Disappointing, yet predictable

NZ Herald

News in the Herald this morning of poor accountability over a failed school classroom build in Kaikohe.

“A spokesman said changes in 2007 meant school build projects were now led by a professional project manager.

The project manager for the 2005 work was Hone Mutu, then a senior staff member at the school and husband of then-principal Deborah Mutu.

Of $986,926 of classroom funding, $232,150 was spent to commission designs for a new gymnasium and pool complex with a value of around $4 million which was never built.”

That name Hone Mutu rings a bell.

Could it be the same Hone Mutu employed at a Kaikohe School that faced charges from a Disciplinary Tribunal relating to inappropriate conduct with students (discussing sexual experiences, kissing a student);

and whose wife, the Principal of the Kaikohe School, tore up the complaint?

and who were both deregistered as teachers?

I guess one kind of bent begets another kind of bent.

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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.