Mayor surrounded by security guards

January 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Questions have been raised about the level of security surrounding Auckland Mayor during his first public appearance of the year.

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer said ratepayers should be concerned at seeing a “bevy of heavies” shadowing the Mayor at the opening of the new $17 million Panmure Transport Interchange on Saturday. …

Protester Dick Cuthbert, who has been to many demonstrations over the years and had come to voice his disapproval of Mr Brown’s leadership, said he was surprised by the level of security.

“I was amazed by the heavies at what was not a controversial event – it was a much-awaited bus-train station. It’s unprecedented.

“I put this down as a mayor terrified of the real public and how they will respond to his carrying on.”

Mr Brewer said the protesters did not justify security being there.

“I don’t believe ratepayers should be funding security guards to surround the Mayor on such occasions. A few hecklers and peaceful demonstrators exercising their democratic right is no justification,” he said.

“It’s an unprecedented sight to have a New Zealand mayor surrounded by publicly-funded heavies to open a suburban railway station.”

I can’t recall a precedent in terms of local body politicians.

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  1. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    The guy has zero shame.

    At this point I think its confirmed he has some sort of personality disorder.

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  2. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    I can’t recall a precedent in terms of local body politicians.

    Auckland Transport says the cost was justified as a Government minister was present. Is that a normal level of security for someone with Michael Woodhouse’s profile?

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  3. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    It’s the time of the presidential styled Mayor. Either that, watching too many movies, delusions of grandeur or simply that he didn’t want people addressing their feelings as to whether he is the ‘sex bomb’ he may formerly have believed he was.

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  4. OneTrack (3,092 comments) says:

    The guy is becoming a joke.

    We pay our rates so he can waste it on security guards. When he is opening a train station. FFS. Who does he think he is – Obama?

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  5. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Brewer has upset the lefties on Twitter this morning, they are running the distraction game

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  6. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Spontaneous distraction? It almost looks orchestrated.

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  7. flipper (4,060 comments) says:

    BUT … Let us be FAIR about this..

    The bevy of security heavies were NOT there to protect dilly wick dipping Lenny.

    In fact they were there to protect the junior Transport Minister and lawyer, Mike Woodhouse – at least that is what Auckland Transport insists.

    The spokeswoman could NOT explain how it was that they mistook dilly wick dipping Lenny for Woodhouse. :-)

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  8. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    The Lecher daily proves he is a distasteful left-wing trough snouting embarrassment. Come on Len, eff off now, the only support you have is from the losers that do not pay rates.

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  9. Fentex (974 comments) says:

    The opinion of a professed protester set against Len Brown is accepted as truth when reading the Nz Herald story reveals the Mayor has no security budget and…

    A spokeswoman for the council’s transport agency, Auckland Transport, said the agency hired seven security guards for the function between 10am to 3pm at a rate of $20.50 an hour for each.

    She added it was standard operational procedure at the opening of a station because of safety requirements and especially when a Government minister was present, as was Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse.

    I think Brown should resign but this is no evidence that contributes to that opinion. The undue emphasis given to a protesters opinion is hardly evidence of anything.

    I doubt DPF would accept the opinions of an anti-fracking protester as truthful without question, why relax standards of critical thinking with this?

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  10. iMP (2,385 comments) says:

    No, that is actually Lianne Dalziel surrounded by her newly hired mega-staff (more than twice what Bob had and more to come) on a visit to Auckland for a “Brazen Troughing” conference.

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  11. Manolo (13,767 comments) says:

    Allegedly one of the security guards is in charge of keeping Lusty Len’s fly shut all the time.

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  12. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Mayoral security required for opening of an envelope

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  13. Urban_Redneck (86 comments) says:

    @ iMP

    John, why isn’t your blog working ??

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  14. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    This Mayor is anything but “ordinary”:
    He needs a hotel bed between his office and his home a few kilometers away.
    He needs someone to assist with the positionioning of his belt and trousers,
    He needs an interpreter other than an one available ,
    He has urges that we are informed need gratification,
    He has a wife/partner with serius health challenges,
    He is hard at it 24/7
    And he clearly needs protection from a few citizens practising duck calling and slogan chanting plus a couple of older people who were passively holding signage expressing a widely held view the man has no mandate, credibility or in his favourite personna, Mana.

    Add in his lying, obfuscation, skyving, rorting and rooting, then maybe the guards were necessary to prevent him throwing himself under a train inspite of that act being a very attractive proposition for many.

    Government Minister Michael Woodhouse was present, Hahahahahaha, Michael ‘who’?

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  15. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Dick Cuthbert is a seasoned and sensible protestor (I always found him genuine) if he’s saying it was bullshit you can take it to the bank and the liar from AT needs to be sat down and given a warning letter for gross misconduct, that is appalling behaviour to lie on this level.

    The PM does not have $20 security guards lumbering beside him. If there was security required for the MP the police have an entire department dedicated to personal protection.

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  16. jims_whare (403 comments) says:

    Its not to keep the public or protesters away its to stop his other mistresses coming up an bi#$h slapping him in public

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  17. Brian of Mt Wgtn (22 comments) says:

    Liar Len is just treating me, all ratepayers and citizens of Auckland with contempt. You can’t tell me that he or his office had nothing to do with getting Auck Transport to have all these heavies to protect him from a few protesters. Using the Govt Minister as an excuse is just childish as we aren’t stupid. He just doesn’t care how much of OUR money he wastes just like this carpet fiasco. If he really wanted to save money then saving 200K with a different company would have been a start and shown he was trying but no he just doesn’t care about anything except himself and his job that he will never get again.

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  18. BeaB (2,123 comments) says:

    On Nine to Noon this morning he said he hasn’t spent the summer contemplating his navel. Well, we know that.

    This awful man exhibits so many signs of megalomania that he surely must resign from public life and disappear into obscurity. How can Aucklanders stomach him? How can NZ look with any pride at their biggest city when it is led by a bad joke?

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  19. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    Very sceptical about hiring security at $20 per hour, even labour hire charges are higher than that. Michael Woodhouse? Would anybody have recognised him or had a problem with him. Although to be fair the transport agency didn’t say his attendance was the sole reason ….’especially when a Government minister was present, as was Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse.’

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  20. thePeoplesFlag (245 comments) says:

    What? All that security and not one of them beat up Cameron Slater? What a lost opportunity for a faux martyrdom by the slug!

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  21. safesally (47 comments) says:

    I want him OUT!!!!
    I want the councillors who support him OUT!!!
    I want my rates spent for the good of Auckland and nothing else.

    But what the hell, I am just a rate payer so who cares?

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  22. Keeping Stock (10,339 comments) says:

    @ Fentex – just prior to the last election a reasonably senior Cabinet Minister visited our business. The Minister was accompanied by Chester Borrows, the Whanganui MP and a private secretary. We were given no instructions to provide any extra security, and we didn’t. The Minister stayed for an hour, was unfailingly polite and pleasant (contrary to our expectations), and there was no need for any security.

    Whoever has made this statement on behalf of Auckland Transport has been drawn into the web of deceit being spun around Len Brown.

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  23. Paulus (2,627 comments) says:

    Has he no decency – No, like his Councillor supporters.
    Penny Henny would love to be pro tem acting Mayor – well she is already, and would contest the left wing Mayoralty when the liar goes.
    After all she was appointed not by Councillors but by the liar personally.

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  24. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    ‘How can Aucklanders stomach him? How can NZ look with any pride at their biggest city when it is led by a bad joke?’

    I am starting to think it is his sheer cheek, risen into a frozen denial – causing Aucklanders to consider that is we that are on another planet and not dear Lenny ‘wot’ never ‘done’ anything wrong.

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  25. OneTrack (3,092 comments) says:

    safesally – “But what the hell, I am just a rate payer so who cares?”

    You are out voted by those who are not ratepayers, and who think Len will give them free stuff.

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  26. flipper (4,060 comments) says:

    Security @ $20 per hour ????
    Yeah right, as Tui says.

    Lets do some sums….

    Minimum wage – $13.50 per hour to employee (security heavy); ACC, holiday pay, Kiwisaver, sick pay…in all about $15.50 per hour. Exclude GST since that is in/out.

    So the security company has $4.50 per hour to meet admin costs and profit.

    DUMB… and unbelievable – unless the costs are on top of other contractual arrangements with Auckland Transport. Fibbs????

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  27. slightlyright (93 comments) says:

    If it adds to the hilarity I understand Woodhouse was a former Accountant rather than Lawyer :)

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  28. Reid (16,447 comments) says:

    No matter how many people object and what people say, someone with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) will not take it on board because in his mind, we’re little people, not as fantastic, capable, dynamic and simply brilliant as he is and therefore not worth listening to, whatever we say. The only thing that gets through to an NPD carrier is criticism from someone who has (what they perceive as) equal status. And with Len, you could count those on one hand.

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  29. David Garrett (7,272 comments) says:

    The weasel has just been on Nat Rad claiming he has the support of the majority of councillors – and the majority of Aucklanders – to continue…Kathryn Ryan quite rightly asked him to prove that is the case…a bunch of waffle ensued…I had to leave it at that point…

    FFS when Cameron Brewer and Penny Not so Bright both agree the man has no legitimacy, surely it’s a slam dunk no brainer that he hasn’t?

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  30. CHFR (229 comments) says:

    Ah the Peoples Flag all class as usual I see.

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  31. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    Most of the security companies run on tight margins flipper – not this tight however. Something like this, special event that sort of thing and the rates climb. Would be very few, if any, security guards being paid the minimum wage – who knows the ‘bill’ might be made up of six hours per man at that rate even though they worked less, transport cost or some other ‘padding.’ Or, in fact, straight out porkies and not very well thought through.

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  32. peterwn (3,271 comments) says:

    It does seem disingenuous ‘blaming’ the security on the Minister attending. If there were genuine security concerns (eg a threat) involving a Minister for a specific occasion then the Police Diplomatic Protection Squad would provide any appropriate security.

    On the other hand this is a minor matter – the main issue is while Len remains in the job, he is a gift that keeps on giving – to National. If he requires ‘security’ all the better.

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  33. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    The company hiring out the guards will be charging a minimum $80 per plus -per unit. The guards will be lucky to be getting $20 p h

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  34. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    Down at the offices of Big Security Ltd… “Hey guys, would anyone like to do a gig at a railway station this weekend?” “Sure thing, it can’t be hard to guard a train.” “Errr, it’s guarding Len Brown.” “What? Last time I saw Brown was in the Ngati Whatua Room, and it wasn’t a great experience. I used to think there was no kink that was too strange that it wouldn’t have its own web site. But Brown was banging away on the table, his arse was really pale and had a giant arse-spot, and when he pulled out and popped on the woman’s tits he started slapping his head and wailing. I’m going to want a living wage for this one. And gloves.”

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  35. Fentex (974 comments) says:

    …there was no need for any security.

    Whoever has made this statement on behalf of Auckland Transport has been drawn into the web of deceit being spun around Len Brown.

    In that Herald article there are two people making claims about security around Len Brown – one a protester (someone a reader has no reason to believe has special knowledge about the event) with an announced agenda of removing Brown, the second a spokes person for the organisation responsible for the event who one expects should have relevant knowledge.

    It is possible that either is correct, mistaken or telling lies, but sans further investigation accepting the protesters statements on their face while ignoring the spokes persons is a fairly blatant contribution to propaganda in establishing a narrative unsupported by evidence.

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  36. publicwatchdog (2,593 comments) says:

    I was personally and continuously obstructively blocked by one particular security guard, who kept pushing in front of me to keep between me (plus banner) and Mayor Len Brown.

    Penny Bright

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  37. publicwatchdog (2,593 comments) says:

    FYI

    Media Alert from Graham McCready:

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Graham Mc Cready, Prosecutor for New Zealand Private Prosecution Service will attend the Auckland District Court Public Office Today at 4:00PM to file:

    Memorandum;

    Application to make Len Brown case a test case for gifts/bribes and corrupt practices in local body politics;

    Application under Section 106 of the Crimes Act 1961 to the Attorney General for NZPPS to Prosecute Len Brown under Section 105(1); or in the alternative an application for the District Court to refer that issue to the High Court to seek an order for the case to continue using the precedent in the Tito Phillip Field case;

    Written Submissions; affidavits and exhibits as Required under the Criminal Procedures Act sufficient for the Court to issue a summons to Len Brown using the precedent in the John Banks case;

    An urgent application for the Court to set a date for a hearing where all these matters be dealt with in open court before a District Court judge.

    There will be no other charges filed against any other named defendant until all these issues are disposed off.

    The filed documents will be distributed to media after filing.

    Respectfully
    Graham Mc Cready
    Agent for NZPPS Ltd
    Prosecutor
    ……………
    ………………

    Note to media:
    I will be working on these documents all day
    Please refrain from phoning so I can get the job done.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    Forwarded by Penny Bright

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  38. Reid (16,447 comments) says:

    Worth listening to the radionz interview in full. Brown states there is nothing else to come out, he also says all the hotel rooms were for his family.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2582767/auckland-mayor-len-brown-tries-to-make-a-fresh-start

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  39. Mad_ike (7 comments) says:

    Maybe Len used Lynx prior to going out, and was fearful of being mobbed …

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  40. stephen2d (83 comments) says:

    The primer minister, foreign dignitaries have the “security team”, and (sometimes) ministers may need security. If they do, this is the role of the DPS (Diplomatic Protection Squad), a specialised and very trained and skilled unit from NZ Police. They don’t “hire” anyone else, as it would be against any sensible security policy and probably endanger more the one who they are meant to protect: have they got a security clearance, how are they trained, how are they equipped? If the Auckland Transport has “hired” DPS, then please explain why. If they have hired someone else to “protect the minister”, then they have breached teh law at the very least. If they have hired someone else to “protect the mayor”, then heads need to roll.

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  41. Longknives (4,742 comments) says:

    “Maybe Len used Lynx prior to going out, and was fearful of being mobbed …”

    Mobbed by highly ambitious, slightly bonkers Asian girls who will lower/degrade themselves to anything to get ahead?

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  42. Longknives (4,742 comments) says:

    http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8786266/aucklanders-dont-give-a-hoot-brown

    Seemingly we are wrong about all this- and Aucklanders still love their hip ‘Gangsta Rapping’ Mayor….

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  43. Keeping Stock (10,339 comments) says:

    From Cameron Brewer on Facebook:

    Cameron Brewer
    Can’t remember a bevy of heavies at the $35m Newmarket Railway Station opening in 2010, and we had a Mayor, Senior Government Minister, and a former Prime Minister. The Mayor claims this morning that this has long been standard practise but I say something’s changed…

    Something’s changed all right; the Bevy of Heavies could just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

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  44. Mad_ike (7 comments) says:

    Flippant comments and the actual facts aside, the fact that we are having this discussion at all demonstrates how disfunctional the position of mayor has become for Auckland City, thanks to the actions of the incumbent.

    Lovely word, that: “incumbent”… fair bristles with invitations to make associations with Len…

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  45. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    I’m no fan of Lens…but ‘If they have hired someone else to “protect the mayor”, then heads need to roll’ that appears to be a decision they were entitled to make. I’d like to know about the real cost. As someone pointed out above, in other words, minimum pay ‘workers’ are not professionals to either protect a Member of Parliament, or a naughty Mayor.

    Don’t think it is the ‘straw’ at all KS.

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  46. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    Can’t see why Brown keeps maintaining there is no more to come out, surely a qualified statement along the lines of ‘since (a certain date before Christmas when he made a public statement) he can assure the public that he has not continued any of the ‘practices’ that have caused public concern about his mayoralty.’

    Seems too risky using absolutes, particularly when the ‘mining’ continues. Goes back again, to the decision to release all the material as a bomb, rather than strategically.

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  47. david (2,557 comments) says:

    Expect more use of this security company at (highly?) profitable rates.

    I wouldn’t mind betting that it is the same company that employed the mystery security guard who happened upon Mayor Len banging his bird against the table in the Ngati Whatua Room.

    A Quid Pro Quo for protecting the identity of the guard against EY and thus protecting Brown from more embarrassing revelations perhaps?

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  48. HC (154 comments) says:

    Given the controversy about Len Brown, and now even “lefties” like Penny Bright protesting against his conduct re the freebies from Sky City and some other hotels, could it perhaps be, that he may have received serious threats by some mad persons? I would after what happened rather see Len Brown take the sensible step, to step down, let another election be called early, and either stand again, to try and get the Auckland voters’ mandate, or let someone else like Penny Hulse stand to compete against some other contenders.

    I am not as much appalled about his little affair (who knows who else is right now involved in something like that?), I find it unacceptable that he did not declare certain “gifts” he got, particularly from Sky City, as he had a conflict of interest it seems, when voting on Sky City related decisions by Council.

    But this excitement about him now using more security, it may have a very justified explanation. Some go over the top with expressing their anger, and that may well have happened, which we may not yet know about.

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  49. lazza (381 comments) says:

    Major point of all this is that 99% of us do not subscribe to public visible protesting per se … if it means marching, signs and association with loser rent a crowds.

    But lets just say this then … that for every 10 “protesters” out there, there are 100,000 ratepayers who want Len gone … get the picture?

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  50. lazza (381 comments) says:

    RadioNZ this AM.

    Wanna vomit?. Listen to this Wall toWall double speak dripping in hypocisy.

    Brown by name … total Brown stuff all round.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2582767

    Narcissism redefined.

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  51. David Garrett (7,272 comments) says:

    lazza: When I click on the “play” icon, nothing happens…what am I doing wrong??

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  52. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Len Brown: “So what we had was the opening of a rail station, we had seven security there. It would have been pretty normal, organised by Auckland Transport. Nothing more or less.”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11189117

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  53. Psycho Milt (2,412 comments) says:

    But lets just say this then … that for every 10 “protesters” out there, there are 100,000 ratepayers who want Len gone … get the picture?

    I do – can I quote you on it the next time there’s a couple of dozen protesters shouting stuff at a government MP?

    …the man has no mandate…

    Apart from winning the election, you mean? I thought that was a pretty clear mandate.

    But what the hell, I am just a rate payer so who cares?

    Well, exactly. You’re just “a” ratepayer. There’s more than one of them and they tend to have different opinions, which explains all the tedious carry-on with local-body elections. If you want the chap who won the last election OUT, vote for someone else next time. There’s no guarantees, though.

    You are out voted by those who are not ratepayers, and who think Len will give them free stuff.

    I can’t imagine there are that many people in Auckland who don’t either own or rent their homes. Squatters, maybe? Can’t see them even voting, let alone out-voting anybody.

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  54. lazza (381 comments) says:

    Lazza to DG/Lazza to DG … Alternative IT … Just google RadioNZ National … Programme Nine to Noon … then first topic 9AM till 9 .30 iish.

    “Len Brown tries to make a fresh start” … the creepy shameless prick! (Note the last bit is not! …courtesy RadioNZ I added that OK?)

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  55. wreck1080 (3,912 comments) says:

    DPF: “I can’t recall a precedent in terms of local body politicians.”

    But, Auckland transport say…

    ” it was standard operational procedure at the opening of a station because of safety requirements and especially when a Government minister was present, as was Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse.”

    So, who is right? DPF says it is unprecedented, Auckland transport say it is normal.

    The media totally fail to investigate this massive discrepancy, and I am left wondering whether the article is only worth of toilet paper.

    [DPF: Very simple. Ask Ak Transport the last time they had seven security guards at an event when the highest ranking minister there was a junior minister outside cabinet.]

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  56. wreck1080 (3,912 comments) says:

    “Len Brown tries to make a fresh start”

    If only all crooks could ‘fresh start’ away their crimes , eh.

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  57. Akaroa (557 comments) says:

    Sigh! All this furore about L Brown having a bevy of security guards with him. Some posters clearly think this was unneccesary and a gross waste of rate payers money.

    Sigh again!. Look folks, given that Brown is not flavour of the month to many – very many!! – people, and given that there were bound to be protestors at his next public appearance, it was surely obvious that he’d need some protection.

    I don’t have any brief for this person – Brown, I mean – but its obvious to me that given his poor public image at the moment he was bound to attract protestors of one sort or another. Did you honestly think he would front up alone and possibly risk missiles or being assaulted?.

    No. To me, the fact that he has to go in public mob-handed just demonstrates how low his reputation and image have become.

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  58. OneTrack (3,092 comments) says:

    Pyscho “…the man has no mandate…

    Apart from winning the election, you mean? I thought that was a pretty clear mandate.”

    Glad you agree that John Key has a mandate for the asset sales.

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  59. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    Still trying to swallow the one about Brown claiming have been out and about among Aucklanders who told him they didn’t give a ‘hoot’ about his past conduct. What was that at Christmas dinner with his rellies, actually I doubt he would have found much support there either.

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  60. Psycho Milt (2,412 comments) says:

    Glad you agree that John Key has a mandate for the asset sales.

    I do. National definitely has a mandate to implement policies it publicised before being elected, and leftists who say otherwise are idiots or hypocrites. Likewise, Len Brown has a mandate for the position of Mayor of Auckland, and rightists who say otherwise are idiots or hypocrites.

    DPF says it is unprecedented, Auckland transport say it is normal.

    The media totally fail to investigate this massive discrepancy,

    The media aren’t rushing to investigate the fact that a blogger won’t accept the official version of events? I’m shocked. Wait, no I’m not.

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  61. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Nostalgia-NZ – Brown’s statements have sounded like cacophonies of contrived claptrap.

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  62. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    I agree Pete, adds to the exasperation.

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  63. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    You’re missing the point psycho milt the ‘chap’ that won the last election fraudulently presented himself to the public. The same ‘chap’ who has always campaigned on honesty was anything but honest with the public. If he was confident and honest about his ‘position’ why would he have hidden so much, the only answer can be that he considered it would harm his chances of re-election. If that behaviour had been ‘private’, in his own time, not using city resources then sure, he didn’t need to reveal it provided he genuinely considered it wasn’t in the public interest – but that would have still been deceptive because of ‘who’ he campaigned as and what he represented himself to be. However add that deception, to the fact that he compromised the office of the Mayor, drew no apparent line between his ‘job’ and his meanderings then he is no in a position to say he has a mandate. This isn’t ‘find it keepers’ this is deceive and keep. There was an ‘irregularity’ in his election bid, one which resulted in people voting for him who may not have otherwise done so.

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  64. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Evidently according to Russell Brown the guards were hired by Auckland Transport. Fine. But has anyone asked how mant other occassions these guards have been deployed and have flanked the mayor when he’s walked about?

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  65. KevinH (1,227 comments) says:

    AT do employ security guards on an almost daily basis throughout the Auckland train network, these guards are highly visible in rail stations such as Britomart and Newmarket. The security guards are there to protect rail staff from over enthusiastic passengers who feel it is their moral right to assault rail staff when the trains run late. I have contracted to AT and have witnessed first hand the abuse and threats that rail staff recieve on an almost daily basis, it is disturbing and threatening particularly when passengers are affected by drink or drugs.
    It is no surprise to me that security was employed for the Panmure interchange opening, there is always the possibility that some crank may choose the occasion to make a political statement.

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  66. wreck1080 (3,912 comments) says:

    Well then Auckland transport (AT) are telling porkies when they say the security is standard. The media should take AT to task on this.

    I tended to believe DPF’s version of events , and lament our pathetic miserable excuses for journalists.

    I listened to the Len brown interview, what a weasel snake. His political speak made me madder than a hatter.

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  67. MH (753 comments) says:

    The guards are there to stop Len from resigning. They are being subsidized by Squire Towers Inc and a watchdog group concerned about the cost of another Mayoralty race.

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  68. RRM (9,919 comments) says:

    RESIGN!

    Wanker.

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  69. Psycho Milt (2,412 comments) says:

    You’re missing the point psycho milt the ‘chap’ that won the last election fraudulently presented himself to the public.

    He did? I expect the Electoral Commission’s been alerted, then? Funny, I haven’t heard anything about it…

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  70. Nostalgia-NZ (5,202 comments) says:

    It’s actually in the hands of any of the unsuccessful candidates, or 10 rate payers to petition the DC out of time under S93 (1) of the LBA 2001 to ask the Court to consider if is ‘irregular’ or not for a candidate to misrepresent themselves to the electorate as Brown did when not disclosing his ‘affair’ and the nature of it in terms of his tenure as Mayor in his first term. Asking of course if the mandate given Brown would have still been successful and if it is the best interest of the misled ratepayers to have that ‘mandate’ tested with a fresh election where all Brown’s crap is out in the open.

    He’s full of crap like you psycho.

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