Cameron Brewer - Latest News [Page 4]

Council ignores public submission process

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:32 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says he is disappointed a majority of councillors this morning agreed to enable Auckland Transport to lift its parking prices for the likes of early-bird and long-term commuters in council’s four CBD parking buildings ... More >>

Watercare’s latest 23.5% fee hike set to scare the horses

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 11:26 am | Cameron Brewer

From tomorrow Watercare’s connection fee for new Auckland urban dwellings will rise by 23.5% from $9,775 to $12,075, which has already spooked the Minister for Housing, Property Council, and development sector. More >>

Len Brown strangely silent on America’s Cup

Monday, 16 June 2014, 1:14 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says it’s great news that the economic impact of the NRL Nines exceeded expectations, but while the Mayor is today talking up the ‘value of major events to this city,’ he remains strangely silent on Team New ... More >>

Mayor loses the plot with his latest light rail push

Sunday, 1 June 2014, 12:17 pm | Cameron Brewer

Three Auckland councillors say it’s a complete surprise that the Auckland Mayor is now actively pushing another costly rail project without any discussion with councillors nor is a Manukau light rail loop in any Auckland Transport or Auckland Council budget ... More >>

Ethnic Panel decision should not have been held in secret

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1:33 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer voiced objection at today’s Governing Body meeting against the motion that proposed that the “Recommendation for appointments to the Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples and Seniors Advisory Panels” be held in ... More >>

Public lose interest in this council, 2016 to be a watershed

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:40 pm | Cameron Brewer

The second term Auckland Council is proving to be an interesting one and very different to the inaugural 2010 – 2013 Governing Body. We are currently going through a budget round to lock in where council’s $3b expenditure is directed for the forthcoming ... More >>

Huka Lodge not sold, sorry April Fool’s joke says councillor

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 1:57 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has unreservedly apologised for posting an April Fool’s Day joke on his Facebook page claiming he’d met this morning (April 1) with some new owners of the exclusive Taupo lodge which was completely untrue and ... More >>

Len Brown rolled on keeping key CCOs' Cultural Impact

Friday, 28 February 2014, 5:25 pm | Cameron Brewer

With public submissions closing on the draft Unitary Plan, Auckland Mayor Len Brown has been rolled by a majority of councillors over his insistence that key Council-Controlled Organisations Auckland Transport and Watercare not be allowed to independently submit ... More >>

Council needs to look at its own regime

Sunday, 23 February 2014, 10:32 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has released information he obtained under the Local Government Official Information & Meetings Act regarding Auckland Council’s much vaunted new Food Safety Bylaw which replaced seven different bylaws from the ... More >>

Emails reveal spin-doctors ordered the extra security guards

Sunday, 23 February 2014, 10:17 pm | Cameron Brewer

Emails reveal spin-doctors ordered the extra security guards for Len Brown despite his denials More >>

Mayor ignores ‘no CRL construction until funding’ directive

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:31 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has revealed that Mayor Len Brown’s plea to the Prime Minister to fast-track the City Rail Link before a project funding plan has even been tabled completely ignores an earlier agreement with Councillors. More >>

Mayor refuses to drop Living Wage despite councillors' vote

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:53 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillors Cameron Brewer and Dick Quax say that despite their successful amendment on 19 December to throw the Living Wage out of the council’s draft 2014/15 annual plan, the Mayor continues to defy the wish of a majority of councillors. More >>

Mayor breaches censure motion by secretly dropping policy st

Monday, 20 January 2014, 12:13 pm | Cameron Brewer

By informing the news media of his six priorities for 2014 before even telling councillors of his intentions, Auckland Mayor Len Brown is thumbing his nose at an important resolution agreed by all councillors when they censured him on 19 December, says ... More >>

Extra security costs a new reality at Auckland Council?

Sunday, 19 January 2014, 11:13 am | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer says ratepayers should be concerned at seeing a bevy of heavies shadowing the Mayor at the opening of the new Panmure Station yesterday. More >>

Council today confirms Brewer’s trip was in gift register

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 10:40 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Council Electoral Officer and Public Information Officer Bruce Thomas has confirmed with Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer today that while he did not file a full “Register of Members’ Interests” annual statement by 30 June 2012, Brewer’s ... More >>

Public needs to see Councillors are serious over Brown

Monday, 16 December 2013, 4:31 pm | Cameron Brewer

Responding to the Mayor’s press release about today, Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer says Councillors have privately met and worked well together on a number of resolutions ahead of Thursday’s meeting as part of an extraordinary item ... More >>

Expect more ‘Monaco’ trips as Mayor refuses to get tough

Sunday, 8 December 2013, 10:31 am | Cameron Brewer

"Auckland Mayor Len Brown has promised ratepayers greater financial prudence since I revealed six months ago that Auckland Council spent over $10.5m on travel in its first two years More >>

Mayor set to borrow $7.3m to extend failed trams

Monday, 2 December 2013, 9:26 am | Cameron Brewer

Despite all his recent promises to ratepayers to lower debt and deliver greater financial prudence, Auckland Mayor Len Brown now wants to borrow $7.3m to fund some waterfront tram extensions showing he’s not serious at all, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei ... More >>

Brown pushing Living Wage but silent on big salaries

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 3:15 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is pushing through a Living Wage at Auckland Council despite councillors agreeing in good faith for the CEO to do more work on the issue just two months ago, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. More >>

68% percent of Aucklanders wanted berm mowing continued

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 4:15 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has dug up documents given to the Mayor and councillors in May that showed over two-thirds of Aucklanders who submitted on berm mowing during the draft 2013/14 Annual Plan process supported the retention of berm mowing in the ... More >>