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Top tweets about the Len Brown report

This is a selection of some of the tweets about the official review report about Auckland mayor Len Brown. As usual, the tweets below are in (rough) reverse chronically order – the most recent tweets are first. 

Duncan Garner ‏@Garner_Live

Central Govt = accountability. Local Govt = wild west.

 

Bernard Orsman ‏@BernardOrsman

Len Brown doing one on ones in room next to Ngati Whatua room at Town Hall @nzherald@aklcouncil

 

Kirsty Johnston ‏@kirsty_johnston

Have resorted to taking selfies with the Ngati Whatua sign, but not going to tweet them because that would be unprofessional

 

Bernard Orsman ‏@BernardOrsman

Declaration of interest. Free digestive biscuits at Brown presser. @nzherald @aklcouncil

 

Frances Cook ‏@FrancesCook

Full declaration: journalists waiting to interview Len Brown were all just given two digestives each by council staff.

 

Sean Topham ‏@SeanTopham

$40,000 worth of free hotel rooms & upgrades in the same city where you have a house? Len Brown you should've gone with snapchat & motels

 

Frances Cook ‏@FrancesCook

Other journalists coming out of interview with Len Brown: "get used to hearing 'with the benefit of hindsight'".

 

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking

Len Brown phoned/texted Cheung from work 9 times a week on average over 3 years & now says 'let me get on with being Mayor'???????

 

Rupert Beer ‏@RupertTheBeer

Len Brown blocked @johnbanksnz and @johnpalino from becoming Mayor of Auckland. In my books, that gives him a significant about of rope.

 

Imperator Fish ‏@ImperatorFish

Dear media: I am available to step in as Auckland mayor, if required. Even at short notice (can I get an advance on my salary now, though?).

 

Marcus Cook ‏@MarcusDCook

Shit! Is it too late to make a pun about how much Len likes the "pokies"?

 

Jordan Williams ‏@JordNZ

What's the point of a Auckland Council "code of conduct" if ignoring it results in nada, nil and zilch. #lenbrown

 

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking

Len Brown phoned/texted Cheung from work 9 times a week on average over 3 years & now says 'let me get on with being Mayor'???????

 

Imperator Fish ‏@ImperatorFish

So did Len Brown smoke crack or not? Nothing else matters to me.

 

Keith Ng ‏@keith_ng

One time I got a free upgrade to Business flying LA to Auckland. Not quite fair to say I received a $3000 gift from Air NZ.

 

Tamara ‏@amiriteeh

Should all politicians who pushed/supported the Sky City case be investigated?

 

Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

Len Brown has actually destroyed not only his own Mana, but also that of the office he holds. The next mayor needs to be competent.

 

Morgan Godfery ‏@MorganGodfery

I'm at the point where I'm prepared to accept that Len Brown has so little integrity left: an adulterer and serial non-discloser.

Morgan Godfery ‏@MorganGodfery

That's probably excessive moralising on my part. But I expect more from people in public office and especially an office as high as Len's.

 

Merja Myllylahti ‏@MyllyMe

He should resign! Len Brown's calls, texts and hotel stays revealed - National - NZ Herald News http://nzh.tw/11172021  via @nzherald

 

Hamish Keith ‏@hamish_keith

Remind me did Len Brown accept any donations he declared as anonymous in his campaign - chill people and let him get on with being mayor

Graeme Edgeler ‏@GraemeEdgeler

@hamish_keith yes. Len Brown got a number of donations where the identities of the donors was hidden from public view, but available to him.

 

Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

Rooting and raiding the minibar on the ratepayer. Pretty much confirms Local Government is the lowest common denominator in politics.

 

Dovil ‏@Dovil

Kind of feel like there's more controversial issues going on at the moment but this will get the attention because it's easy to understand.

 

Morgan Godfery ‏@MorganGodfery

So long, and thanks for all the hotels #LenBrown

 

Dovil ‏@Dovil

A politician 'forgetting' something. My world is rocked.

 

Jared Savage ‏@jaredsavageNZH

3 days into the Len Brown saga, in response to Herald questions, said: any expenses incurred, including hotels, came from his own pocket

 

Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

Does the Auckland City Council have the equivalent of the parliamentary privileges committee?

 

Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

This is a tweet about Len Brown, I am declaring up front in order to maintain my integrity. I did not recieve any gratuties for this tweet.

 

Idiot/Savant ‏@norightturnnz

So, have there been any council votes affecting hotels? How did Brown vote on them?

 

Chris Keall ‏@ChrisKeall

Was Len Brown at least being cost-efficient about the 1000 phone calls and txts to Chaung? Best Mates plan seems obvious pick

 

Patrick Gower ‏@patrickgowernz

Len Brown claims to be anti-pokies, takes free stuff off SkyCity casino, supports pokies deal.#mmmmm

 

iPredict NZ ‏@ipredictnz

Len Brown to depart stocks skyrocketing following release of the EY reporthttps://www.ipredict.co.nz/app.php?do=browse&cat=80 …

 

Dovil ‏@Dovil

54 rooms at the Stamford Hotel that sheets have felt the sweaty embrace of forbidden Mayoral love. Breaking: Stamford in Receivership.

 

Marcus Cook ‏@MarcusDCook

Can we swap Len for that bloke from Toronto? He was more interesting and you don't have to imagine him shagging some silly bint.

 

Alex Coleman ‏@ShakingStick

So if I understand the right wing standards of acceptable political behaviour, Len is golden. No proven illegality = all good.

 

Idiot/Savant ‏@norightturnnz

(And lets be honest: us plebs don't get upgrades and free hotel rooms. He got them because of the job, in an attempt to influence him)

 

Idiot/Savant ‏@norightturnnz

I don't care who Len Brown fucks. I do care that he declares gifts he gets becuse he's mayor

 

hamish mcneilly ‏@southernscoop

Len Brown checked out yet?

 

Idiot/Savant ‏@norightturnnz

$40,000 in undecalred gifts? There's a name for that: corruption. Brown should resign

 

Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress

I hope journalists ask other councillors and previous mayors about the kind of gifts Len Brown’s been nailed on. Could be interesting.

 

Kirsty Johnston ‏@kirsty_johnston

Reporters muttering to themselves outside #LenBrown presser "no repercussions... What about his bloody moral compass"

 

Dovil ‏@Dovil

So is Len Brown the only one, or is there a culture of this kind of thing at the Council offices?

 

Marika Hill ‏@MarikaJHill

Considering changing my name to Len Brown. Marika Hill doesn't qualify me for free hotel rooms and upgrades.

 

Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress

Less bothered about upgrades on Len Brown’s hotel rooms - hotels do that. But not declaring wholly free rooms? Not good.

 

Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2

Hotel rooms in city u live when wife not with you? #facepalm

John Drinnan ‏@Zagzigger

@CactusKate2 he does appear to be a Goneburger

 

David Fisher ‏@DFisherJourno

I'm having a hard time seeing how Len Brown can stay on. #FreeStuff #HotelRooms

 

Marika Hill ‏@MarikaJHill

Did Len Brown not realise his council phone could be scrutinised? He made 1375 calls and texts to lover http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9514793/Browns-1375-calls-and-texts-to-lover …

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc

Len Brown at very least can't now take part in any decision making re SkyCity Convn Centre (which he previously pledged "total" support for)

 

Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

Len Brown, Down town, Pants Down, Free Now, Big Frown.