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Media release from the Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE

IS LEN BROWN THE NEW AARON GILMORE? AT LEAST GILMORE PAID THE BILL

19 DECEMBER 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“If Len Brown won’t pay back the money ratepayers have been forced to fork out, councillors should explore legal channels to recover the money,” says Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams.  “Even Aaron Gilmore paid the bill after being rude to the waiter.”
 
“Though there is no legal punishment for Brown’s breaches of the Council’s code of conduct, instead of being upfront, the Council needed an independent review of the Mayor’s behaviour to get to the truth. The Council should take all steps to recover the costs to ratepayers.”
 
“If Mr Brown wants to be responsible for all of Auckland, the least he can do is be responsible for his own behaviour.”

ENDS 

ENQUIRIES:
Jordan Williams
021 762 542

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is a non-partisan activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It’s here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar.

The Taxpayers’ Union operates a 24 hour media line for comment on taxpayer issues. Representatives are available on (04) 282 0302.

High resolution images and logos are available on request or online at http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/pages/resources

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