Rudman fillets Hubbard

Brian Rudman has again got out the filletting knife and stuck it right in the guts of Deputy Mayor Hubbard.

[quote]If Mayor Dick Hubbard employed a public relations consultant to pen yesterday's epistle to Aucklanders, I hope he insisted on a money-back guarantee. Because somehow I don't think the imperious opening about wanting "to give you a clear signal of where we are heading" struck quite the conciliatory tone needed to calm the restless masses.

Especially when he then went all paternal, lecturing that "no one like rates increases … but without a brave decision on rates right now, we quite simply won't have the resources we need to create the city you want".

Talk about grabbing an ear and thrusting a spoonful of cod-liver oil down our throats with the order, "Swallow hard, it's good for you".[/quote]

He then goes on to give Hubbard a history lesson that kinda kills dead any of the argument that Hubbard might have thought existed in his quest for higher taxation.

My, my hasn't the worm turned.

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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.