An entourage? Ctd

Phil Goff said that he would no longer use Crown limousines, except when he said that he was just telling fibs. Since that time he has been caught out repeatedly.

Labour leader Phil Goff will cut back his use of chauffeur-driven Crown cars in favour of much cheaper taxis after he ran up a $70,000 bill in three months.

But he is questioning the cost of the ministerial BMW limousines.

The latest episode is in Nelson.

Phil Goff visited Nelson, a Crown BMW had to be driven up from Christchurch just so he could be picked up and returned to Nelson Airport. Obviously, there were other available options, but the BMW nevertheless had to make the return trip from Christchurch.
The Nelson Mail (8.11.11, page 2) mentioned it with photo under the heading “Goff’s Beatles Moment.”  It commented:
“Frankly, we can’t believe the waste. What is the point of driving an empty Government vehicle from Christchurch?  Why not use a car, taxi or even limousine based in Nelson?”
Phil Goff accused John Key of lying when he said one thing and then did another. Of course Phil Goff was ignoring the circumstances. In this case however Phil Goff is on record as saying that the Crown cars are expensive and that he won;t use them, yet he does and in silly places at ridiculous expense.

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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.