Cameron Brewer has been touted as a potential National MP for Epsom and also possibly the next Mayoral candidate for the right in Auckland. He has also spearheaded the attacks on Len, particularly over Len’s failure to disclose the complimentary hotel nights and upgrades that he received.
Brewer also criticised Len over his trip to Hong Kong at the beginning of the year. Specifically Brewer noted that the trip ought to have been declared and noted the requirement that “[the] Mayor and councillors must make an annual return of interests, including: “Contributions to travel costs made by third parties to a member and the value of the contribution’”.
But it appears that Brewer has his own difficulty to deal with. He apparently forgot to declare a freebie trip given to him by Mediaworks.
Auckland councillor Cameron Brewer, who has been baying for Mayor Len Brown’s blood for not declaring gifts, has admitted not declaring a four-day junket to the Gold Coast.
Mr Brewer yesterday admitted taking free air tickets and accommodation paid for by MediaWorks, which runs TV3.
The right-wing councillor said he made a declaration of interests in 2011, but not in 2012, which would cover the period he went to Queensland.
The 2012 declaration of interests shows that Mr Brown and just nine of the 20 councillors filed returns.
Mr Brewer and Dick Quax, who yesterday said “unless the council code of conduct has any kind of meaning there has to be serious consequences”, were among the 11 councillors not to file a return.
And on the subject of gift returns on morning report today Dick Quax admitted not filing returns for 2011 or 2012.
What is that word starting with H?