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Auckland Mayor’s Astonishing Sense of Entitlement


Auckland Mayor’s Astonishing Sense of Entitlement

1 APRIL 2014


Responding to this morning's NZ Herald’s report that Auckland Mayor Len Brown has had a private gym installed in the Auckland Town Hall costing ratepayers thousands, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, says:

“We had to check with the Herald that this wasn't an April fools' joke. Even the Prime Minister doesn't have a personal gym at the office.”

“Auckland ratepayers will be shocked to learn their rates are buying Len Brown a brand new treadmill and gym equipment for the Mayor’s personal use. What’s next, a private sauna and massage table?”

“The fact that the Mayor’s office has kept the private gym a secret for more than three years says a lot. It demonstrates an astonishing sense of entitlement by the Auckland Mayor.”

“We challenge Len Brown to name a single New Zealand politician who also has a private gym paid for by the public purse.”

The Taxpayers’ Union understands that the Prime Minister uses the parliamentary gym shared with all staff who work in the parliamentary complex.

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