The Herald reports:
Auckland ratepayers have paid $5200 to provide a personal gym for Mayor Len Brown in the Auckland Town Hall.
A new treadmill and multi-gym were installed in a small room on the ground floor of the Town Hall weeks after he was elected mayor in 2010.
Documents released to the Herald under the Official Information Act show the mayoral office requested the equipment for Mr Brown to manage his health and because he could not easily get to a gym.
I thought this was an April Fool’s joke when I first heard about it.
Len gets a large Mayoral salary. It is not the Council’s job to have ratepayers fund him with a personal gym.
The Prime Minister does not have a personal gym. He either goes running or uses the general parliamentary gym which is available to all staff and MPs.
Len’s sense of entitlement is obviously out of control.
Mr Brown refused to answer questions yesterday about the gym equipment.
Not big on fronting up is he.