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Brown has as many staff as PM NBR - 31/01/2014

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NBR ONLINE can reveal Auckland mayor Len Brown has 20 regular staff – almost as many as Prime Minister John Key. ...

Mr Brown’s list doesn’t include short term or temporary contractors.
“By the time you add that, that is the equivalent of the prime minister’s office in size,” says Jordan Williams, executive director of recently­ formed lobby group Taxpayers Union.
“Not only that, this doesn’t even account for his new security detail.”
Mr Brown’s staff list includes six advisers of various ilk, three spin doctors as well as an executive assistant, a diary administrator and diary manager.
“In the age of Outlook and the iPhone, why does Len Brown need two fulltime diary managers?” asks Mr Williams... Read more.

Brown blasted at 'Mayor in the chair' 3 News - 31/01/2014

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is being accused of having an overblown number of ratepayer-funded advisors and spin doctors. There were 20 at the last count – almost as many as the Prime Minister. Click here or the image below for video on demand.

Newstalk ZB with the Taxpayers' Union on Mayoral staff costs

Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' Union, chats to Larry Williams about the number of staff employed in Auckland Mayor Len Brown's office. Click here for audio on demand.

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