September 14, 2015
Ratepayers Don't Need A Len Brown 'Ministry Of Information'
RATEPAYERS DON'T NEED A LEN BROWN 'MINISTRY OF INFORMATION'
MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is shocked that Auckland Council is set to announce a new mobile app and online news service the cost of which is unknown. Jo Holmes, a spokesperson for the Ratepayers’ Alliance, says:
“At 130 staff, Auckland Council has more spin doctors than any Auckland newsroom has journalists. Instead of serving ratepayers, the Council looks set to create a ‘Pravda’ style propaganda outlet.”
“Auckland Council gets bad press because it racks up rates, wastes our money, and has reduced its infrastructure spend, despite the new transport levy. Instead of fixing itself the Council wants to launch a news service to engineer propaganda. Ratepayers will be saying 'no no no’ to the creation of a Soviet style 'Ministry of Information'.”