Its a fricken statue for f**ks sake

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

Pania of the Reef, Napier’s iconic bronze statue, will be back on her perch in Marine Parade next week.

So what!!

The statue, which has become a national and international tourism icon since it was cast in 1954, was stolen more than a fortnight ago after it was wrenched from its base.

BFD, no news here.

She was discovered a week ago in a Napier backyard and three people were facing court charges over her disappearance.

Good, crime, criminals, action…good.

Napier mayor Barbara Arnott said today slight damage to the 100kg bronze statue had been repaired and it would go back onto its base before dawn next Wednesday.

So far so good

The statue would be allowed to set on its new adhesive throughout the day before the public was invited to a special ceremony to welcome her home at 5.30pm.

WTF!!! a welcoming home ceremony, oh for crying out loud, its a fricken statue!!!!

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.