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Emails Released By Brewer suggest A Culture Of Dishonesty

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Emails Released By Brewer suggest A Culture Of Dishonesty

23 FEBRUARY 2014

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Responding to the emails released by Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer which contradict the absolute assurances given by Mayor Len Brown that the high security presence at last month’s opening of the new Panmure Station was just ‘standard operational practice’, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of theTaxpayers’ Union, says:

“Len Brown gives politicians a bad name. After all that’s happened, including a quarter of a million dollar report caused by his dishonesty, Mr Brown has again been caught out misleading the public.”

“Auckland Transport’s willingness to go along with the Mayor’s absolute assurances is disturbing. The emails suggest a culture of dishonesty in council entities in relation to the Mayor.”

"To date, the Taxpayers’ Union has not called on Mayor Brown to stand down, but rather pay back the rest of the money he owes to Auckland ratepayers. This new revelation makes us question whether he is fit to be in charge of the public purse.”

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