Port 7 – 0 MUNZ

Helen Kelly and Garry Parsloe have once again proven to be liars. Yesterday they insisted that Maersk would no longer berth ships at Auckland. They have also insisted that Maersk ships are “invisible ships”. This morning both claims are in tatters.

When will the media stop to check out their lies. Every single claim from Helen Kelly and Garry Parsloe in this dispute has been independently and demonstrably proven to have been a falsehood. In the case of the “invisible ships” it was preposterous from the get go. Firstly the AIS information is easily obtainable from free websites, secondly the schedules of the ships are available on multiple sites as well, including the Ports of Auckland, and lastly they are able to be viewed on webcams that are publicly accessible. Not to mention is is bloody hard to hide a 32,000 tonne ship discharging cargo alongside.

Maersk Bratan is alongside at Fergusson and is discharging cargo as of 0530 this morning. Proving yet again that Garry Parsloe’s promise that not a single ship would be worked at Auckland was as hollow its democracy processes allowing secret ballots of members. Chris Trotter also must feel a bit sick in the stomach after likewise predicting that the ships would “pass by”. Since uttering those fateful words 2 ships have been scheduled to arrive and discharge cargo and two ships did arrive and discharge cargo.

The AIS data also shows the track down the coast and into the terminal, proving again that Parsloe and Kelly are natural born liars.

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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.