Leading with his chin since 2007

A message to the tipline reminded me of this gem from 2007 when David Cunliffe was Health Minister and was being monstered on a daily basis by then Opposition Health spokesman Tony Ryall.

It was during this time that David Cunliffe was running interference for Annette King’s husband and ensured that for the foreseeable future the hawkes Bay will remain a National stronghold.


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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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