So why a Friday?

Labour promised us they would show us the money on Friday. Everyone knows that politicians only release bad news on Friday’s. Even Lianne Dalziel knows that:

As a former minister I know exactly why a government chooses to release a report on a Friday afternoon. It virtually ensures the scrutiny the report might otherwise receive does not happen.

Experts usually aren’t available to read the report and comment by the Friday evening news deadline and it is no longer news on Monday.

So tell me again why Phil Goff and David Cunliffe timed their announcement for Friday?


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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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