Andrew Williams Retrospective

I thought with my announcement, subsequently confirmed by the Clown himself and his pal the pensioner of St Mary’s Bay, that Andrew Williams is standing for NZ First in North Shore, that I would do a retrospective about the man.

Sort of a Dirty Dozen Reasons why Andrew Williams isn’t fit for public office. Maybe even a Dirty Bakers Dozen.

Since he was the first politician to try an asymmetrical war with a blogger let’s have a bit of fun.

Today’s retrospective is about ambulance officers:

An Auckland mayor who collapsed at a Navy function on Friday was taken to hospital amid allegations of a run-in with ambulance staff who treated him. North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams said last night he had no recollection of the incident but was exhausted and dehydrated from an illness contracted during a council trip to Asia.

St John confirmed that a 50-year-old man was taken by ambulance from the Devonport Navy base to North Shore Hospital at 7.30pm with breathing problems and discharged later that night.

Assistant regional operations manager Murray Holt said the ambulance officer filed an incident report, which are used to flag any concerns. “In that report, he recommends no further follow-up be taken in relation to the incident. We supported him in that decision,” said Holt. He declined to reveal further details.

A caller to the Herald on Sunday, who did not want to be identified, said he was at the hospital emergency department on Friday night. Staff were talking about how the mayor had had an altercation with ambulance workers who treated him, forcing Navy staff to intervene. Navy spokeswoman Lieutenant Commander Barbara Cassin declined to comment.

Williams is recuperating at his North Shore home.

Poor Mrs Williams, she had to explain the whole dreadful incident away as a bout of the “Chinese Lurgy”.


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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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