Auckland Mayor Len Brown continued to cancel his scheduled public appearances today as his sex scandal remained in the spotlight.
Mr Brown was to attend the launch this evening of the Rainbow Community Public Health Report - which looks at the public health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex New Zealanders - but pulled out less than an hour before he was due to arrive at the event in Greenlane.
It was understood the mayor's office contacted organisers and told them he had "urgent council business'' to attend to.
Mr Brown's press staff could not be contacted by APNZ in the hours leading up to the 6pm event.
Mr Brown's pulling out of the event followed further allegations against him aired on a radio station this afternoon.
They followed revelations that he had been involved in a two-year extra-marital affair with aspiring politician Bevan Chuang,
Mr Brown also postponed a "Mayor in the Chair'' public forum in Pukekohe today. It would have been the first of his second term.
On Monday he cancelled a Fonterra Milk in Schools event at Three Kings Primary School on Monday morning before opening a compact show home in Ellerslie that afternoon.
He did have his regular fortnightly radio slots on Radio Tarana on Tuesday and 95bfm on Wednesday.