Cam Slater

Author Cam Slater’s new book: pre-order now

This is the third post to announce reveal Cam’s new book. Read more »


Dirty Politics and Fran O’Sullivan’s “Unethical Alliance” With Bloggers

In Nicky Hager’s the book all about me called “Dirty Politics”, Nicky Hager traced the whole origins of his my work back to the award-winning hit on Len Brown which resulted not just in gongs for myself but for the New Zealand Herald.


Wasn’t it terrible for a politician to actually be attacked for his political beliefs!

Yesterday I gave you a small taste of NZME. Editorial Director for Business, Fran O’Sullivan’s involvement.  She sent me information about my nemesis Michelle Boag seeking to discredit Boag’s commentary about Len Brown.

As promised I can reveal that also went much further than throwing our mutual enemy Michelle Boag under a large winebox.

On Tuesday night at the left wing love fest with John Campbell and Nicky Hager, Fran O’Sullivan claims she sent an “internal memo” to former Editor Tim Murphy “some months before” the book Dirty Politics was published warning him of what was happening. I don’t quite know how to respond to that given she was still passing me information and complicit in seeking my feedback right up until the book was released.   Read more »

Journalist, blogger, now: Author. Cam Slater’s new book


This is the first post to announce hint at Cam’s new book. Read more »


Key cleared, but maybe I could assist

Oh look a text from the PM

Oh look a text from the PM

John Key has been cleared of deleting the numerous texts between us both.

Prime Minister John Key broke no rules in deleting text messages, the guardian of the country’s public records says.

Chief Archivist Marilyn Little has published a review of Key’s record keeping. She began the probe in November after Key revealed he binned texts from Dirty Politics blogger Cameron Slater.

Little says Key received poor advice from officials. But his practice of routinely deleting messages for “security purposes” is  “pragmatic” and unlikely to break laws surrounding public records.

She added: “The Prime Minister’s current approach does not indicate any wilful or negligent disposal of records without authority.”   Read more »

No one likes a Boag-un

Yesterday Michelle Boag attacked me on Radio Live.

Mark Sainsbury wanted to get to the bottom of her allegations and I had 6 or so minutes to have a crack back at her outrageous lies.   Read more »

Michelle Boag is a bitter old bag and wrong as usual


Michelle Boag went on Radio Live with Sean Plunket and Mike Williams and made all sorts of allegations about me and my good mate Carrick Graham.

She really went to town on it and then threatened to take me to court using the cyber-bullying laws if I slagged the old bag off. She of course forgets that her comments went out via streaming and have now been broadcast, also via Facebook. If she wants to go down that path then let’s have at it.

She has said she knows someone who has paid me not to say anything on my blog about them. That is a lie…because there is not a single person who has ever paid me to keep their name out of the blog…but she needs to come clean with the name of this person so I can invoice them for these services she claims I am providing. Read more »

Have you ever wondered why journalism is in the pooper?

Wonder no more.

A lecturer in journalism, a Mr Gavin Ellis no less, who used to be the editor of a newspaper had some real pearls of wisdom in another newspaper.

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The continued defamations by Colin Craig

Colin Craig called a press conference last week. At that press conference he hurled all sorts of accusations live to media, and handed out a booklet at the same press conference.

That booklet contains many defamatory allegations, none of which are true. Colin Craig repeated those defamatory allegations on all media outlets including Radio NZ, TVNZ, TV3, Radio Live and NewstalkZB.

The Conservative party hosted that document, and the defamatory press statement of Colin Craig and Helen Craig.

They were notified that continued hosting of the document would expose all of their office holders and the party to an action that is being contemplated against Colin Craig. The document has been removed and the press statement as well.

Other media have likewise removed the document.

Colin Craig has, it appears, mailed out that booklet or distributed to an unknown number of households, and the proof was furnished in a tweet by Toby Manhire.

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The Huddle at 1740


I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with the delightful far right commentator, and traitor to the Cause, Josie Pagani.

Planned topics include:

  • First up the Local Government New Zealand conference being told by central government – there’s no extras or law changes coming your way.  Paula Bennett was unequivocal about the fact that councils had to manage with what they currently get and reign in their spending.
  • Who is responsible for increasing house prices in Auckland?  The answer may well lie in the rate the people are moving to Auckland regardless of where they’re coming from.  But Labour’s continuing to be caught out over playing the race card with the dodgy stolen data they used to blame the Chinese. Clearly the media cornered Little again and he’s been caught out AGAIN.
  • …and something else…

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

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The Huddle at 1740


I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Jock Anderson

Planned topics include:

  • No surprise for the first topic:  Colin Craig’s press conference.  I personally doubt we’ll get to the other topics, as I can give first hand reporting from the conference as well as the information I hold for Whaleoil, of course.  But if we do get past that, then:
  • The PPTA are blocking a teacher student from completing his degree because he’s worked at a Charter school.
  • Len’s being limp wristed with the POAL over the way the consent for their wharf extension was granted.   Clearly the court has said that the consent should not have been given without public notification – that would make the consent null and void I would have thought.
    Instead Len’s now saying they’re going to have a chat

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

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