Poor old David ‘Tainted’ Fisher, he’s so badly tainted he has had to resort to writing stories about mad dog ladies at war with her neighbours.
The first article he wrote was edited online several times as the story changed, literally before readers’ eyes. Initially it started off in support of the mad dog lady, but then subtly changed once facts raised their pesky head.
Now he has had a second go and we find out that the woman is obviously barking mad, but not mad enough to have first enlisted Fisher to tell just her side of the story. As is usual though, Fisher has used her to firstly raise the story, and now he uses her to smash her up, reinforcing his predilection of burning his sources and contacts.
A dog owner at war with her Auckland neighbours has progressed to a new home – and a brand new controversy – a little further south.
When the Weekend Herald introduced readers to Ms de St Croix last weekend, she talked of the battle with neighbours in Orakei which had led to a police investigation over her application to keep two dogs at her home. It was an inquiry she claimed came out of a class war: “We own a Porsche. I don’t work and my husband’s a qualified doctor. That’s why they hate us.”
In contrast, neighbours talked of constant barking and a dog permit application form which carried their names even though they had never given consent.
Well, it turns out Ms de St Croix is moving – and she’s already embattled with her new neighbours in one of Tauranga’s leafier suburbs.Ms de St Croix and her fertility therapist husband Dr Andrew Glazier are just weeks away from moving into a second home bought in 2014 through a company they jointly own.
It means an unexpected move for their tenants Scott and Brooke Nicholls and their three children, who say they will miss living in a place where they get on well with their neighbours.