It is in the Book it must be true

I gotta git me a copy of this book.

Extracts from the guide to MPs

Helen Clark: "Intelligent rather than brilliant." "Poor people skills and a control freak."

Health Minister Pete Hodgson: "Colleagues wonder if he is as good as he appears."

Education Minister Steve Maharey: "Handsome, but not as smart as he thinks he is."

Social Development Minister David Benson-Pope: "Regarded as a pompous prat by some colleagues."

Justice Minister Mark Burton: "Enjoys folk music. Not dynamic."

Immigration Minister David Cunliffe: "Attempts to be different by bleaching his hair. Will never top the popularity charts."

Minister outside Cabinet Judith Tizard: "Not the hardest worker. Occasionally a bully."

Speaker Margaret Wilson: "Has a grim unsmiley manner. Can be cold and distant."

Labour MP Shane Jones: "Has a rampant ego."

National leader Don Brash: "A true gentleman. Not good on policy detail."

Deputy leader Gerry Brownlee: "Built like an opera singer. Looks less likely to get the top job."

Finance spokesman John Key: "Knows the importance of timing."

National MP Chris Finlayson: "Gay, detached and not a man of the people."

National strategist Murray McCully: "Not trusted."

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters: "In a relationship now. Has possibly lost some of his edge."

Act leader Rodney Hide: "Intensely disliked by many MPs from all sides."

Maori MP Hone Harawira: "Has a favourite response to strident critics. ‘Shut the f… up’." 


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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