Auckland council responds Via Wendy Brandon

From: Wendy Brandon [mailto:Wendy.Brandon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:53 p.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’; Mayor Len Brown
Cc: Councillor Penny Hulse; Councillor Cathy Casey; Councillor Richard Northey; Councillor Sandra Coney; Councillor Penny Webster; Councillor Mike Lee; Councillor John Walker; Councillor Sharon Stewart; Councillor Michael Goudie; Councillor Ann Hartley; Councillor Cameron Brewer; Councillor Christine Fletcher; Catriona McDougall; Councillor Alf Filipaina; Councillor George Wood; Councillor Des Morrison; Councillor Calum Penrose; Councillor Noelene Raffills; Wayne Walker – wayne@waynewalker.co.nz (External); ‘Dick Quax’; Councillor Arthur Anae; ‘Bernard.Orsman@nzherald.co.nz’; brian.rudman@nzherald.co.nz
Subject: RE: Councillors kept in the dark with regards to corruption

Dear Ms Haden

As advised in my reply to your most recent requests for information, if you wish to make a complaint about Council’s response, you must direct that complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman.

However, I confirm that the information you requested cannot be located and/or does not exist.

As to the remaining allegations, Council must obey the law. There is currently an injunction in place prohibiting you from making any statements or allegations “reviling or denigrating Mr Wells”.  This latest round of emails and other correspondence contain statements that clearly fall within the terms of the orders being the same or similar to those that gave rise to the granting of injunctive relief.  Unless or until the injunction is dismissed, I am unable to take any further action.

Kind regards

Wendy

 

MY REPLY

Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:31 p.m.
To: ‘Wendy Brandon’; ‘Mayor Len Brown’
Cc: ‘Councillor Penny Hulse’; ‘Councillor Cathy Casey’; ‘Councillor Richard Northey’; ‘Councillor Sandra Coney’; ‘Councillor Penny Webster’; ‘Councillor Mike Lee’; ‘Councillor John Walker’; ‘Councillor Sharon Stewart’; ‘Councillor Michael Goudie’; ‘Councillor Ann Hartley’; ‘Councillor Cameron Brewer’; ‘Councillor Christine Fletcher’; ‘Catriona McDougall’; ‘Councillor Alf Filipaina’; ‘Councillor George Wood’; ‘Councillor Des Morrison’; ‘Councillor Calum Penrose’; ‘Councillor Noelene Raffills’; ‘Wayne Walker – wayne@waynewalker.co.nz (External)’; ‘Dick Quax’; ‘Councillor Arthur Anae’; ‘Bernard.Orsman@nzherald.co.nz’; ‘brian.rudman@nzherald.co.nz’
Subject: RE: Councillors kept in the dark with regards to corruption

Ms Brandon

The  Questions I am asking are with regards to  an  “ organisation “ called AWINZ

You are not the subject of the  injunction  and I have  not said anything that is reviling or denigrating Mr Wells.  I am stating fact as  sourced from the documents   attached to the chronology.

I must complement  you on your efficiency to be able to  reply  to  my LGOIMA  in such a short time. It took you  less than  an hour to  deal with my questions  and you could not even tell me  who  Lesley Wear was   this just proves that you have totally fobbed me off.

To me this means that Council supports corruption and  goes out of its way to support/ conceal  corrupt practices.

 I would have hoped that any of the councillors  who have been copied in my have taken note and  seek accountability as you are the  representative for  the rate payers this is why our rates are so high  you allow  parasites to leach off our resources.

Regards

Grace Haden

From: Wendy Brandon [mailto:Wendy.Brandon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:57 p.m.
To: ‘Grace Haden’
Subject: RE: Councillors kept in the dark with regards to corruption

 

Dear Ms Haden

Make a complaint to the Ombudsman if you wish. While I am not subject to the injunction, you are. As to your other comments, they are duly noted. I am not corresponding with you any further on this matter.

Wendy Brandon

From: Grace Haden
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012 4:49 p.m.
To: ‘Wendy Brandon’; len.brown@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Cc: ‘Councillor Penny Hulse’; ‘Councillor Cathy Casey’; ‘Councillor Richard Northey’; ‘Councillor Sandra Coney’; ‘Councillor Penny Webster’; ‘Councillor Mike Lee’; ‘Councillor John Walker’; ‘Councillor Sharon Stewart’; ‘Councillor Michael Goudie’; ‘Councillor Ann Hartley’; ‘Councillor Cameron Brewer’; ‘Councillor Christine Fletcher’; ‘Catriona McDougall’; ‘Councillor Alf Filipaina’; ‘Councillor George Wood’; ‘Councillor Des Morrison’; ‘Councillor Calum Penrose’; ‘Councillor Noelene Raffills’; ‘Wayne Walker – wayne@waynewalker.co.nz (External)’; ‘Dick Quax’; ‘Councillor Arthur Anae’; ‘Bernard.Orsman@nzherald.co.nz’; ‘brian.rudman@nzherald.co.nz’
Subject: RE: Councillors kept in the dark with regards to corruption

Thank you Ms Brandon

My I remind you of your   obligations under  section  4 of the lawyers  and conveyancers act   Fundamental obligations of lawyers

And Under the local government act 2002

S 10 Purpose of local government

The purpose of local government is—

(a) To enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and

(b) To promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities, in the present and for the future.

11 Role of local authority

The role of a local authority is to—

(a) Give effect, in relation to its district or region, to the purpose of local government stated in section 10; and

(b) Perform the duties, and exercise the rights, conferred on it by or under this Act and any other enactment.

14  Principles relating to local authorities I highlight in particular  section 1(a) (i) conduct its business in an open, transparent, and democratically accountable manner; and (ii) give effect to its identified priorities and desired outcomes in an efficient and effective manner.

 I request that you reconsider  your response as it appears that as a  lawyer  you are not acting  in accordance with the  rule of law.

You are actually facilitating   the concealment of  corruption and a public fraud  and   I see your actions  as  negligent.

Could you please  provide me   with an  explanation as to why    you believe that you are acting in a lawful manner and according to the  rule of law.  in an absence of  an explanation I will make a complaint to the law society  with regards to your conduct.

Corruption = Monopoly + discretion – Accountability      I seek accountability  for your  decision  .

Regards

Grace Haden

 

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