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Len Brown Should Front up on State House Secrecy

Len Brown Should Front up on State House Secrecy


Responding to today's NZ Herald article that reveals leaked images of the $1.5 million state house sculpture planned for Auckland’s Queens Wharf,Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:

“Does Len Brown really consider an art project, which includes a $750,000 chandelier, to be the most pressing need for ratepayer money? We thought putting Len Brown up in hotels was expensive, but that pales in comparison to this.”

“Instead of relieving poverty, the Council is wasting money on a monument for it! Len Brown should be answering the questions why."

“Ratepayers expect accountability and openness from their elected representatives, not secrecy and loose spending. Given the Council's financial blowout, it is time for Auckland Council’s culture of extravagant spending to end.”

ENDS

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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