Watch it – or the mayor gets the lamington

pink lamingtons

Pink lamingtons

From today’s Herald:

Auckland Mayor Len Brown was the target of a lamington attack at Auckland University yesterday by an angry supporter of wharf workers.

Mr Brown was coming to the end of one of his regular Mayor in the Chair public sessions in the university quadrant when a young man with dreadlocks approached him with a pink lamington, smearing pieces of the sponge cake on the mayor’s face and shirt. The man then ran off.

He was part of a group of 10 to 15 Socialist Aotearoa members protesting against Mr Brown’s lack of support for workers in the bitter Ports of Auckland dispute where 300 striking union workers were fired by management on Wednesday.

Is this a sinister new tactic by our city’s youngest socialists, or is it simply a waste of a good lamington? Only time will tell.

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5 Thoughts on “Watch it – or the mayor gets the lamington

  1. Gary on 10/03/2012 at 7:45 pm said:

    I think the best suggestion is get rid of ports of Auckland and relocate to Port Marsden. (Whangarei)Seems a very good scheme has been suggested, there is plenty of Land, the railway will get an upgrade, and it will soak up Northland Unemployed.

  2. David on 11/03/2012 at 7:40 am said:

    “it will soak up Northland Unemployed.”
    Doubt it. No one will pass the drug testing . They have the same problem in forestry .

    • Gary on 11/03/2012 at 12:00 pm said:

      I am actually talking about those that want to work, not the dope heads whos life style excludes work.

  3. Andy on 11/03/2012 at 9:34 am said:

    O/T, but I am rather shocked by Rob Taylor’s comment at Hot Topic on the day after Owen McShane’s funeral

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