Mayoral media statement on EY report costs
Mayoral media statement on EY report
Mayor Len Brown says:
"I have agreed to
make this payment out of respect to my fellow Councillors
and to acknowledge the upset this issue has caused. I
continue to be totally focussed on the issues that matter to
"I do not intend to make any further comment
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.