So much for tightening up of name suppression laws

When Simon Power put through his changes tot he name suppression law he told us all that celebrities would find it harder to get name suppression.

As is usual with politicians thee days he was speaking out of the side of his mouth with his fingers crossed behind his back:

A rising Hawke’s Bay professional sports star charged with a driving offence has been granted name suppression.

The 20-year-old man appeared in the Hastings District Court yesterday and entered no plea to a charge of driving while suspended. Police allege he was spotted driving along Karamu Rd on October 7.

His lawyer, Amit Malik, sought suppression due to his client’s “public profile”. Mr Malik said the man needed more time to tell his employer of the charge.

Name Suppression for a driving offence and name suppression because he is a “rising star”. What a load of bpllocks.

I said the law changes wouldn’t do a thing, looks like I was right.


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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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