Why do we bother to have courts?

After spending over $1 million in taking the issues before the Environment Court and after having the Court give its go ahead, the Government is set to "veto" the proposal to build a marina at Whangamata.

Why?

Who knows. Environmental pique?, Maori lobbying? No one but the minister knows.

If rumours are indeed true and the Minister is about to veto the proposal it begs the question, What purpose does the Court have? Why would Kiwis waste their time going through the court process, it would be better to cross a Ministers palm with silver to get results.


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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.

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