to lunch, dinner, K Mart, the chemist, the florist, the coffee shop, those “charity” dinners … yeah, right.
    Your conspiracy theory, though, is right. There was a second gunman on the grassy knoll, his name is Len Brown and he just shot himself in the foot.

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  28. bchapman (649 comments) says:

    Didn’t the Royal Commission recommend that Auckland council have its own auditor department? I can see why Banks’ and Brown and the councillors wouldn’t want that- but why did Rodney ignore it?

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  29. Rich Prick (1,705 comments) says:

    “Every company I have worked for has demanded Tax receipts for all expenses claims, with claim forms having explicit statements on them stating that eftpos receipts are unacceptable.”

    Not only that, but in the case of entertainment expenditure we require the names of those entertained and the business purpose in order to comply with the entertainment tax. I don’t see too much compliance in that regard from the expense returns seen so far.

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  30. bchapman (649 comments) says:

    Bill- look forward to when you actually get onto some policy discussions. Your discussion points, however, simply confirm what everyone is saying about your campaign.

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  31. Inventory2 (10,341 comments) says:

    @ Bill Ralston – great stuff; what a smackdown (especially the last part!) :-)

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  32. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    bill ralston….

    i am old enough to remember when you used to be ‘bill ralston’..

    ..eh..?

    w.t.f. happened…?

    ..too many long-lunches..?

    and of course…folks such as boag/bhatnagar..and yrslf..(?)…

    ..would never engage in ‘dirty-tricks’ in an attempt to achieve political ends..eh..?

    gotta bridge you’d like to sell me…?

    ..(look at me..!..i’m still damp..!..)

    (and hey..!..a ‘physically-challenged’ punch-line there..eh..?

    once again..’too many long-lunches’..?..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  33. J Mex (190 comments) says:

    “It was approved merely on the basis of an EFTPOS receipt. This is hugely sloppy.”

    If I fill up the tank of the company car, our accounts lady accepts an eft-pos receipt. This is not “hugely sloppy”, this is called not treating your employees like lying criminals.

    [DPF: That is hugely sloppy. If it costs over $50 your accounts lady has broken the law. Nothing to do with trust. All to do with the GST Act. Now probably not a big issue for a $60 garage visit, but unthinkable for an $810 restaurant visit]

    Absolutely. An Eftpos receipt is not acceptable by the IRD. It isn’t itemised and there is usually no GST number. If the Council claimed GST on the basis of those Eftpos receipts, they will be foul of IRD regulations

    In the Petrol station example, you could have purchased $60 worth of instant Kiwi tickets. In Len Brown’s example, he could have purchased $810 worth of cigarettes (unthinkable, I know – but you get the gist).

    You might find an audit of your companies records by the IRD would have a differing opinion on the practises of your accounts lady

    Agreed, Bevan. Suggest they send their accounts lady in for some retraining before the Accounts lady vs IRD rules, showdown. Could get expensive for your company.

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  34. J Mex (190 comments) says:

    Furthermore, “Entertainment” expenses require more than just a tax invoice…

    This from the IRD rules on claiming entertainment expenses:

    Record keeping
    You need to keep records, such as invoices or receipts, to support claims for
    all your expenses.
    For entertainment expenses, you must also keep records of:
    • the date the expenses were incurred
    • name/s of the person/s entertained
    • the business they represent
    • the position/s they hold
    • the reason/s for the entertainment.

    http://www.ird.govt.nz/resources/e/d/ed4f7f004bbe5773af4bffbc87554a30/ir268.pdf

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  35. Pete George (23,565 comments) says:

    (Bill at 3:38) There is a curse on Kiwiblog that guarantees this….

    “(your spelling is as bad as your logic)”
    “the experience to wield together”

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  36. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..If elected he won’t blame the super city and the government for every mistake made in Auckland – he genuinely wants to make the place work..”

    and that’s the best you can muster up on behalf of ‘your bloke’..eh..?

    so..being iup to his ears in local govt in sth ak….since forever…

    somehow disqualifies brown from being mayor of auckland..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  37. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..“(your spelling is as bad as your logic)”
    “the experience to wield together”..”

    heh..!..i missed that..!

    ..and have been caught myself..many times..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  38. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    btw bill ralston….

    i’ve been wanting to ask you this one for quite some time…

    ‘why did you do what you did to tvnz news/current affairs….?’

    were you ‘only following orders’..?

    (this is not a joke question…and many others ‘want to know’..)

    ..were you always just a rightie in liberal-clothing..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  39. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..“..If elected he won’t blame the super city and the government for every mistake made in Auckland – he genuinely wants to make the place work..”

    i’m sorry..but i just can’t ‘get passed’ that line..

    is that the most fatuous political-support-statement …. ever…?

    that’s what/all banks has to offer…?

    that was yr ‘money-quote’..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  40. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    Sorry Phil, you’ve offered nothing in return as to why Len. Len has shot himself in the foot, there is evidence he isn’t trustworthy with a credit card, so why would he be trustworthy with things that actually matter? And we’re not talking about something in the dim distant past here, this is his current behaviour, spin and all.

    I can understand that you don’t like Banksie, seeing as you’re a rabid leftie. But other than the fact he isn’t left wing, is there any other reason you think Banksie couldn’t do it? Seeing as we have a reason Len couldn’t do it….

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  41. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    it isn’t a matter of ‘liking banksie’..

    (in fact my hounds and i give thanks to him most days…as we use the ‘dog-parks’ that he set up..

    it is who he is the figrehead for…

    namely..those gimlet-eyed rich-pricks ..

    ..who just constantly slaver over ‘the possibilities’ of aucklands’ assets..

    assets built up over decades..using ratepayers’ money…

    that these bastards want to carve-up/sell-off/’privatise’..

    (i mean..their weasel-words to one side..it’s their fucken ideology..!..f.f.s..!..)

    but here is one message ralston can take to the bank(sie)..

    the people of auckland…are not stupid enough to vote the people into power…

    ..who engineered this new ..(in their favor)..political-paradigm…

    ..phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  42. Paul Marsden (998 comments) says:

    No matter how much Len Brown bobs and weaves his way around this issue there can be no argurement (that rightly or wrongly), he has scewed up and that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Adding fuel to the fire is that he is also a lawyer and one would expect a higher level of competence in such matters. Worse (even if you give Brown the benefit of the doubt), how on earth can he be expected to have the fisical and management skills to preside over a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars, as Mayor of Aucklands Supercity??

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire and Brown’s actions should draw the attention of the IRD to both the MCC and the restaurant. The buck stops at the top and since he already has ‘form’ with other, unlawful purchases charged to the card, it is difficult not to remain cynical of any of Brown’s assertions.

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  43. Blue Coast (165 comments) says:

    Have a look at Whaleoil he has just uncovered a clanger. Lennie boy is toast

    Love the power of the blog

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  44. Lazybum (259 comments) says:

    Looks like the only fund raising done at the Voltare was from Geoff Knight. Funding the Geoff Knight benevolent society. So $810 used to fund Geoff/resturant, paid by MCC rate payers, maybe it should be MCC RAPE payers.
    BTW, I have no problem with Geoff Knight/Voltare, they cannot help fraudulent behaviour by the local mayor.

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  45. Auberon (873 comments) says:

    You’re right Blue Coast, that is HUGE.

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  46. trout (939 comments) says:

    Lenny is toast; now watch his pet bureacrats (who were no doubt angling for jobs in the Supercity) throw him to the dogs.
    Until now they have been covering for him under the guidance of Brown’s political team.

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  47. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    gimlet eyed….slavering…..privatise. Yup, get all those emotionally laden words in there. And it must be true that there’s a conspiracy, because there’s no evidence. And as we all know, when you’re conspiring to do something evil you hide the evidence.

    Any idea what they’re planning privatise? Maybe Auckland Airport, which now owns…was it Brisbane airport? Yup, strategic asset there, can’t have them damn Aussies owning their own airport. Very strategic to Auckland ratepayers. Or maybe the Ports. Because they’re so profitable we need them to be owned by the ratepayers. Or perhaps the roads? Evil toll roads that are well maintained and go places that people want to go. Awful stuff, I’m telling you.

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  48. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    re that previous accusation of me having some irrational/ideology-based ‘dislike’ of banks…

    http://whoar.co.nz/2008/john-banks-is-misquotedtaken-out-of-contexton-his-views-on-animal-rights/

    banks is currently being castigated/sneered at for a reported interview he did on alt tv..

    ..where he expressed his animal rights views..

    ..this links to a youtube excerpt from the interview..

    ..and while his choice of words could have been more diplomatic..

    ..i find it refreshing that banks will speak out on an issue studiously ignored by most..

    ..and for this..i feel i have to tip my hat to a (rightwing) mayor..

    ..who i would disagree with on most other issues..

    (b.t.w….i wonder if banks is vegan (yet)..?

    ..or if he has that disconnect going on of caring/emphasising/emoting on the fates/treatments of exotic creatures..

    ..all the while wolfing down/wearing other domestic/farmed creatures..(c.f..greenpeace..)

    ..creatures that suffer/live far more vile/barbarous/brutal ‘lives’..than any exotic..)

    and i have a few more words of praise for banks..on behalf of the/our hounds..

    ..if they could..they would thank him for the dog parks they enjoy so much..

    ..and also for standing up for dogs..

    ..at a time..a few years back..when they were under seige/public disapprobrium..

    (that op-ed piece is from 2008..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  49. fatman43us (166 comments) says:

    I wonder what becomes of Lennie’s offer to sue for defamation now??

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  50. Inventory2 (10,341 comments) says:

    Apparently Len was very emotional at tonight’s Council meeting – with good cause. He may just have lost the Supercity mayoralty in the last 48 hours.

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  51. Eddie (288 comments) says:

    That fiend Whaleoil is maligning the righteous Len
    http://whaleoil.gotcha.co.nz/2010/06/15/dry-your-eyes-brown-its-politics/

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  52. Eddie (288 comments) says:

    http://whaleoil.gotcha.co.nz/2010/06/15/dry-your-eyes-brown-its-politics/

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  53. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    I love this photo: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/3815687/Manukau-mayor-Len-Brown-defends-spending

    “and then I said ‘can you open the doors please driver?'”

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  54. Rich Prick (1,705 comments) says:

    Brown copied Carter’s copy book. Anger at being caught, a hissy moment, and we are expected to forgive and forget yet another leftie for his toughing! Don’t think so Lennie boi. You’re out on your arse.

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  55. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    IV2 – Emotional? … and then some. Brown was unhinged. Very very unhinged. He looked like he needs professional psychiatric help.

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