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A few days ago, the National Party in Epsom was contacted by ACT's new board member for Auckland.

The purpose of the call was to challenge Richard Worth to a debate with Rodney Hide on campus regarding the drinking age limits (Epsom MPs only at the debate).

Apparently the response was that Worth was happy to debate Hide on Campus, but only if drug liberalisation was also discussed, and the media were invited. The ACT official didn't think this was relevant, but Worth's spokesman was quite insistent that the two issues were linked together, and anyway, the issue would be of interest to Epsom people and the media because of Hide's public contradictions on the subject.

The two rang off with Worth's response for the debate being made clear.

Within 3 minutes of being given Worth's reply, ACT's man rang back and said the debate was off with Richard and ACT would find another MP for Rodney to debate with.

It's not often that someone chickens out of their own debate challenge!


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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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