Mike Lee throws a tanty

Watch this video as Mike Lee launches into a monologue and gets interrupted by Penny Hulse with regard to procedure.

Penny Hulse, no shrinking violet herself, calmly points out the procedure while Mike Lee gesticulates and storms out. Check out 5m onwards.

He’s clearly showing pressure after his Ports of Auckland disaster.

He is showing all the signs of someone who would rather bully and hector than follow process.

One thing this video does prove though is how powerful having video footage of council proceedings is in holding the grandstanders to account.

With a city the size of Auckland I think that it is highly appropriate that this level of scrutiny be applied so that all citizens have access not just those who have the time to attend the meetings.

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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.