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Auckland Emperor's New Bard

Published: Fri 12 Sep 2014 11:52 AM
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Auckland Emperor's New Bard
12 SEPTEMBER 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the Newstalk ZB report that Auckland Mayor Len Brown has established a $12,000 Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“Len Brown is looking for a writer to chronicle events in Auckland. The Taxpayers’ Unionhas beaten him to it, with our Ratepayers’ Report showing Auckland Council has the highest group liabilities per ratepayer at almost $16,000.”
“As if Aucklanders were not already burdened enough with out of control spending, it now appears that the Emperor’s Court requires a new bard.”
“Len Brown might like to think of himself as Emperor of Auckland, but to Auckland ratepayers he appears as nothing short of a court jester dishing out their money.”
ENDS

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