Maggie in top form

Maggie Barry is in top form. Not only is she sledging hard the Clown of Campbells Bay but also the members of the nasty party who spat at her:

New National MP and former garden show host Maggie Barry says she may plant some lemon trees around Parliament for her fellow new North Harbour-based MP Andrew Williams.

After trouncing the field in the safe National seat of North Shore, she took a shot at Mr Williams, the NZ First candidate, noting that he will enter Parliament off the list despite gaining a paltry 828 votes in the electorate.

“I thought it was interesting for him to say on radio this morning that he would represent the North Shore when he didn’t get on either local boards nor the [Super City] mayoralty … and only got 828 votes this time.”

The broadcaster also said she might “plant some lemon trees and shrubbery” around the Beehive, a tongue-in-cheek reference to claims Mr Williams, when North Shore mayor, urinated on a tree outside the council offices.

Ms Barry’s easy victory followed a campaign with some nasty moments, including a woman spitting at her in a Devonport supermarket.
“I think there were a few people who had a sense-of-humour bypass … but being in the media made me accustomed to brickbats, not just bouquets. It comes with the territory.”

I heard that NZ First were going to make the Clown of Campbells Bay their spokesman for irrigation.

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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.