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Time to Improve Manukau Council Communication

Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 9:26 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

After knocking on 30,000 doors across this city it is very clear that there continues to be a communication breakdown between our community and its Council. I am committed to addressing this. More >>

Letter to Manukau - 13 August 2007

Thursday, 16 August 2007, 9:53 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

I met a man in Howick the other day and we had a yarn about the up-coming elections. He said he had been a farmer, had retired and shifted into Howick 8 years ago. He admitted that through those years he had never voted in the council elections. More >>

Sir Barry Curtis, A great leader, a great Mayor

Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 2:37 pm | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

Sir Barry Curtis’ retirement from the mayoralty of Manukau City is reason to pause and reflect with gratitude and respect for the man who worked for 39 years in public life and served Manukau for 24 years as Mayor. More >>

Another property tax -no way!

Wednesday, 8 August 2007, 11:44 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

A Manukau City Council Working Party has recommended the introduction of a new tax called the Real Estate Transfer Tax. In a submission to a Government Rates Inquiry the Council proposed the system as an alternative to the current property value-based ... More >>

Time to Put the Freeze on Ice Cube

Monday, 6 August 2007, 9:02 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

Why is Ice Cube coming to the Telstra Pacific Centre on 22 August this year? We don’t want him. We don’t need him. He is not welcome here. More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau

Monday, 6 August 2007, 8:59 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

I was honoured to speak at the assembly of my old school De La Salle the other day. The school was feeling pretty chuffed with its awesome first fifteen having knocked over the third placed team St Pauls 36-0 in the rain and mud on the previous Saturday. More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau: Pamphlets n Junk

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 9:06 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

A topical question indeed at this time of year… With 200 people poised to deliver our first city-wide pamphlet of the campaign, each will be confronted with the sign “No Junk Mail” on many letterboxes. More >>

The Airport Shares; Hold, hold,hold

Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 11:28 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

The airport shares held by Manukau are an election issue, not only for the Manukau and Auckland City residents but an important issue for New Zealand. Under my leadership, Manukau will hold it shares in the Auckland Airport Company long term. More >>

Moving Manukau Forward -- Len Brown

Thursday, 19 July 2007, 4:45 pm | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

South Auckland has received another full frontal media assault, this time through the international media outlet, TIME magazine. TV1 news recently took its lead from TIME and produced an investigation piece over two nights. More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau

Thursday, 19 July 2007, 8:52 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

“South Auckland” received another full frontal media assault this week - this time through the international media outlet, TIME magazine. TV1 news took their lead from TIME and produced an investigation piece over two nights. If you saw the coverage ... More >>

Len Brown: Letter to Manukau

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 10:11 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

The campaign has well and truly kicked off with the first debate held for Mayoral candidates. Dick Quax and I recently attended the Howick Resident and Ratepayers AGM. I thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and the standard of questioning was excellent. More >>

Urban sprawl - the coalface

Thursday, 5 July 2007, 9:56 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

I enjoyed a four hour grilling from a good representation of the residents of Clevedon last week. They are very upset with a proposal to establish a canal subdivision within close proximity of Clevedon village. This proposed development would provide for ... More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau

Thursday, 5 July 2007, 8:59 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau: I enjoyed a four hour grilling from a good representation of the residents of Clevedon last week. They are very upset with a proposal to establish a canal subdivision within close proximity of Clevedon village. The new development ... More >>

Letter to Manukau - 25 June 2007

Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 9:36 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

They are in our street!; Let’s talk water; Rates rebate – ratepayers’ mate More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 9:26 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

So the Manukau council has had another debate about the level of the uniform annual general charge and strongly rejected a proposal to increase it to the full 30 per cent level. More >>

Rates - what is fair?

Monday, 25 June 2007, 5:03 pm | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

So the council has had another debate about the level of the uniform annual general charge and strongly rejected a proposal to increase it to the full 30 per cent level. More >>

Manukau Must Hold Airport Shares

Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 1:29 pm | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

It is essential that Manukau City Council holds its 122 million shares in the Auckland International Airport Company for the long term. From the original 30 million shares that were inherited in the 1980's for $30 million, Manukau shares are now valued ... More >>

Rating for Water – Need to Get Back on Track

Friday, 15 June 2007, 1:38 pm | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

Water and waste water services should be delivered to our community at the lowest price possible to ensure reasonable access for all. The corporatisation of our water services across the Auckland region has not and will not serve the public interest. ... More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 8:29 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

Manukau – a Tiger by the Tail? Manukau’s economy continues to boom and although our statisticians tell us the city’s growth has slowed from 9 per cent to 3 per cent per annum, there is little sign of a reduction in business and development activity. ... More >>

Len Brown's Letter To Manukau

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 12:39 am | Len Brown - Mayoral Candidate

Profit from our water? I have fought many battles over the last 20 years against the proponents of privatising water assets and their operation in our city and across the region. The key issue is that water is our most basic requirement and I strongly ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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