Forgot To Share (I Think)

6 Mar

Came across these screenshots on my hard drive (from 12 February)

Struck off

Struck off

The rehashed A2B website

The rehashed A2B website


7 Responses to “Forgot To Share (I Think)”

  1. Philip T March 6, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    And the conman is still sniffing around talking about film studios at Ocean beach. No doubt a new company with new directors ready to tackle any funding council is dumb enough to put their way. Francis is cheekier than those bloody Nigerian scammers and almost as successful.

    • Realist March 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

      He bailed as a director before it was struck off, funny? i think not.

      What was that old saying about sinking ships?

      • Philip T March 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

        I think it was only set up so they could justify directors fees as that is all they could put the money against. If you look at the detail that was supplied to council it was only travel costs and directors fees that swallowed up the 115K

  2. David Henigan March 7, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Raoul Butler was taken down as well please do not forget that. I believe that the affair deserves public scrutiny and some form of enquiry from the Auditor General as public funding was involved , So far nothing of any moment has been mentioned. Why ?

    • Realist March 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      They had money for purchasing the naming rights in their budgets, and Raoul probably never saw a cent?.

      The OAG have already stated on a number of occasions that they have no interest in reviewing the matter.

      All the public can do is bring this sad and sorry state of affairs back to light in the lead up to the next Local body Elections and name those who were so quick to tinkle ratepayers funds down the toilet so that some may be held to account for their actions on polling day.

    • Philip T March 8, 2015 at 11:58 am #

      Councillor Arnold asked the question of Audit NZ and their reply was I believe that the 115K spend was OK because council authorised it. Their job is not to scrutinise dumb decisions but to make sure proper process is observed. Councils can have a policy of spending millions on car racing and that’s is not an issue. Dumb policies are for the voters to decide on but unfortunately local body elections are pretty much done deals if incumbents stand. What NZ needs is the US policy of two terms and then move on. That gives them 8 years so perhaps we should have three terms and then go. That would bring a huge change in the way councils run with new people and new ideas every term rather than the keep going and make no changes we have now. A few people would have to get real jobs but why should we be providing careers in electing people.

      • Realist March 8, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

        Funny you should say $115K, it’s at least $130K with the otehr $15K having been done through the events committee, in public exclusion, and outside of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings ACT.
        The OAG are in fact fairly toothless when it comes to dumb decision making by less than well equipped individuals.

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