The tipline is starting to hum with talk of collusion and joint campaigning from Greens and Labour.

On Sunday on The Nation we saw Denise Roche busted telling lies about her campaign for Auckland Central, where it looks like the Greens and Labour have come to a cosy arrangement.

Then in Palmerston North this weekend Labour and National in Palmerston North were sign waving opposite each other in the Square. Green candidate Corrina Tucker came out and started campaigning for or with Iain Lees Galloway.

We are now starting to see a pattern developing where despite all the railing against dirty deals by Phil Goff, Labour and the Greens have very clearly come to an arrangement in key seats where Labur is very vulnerable in order to shore up their electorate vote.

How is this any different in principle to what they are accusing Paul Goldsmith of doing? In fact, Paul Goldsmith isn’t actually campaigning with John Banks.

Just another couple of examples of the rank hypocrisy of Labour and the Greens over tactical voting. Somehow I doubt we see Pedro Gower door stepping any Green or Labour candidates over this.

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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.