.......but for the blogs.
Phil Goff, that is.
Goff mounted an attack on John Key via a spurious claim that should he be elected Mayor of Auckland he would take the Remuera Golf Club's land and use it to develop 'affordable housing.'
If you read the comments at Kiwiblog you will see what a tissue of lies this was. I'm surpised he was not able to point to some 'strikingly attractive' person in the rocess. (Remember that slimy debacle?'
The guts of his claim was that the land belongs to the Council and generates little if any revenue 'for the ratepayer' and is closed to the public.
Thanks to Kiwiblog, the voters of Auckland now are properly informed.
1 A small part of the land is owned by the coucil but is leased to the club for the next 75 or more years. (So Goff's affordable housing project will commence in 2094.
2 Essentially swampland, it is not suitable for residential deveopment. (Liquefaction, anybody?)
3 The club pays a commercial rate of ground rent AND council rates.
4 The course is open to any member of the public who wishes to pay modest green fees. (Denarau golf course in Fiji charges a hell of a lot more than Remuera.)
All in all, Goff simply has confirmed for one and for all that he is a loose mouthed idiot.
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