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David Fisher is very cosy with Kim Dotcom…he writes about it again today. But what is interesting is the involvement of Simon Power. One thing doesn’t ring true to me though:

Officials at Immigration NZ and the Overseas Investment Office investigated Megaupload, raising no concerns about its operation. They also investigated Dotcom’s wealth, saying it had been earned legitimately. Prime Minister John Key said Mr Power’s rejection of the application was simply because he was conservative and believed it did not have the right feel.

Unfortunately that statement bears no resemblance to the truth. Simon Power was and is a lily livered liberal panty-waist. He could never be, nor should he ever be referred to as “conservative”. I mean for goodness sake the Labour party waxed lyrical about Simon Power leaving like he was a lost friend…and given his shabby back-room deal with them over electoral finance law I can imagine why.

One thing that hasn’t happened yet is anyone drawing the link between all the failing Crown Law cases and the former Solicitor-General, Dr David Collins. He has been intimately involved in the Dotcom case, and also the Urewera trial, where he authorised the warrants and then scuppered the evidence some time later…the same Judge is also involved.

I’m not one prone to conspiracy theories but the recent cases where Crown Law has acted illegally, given poor or wrong advice to police and their appearance of those cases before the same Judge may well be pure coincidence, but now with the revealing of the close involvement of Simon Power in the Dotcom case, I do wonder if Simon Power was behind the appointment of David Collins to the bench of the High Court.

Then there is the same involvement of Simon Power in appointing close associates to the Board of the FMA…it is all starting to get a decidedly whiffy odor about it…no wonder Simon Power bolted for the corporate comfort of Westpac Private Banking.


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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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