In the wake of his sex scandal, embattled Auckland Mayor Len Brown has refused to make any further comment on his current state of affairs.
Tonight, Mr Brown would not talk to ONE News, only saying that "it's been a long day".
The newly re-elected mayor admitted on Tuesday to having a two-year affair with Ms Chuang, a member of an Auckland Council advisory board.
This afternoon, Auckland Council Chief Executive Doug McKay confirmed that he would be appointing a reviewer to check that Mr Brown had not used taxpayer money to support his two-year relationship with Bevan Chuang.
Mr McKay said today that he has received an assurance from both Mr Brown and his chief of staff that no mayoral office funds were used.
"However, I have agreed to independently review this to confirm that is the case," he said.
The news comes as the final results for last weekend's local body elections confirmed that Mr Brown had won the mayoralty by a 55,000 vote majority.
Mayor helped mistress get job
Earlier today, it was confirmed that Mr Brown had acted as a referee for his former mistress to help her get a job at the council-run art gallery.
Ms Chuang received a reference from Mr Brown when she applied for a position at the Auckland Art Gallery in July 2011.
She worked as a sponsorship coordinator at the gallery from August 2011 until December that year, according to her LinkedIn profile.
According to an affidavit written by Ms Chuang, the pair started their sexual relationship in June 2011.
Today, the Mayor's Chief Press Secretary Glyn Jones said the Mayor's Office was contacted by Auckland Art Gallery on July 4, 2011 and asked to provide a reference in relation to the job application.
"On July 5, at the Mayor's request, the mayor's diary manager responded by email to say that the Mayor highly recommended Bevan," said Mr Jones.
"The diary manager also asked in the email that the person call her to discuss.
"As the staff member left some time ago we're not sure whether the call was returned and whether she discussed the reference further," said Mr Jones.
Council code of conduct
Pressure is now on management to investigate whether Mr Brown's affair breached Auckland Council's code of conduct.
The council's Conflicts of Interest Policy requires that elected members make "full and complete" annual declarations, including "non-financial" components.
"It may arise, for example, from a personal relationship, or involvement with a non-profit organisation, or from conduct that indicates prejudice or predetermination," states section 7.7 of the code.
Section 5.2 of the Council Code also says that members have "a duty to act honestly and with integrity at all times".