Banksie in the East and Bays Courier

Banks describes his life as average – Auckland news on

There is a good article on the new mayor in the East and Bays Courier.

[quote] But beneath the exterior is the husband, father, and son who has dedicated the bigger picture of his life's work to 'balancing the family ledger'.

"Young people in this country must know that this is truly a country of opportunity, where everyone born has the chance to be successful. No matter what your circumstances, you can go to bed each night as a good citizen, having made a difference."[/quote]

Nice quote Banksie. The article covers Banksies humble and turbulent early life as well.
Some interesting snippets;

  • Banksie's pet name for his daughter is Weasel.
  • Banksie's first job was collecting bottles and cashing them in.
  • At 17 both of his parents were in the slammer.

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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.