One less Labour Trougher

Best way to deal with troughers. Bring shame and humiliation down upon their heads until they resign.

Hemi Matenga has resigned as a Porirua city councillor, a decision some of his colleagues are applauding, but another has slammed their “hypocrisy”.

Kapi-Mana News understands Mr Matenga, who has not been present at any scheduled meetings this year, sent a letter to the council’s chief executive Roger Blakeley last Wednesday, informing him of his decision to stand down.

That day, prior to an annual plan meeting, councillor Euon Murrell raised a question around Mr Matenga’s continued non-attendance. Dr Blakeley said if Mr Matenga missed four consecutive meetings, or no-one moved his apology, he could be removed from his position  with three meetings coming up before April 1, he may have been out of a job in short order.

Councillor Denys Latham said he felt “embarrassed” and “inefficient” when people regularly asked him where “councillor X” was.

Good Riddance, now pursue him for his salary for non-performance.


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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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