Poor Taste Minger

Carolyne Meng-Yee aka The Minger is really a nasty piece of work.

The former Television New Zealand staffer secured the first interview with the Elliotts about their daughter’s murder, which ran on the Herald on Sunday’s front page on January 27, 2008.

But Meng-Yee’s decision to dress as Sophie for a party last week hosted by New Zealand Herald deputy editor Shayne Currie has shocked the Elliotts.

Guests were told to dress as someone or something beginning with the letter S.

Meng-Yee had fake blood on her arms and Sophie’s name tagged to her top, which had a photograph of Sophie’s killer and ex-boyfriend, Clayton Weatherston, 35, pinned to it.

How despicable. The Minger was the repeater who closely followed the case and ran front-page stories at the HoS about Sophie Elliot and was the first repeater to have a story with the family. Now she has repaid that by spitting on their child’s grave.

I hope TVNZ where she is rumoured to be going are pleased with their new staffer.


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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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