October 11, 2022
Majurey not blinking at Brown attack
The chair of Auckland Council’s property development arm says he’s keen to sit down with new mayor Wayne Brown – but it won’t be to offer his resignation.
Mr Brown has called on Paul Majurey to quit Eke Panuku, following the lead of Adrienne Young Cooper who resigned as chair of Auckland Transport on election night.
Mr Majurey, who also chairs the Tamaki Makaurau Iwi Collective and the Tamaki Maunga Authority, says he’s keen to brief the new mayor on the work Eke Panuku is doing on urban regeneration.
“I’ve said I’m really happy to have a korero with the new mayor and discuss the performance of a team who work really hard to do a great job for Tamaki Makaurau. I’ve also said that as all of us on CCO’s (council-controlled organisations) serve at the pleasure of the council, I’d have no issue if Auckland Council wants to see changes on the board,” he says.
Paul Majurey says Eke Panuku’s finances and its performance against council expectations are a matter of public record, and he doesn’t believe Mayor Brown would have heard anything in yesterday’s two-hour briefing from officials that should have raised any red flags.