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John Clements: City that's big but far from super

Auckland amalgamation has not achieved what was promised to it’s residents.

“We are legally obliged to pay our rates, yet there is no measure of council effectiveness and efficiency, let alone whether we get value for our money.” 18 more words


The Fact/Opinion of the Matter. (Is There a Balance of Facts/Opinions in Your Story?)

For some reason I cannot shake the feeling that this particular question is more like a recommendation than an actual query. Surely a news story (therefore being a work of non-fiction) must include facts and, due to  the interview portion of our assignment requirements, will inevitably also include opinions. 926 more words


A Word From Len Brown

At the beginning of last week I sent a short email to Mayor Len Brown asking his personal opinion on Humans of KRoad (as it is a page displaying a region of Auckland in an overwhelmingly positive light and possibly something he would approve of as Mayor), half expecting for no reply (I’m sure he gets a  136 more words

Story Development

Leadership and Public Office

“Sack the leader!” they cry.

The labour Party had its tail kicked in the general election. The worst clipping in 90 years. Some are expressing their dissatisfaction. 674 more words

The Len Brown Affair

Len Brown has achieved a lot in his political career to date.

  • Elected Mayor of Manukau City in 2007
  • Elected as Inaugural Mayor of Auckland’s ‘Super City’ in 2010…
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