Auckland Mayor Len Brown has opted for a less fuel efficient official car, just weeks after launching a new strategy to cut the city's greenhouse gas emissions, it has been reported.
A new Holden Commodore has been delivered to Mr Brown for use as the official mayoral car -- his third Holden in seven years, with a carbon footprint more than 70 per cent bigger than some of the alternatives, Radio New Zealand reported.
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The Holden Calais V-Series V6 has a carbon footprint 50 per cent bigger than a Skoda Superb and 73 per cent bigger than a Toyota Hybrid Camry, the broadcaster said, and comes just over a month after Mr Brown launched the Low Carbon Auckland Action Plan, which aims to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2040.
It’s always do as I say not I with these troughers. He taxes us until the pips squeak and then spends our money like there’s no tomorrow.
It’s time to look for a Mayor who promises financial prudence, who understands what rates are actually for, and practices what they preach. Stand down Brown.