Shelley is right

NZ Herald

Shelley Bridgeman is annoyed about the waste of the Yellow Pages. I’m with her…I walked around the back of my place and chucked the whole lot in the wheelie bin:

At about this time every year Yellow Pages Group dumps three unsolicited volumes of telephone numbers and advertisements on the footpaths outside Auckland houses. I can’t be the only one who finds it wasteful and inconvenient. This year, like the preceding few years, the ones outside our place were immediately deposited in the recycling bin.

“Every year we produce 18 regional and 22 local directories and distribute 2.7 million across the country,” says Yellow Pages’ website as if that’s something to be proud of. It probably is when trying to get businesses to pay to be in its pages. But it’s an incredibly misleading figure that doesn’t take account of the growing number of people who consider it an outdated insult to have such tomes foisted upon them.

Google is my friend…not Yellow…and their website sucks too.

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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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