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Face of the day

Tristram Clayton investigating Kronic for Campbell live. -photo Campbell Live

Tristram Clayton investigating Kronic for Campbell live.
-photo Campbell Live

Tristram has been a journalist for 10 years, the last three as a reporter on Campbell Live. He studied both Science and Arts at university and has worked around the world as an English teacher, PR consultant and construction worker. In 2012 he reported on kids going hungry at school and was nominated for a journalism award for his work uncovering a magazine scam. He also covered the globally popular (and slightly silly) “driving dogs” story.

-3News

Tristram Clayton deserves to be face of the day for this remarkable interview. His Boss must have been thrilled that Tristram alone managed to get footage of the elusive black plumed Blogger, The Whaleoilous Magnifious. Other reporters from T.V 3 have tried and failed to catch a glimpse of him in the wild.

One managed to catch his mate Spanishbridious talktoomuchious and his daughter Miss Whaleoilious smartipantious in their East Tamaki natural habitat when he was in Israel but only on audio. They did however get a lovely shot of their door.

In their next attempt they filmed the reporter knocking on the door but sadly the pod had moved habitats three months earlier so there was no answer. Nevertheless this was dutifully reported as Whaleoilious Magnifious refusing to answer the door.

Tristram however was made of sterner stuff and determined to get the Blogger on camera by turning on the gentle charm as he left The Radio Live studio. Not for him the pushy tones and the expectation that he had the right to demand answers. No he used kid gloves to lure the prey into his honeyed net.

Did he get the blogger to answer any of the questions that Campbell outlined in his show? Why don’t you watch the interview and find out.

The questions Campbell wanted answered were…

* What exactly is his relationship with the Prime Minister?

* How often did they exchange texts?

Oh and Tristram… keep up the good work.

If you ever want to be Freed from Campbell Live I know a Media organisation who might consider taking you on, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27

10 Never abandon a friend–either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.

Thursday nightCap

The new elite, and you won’t believe where they are from and how young they are.

Having a world record is one thing, but the pointless training that goes into them…

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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

There is a small village in Japan that invented the practice of rice paddy art whereby 4 different strains of rice are planted in a pattern so that they form a picture once the rice matures. (source)   Read more »

66,000 coffee cups

All I can do is think “some tax or rate payers probably paid through the nose for this”

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An actual slow motion car wreck

Caution:  language

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Daily Roundup

Another busy day, so a very small Roundup

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Whaleoil Backchat

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