Len Brown affair allegations damaging for reputation

and then I undid my trousers.....how big was it? oh about that big. Auckland Mayor Len Brown has been caught up in allegations of having an extra-marital relationship with a council employee. Freelance journalist Stephen Cook has reported on the Whaleoil blogsite today that the newly elected mayor had a two-year affair with a woman 25 years his junior, including sex during office hours and on council premises. The mayor has been married to his wife Shan Inglis for more [...]

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Is Corporate Corruption here to stay in NZ?

With two of New Zealand's largest public transport organisations investigating separate allegations of corruption have we now reached the point of having to accept that corruption is here to stay? The Serious Fraud Office is waiting for the outcome of internal inquiries regarding contracts at Auckland Transport and KiwiRail. Auckland Transport has put a senior manager in its road maintenance division on indefinite leave until it completes an internal investigation into what it says are "serious allegations relating to [...]

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Auckland Port chief ready to replace striking union workforce

File photo of Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson posing in front of cranes that are not getting worn out with over use at the moment. Ports of Auckland boss Tony Gibson is setting out to replace striking union workers with private contractors on the city's troubled wharves. In a sign that the long-running dispute between the Ports and the Maritime Union is escalating, Mr Gibson yesterday said he was "absolutely" prepared to replace 330 union jobs with private contractors [...]

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