Bernard Orsman

Bernard Orsman is Super City reporter for the NZ Herald.

Cameron Brewer admits not declaring Gold Coast junket

Mr Brewer yesterday admitted taking free air tickets and accommodation paid for by MediaWorks, which runs TV3.
Mr Brewer yesterday admitted taking free air tickets and accommodation paid for by MediaWorks, which runs TV3.

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.

The other councillors were Arthur Anae, Cathy Casey, Sandra Coney, Alf Filipaina, Chris Fletcher, Michael Goudie, Calum Penrose, Sharon Stewart and John Walker.

Mr Brewer apologised but said it was not in the same league as Mr Brown's $39,000 undeclared hotel use and there was certainly no intent to try and obstruct the process.

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