David Fisher has the scoop this morning in the NZ Herald about Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s WhatsApp comments to his ‘Grumpy Old Men’ tennis mates about having to cancel their game on Friday because of having to deal with media ‘drongos’ requests about the flood. This will embolden more people to call for his resignation. And when Wayne loses the Herald he is in trouble…the detail about Brown begging Fish not to run it is instructive.

💬 Wayne Hickey

The article ….

🔗 Auckland floods: Mayor Wayne Brown’s 30min phone call with the Herald.

… which I haven’t read because it is paywalled, opens with these words …