Wanna buy a flat car?

NZ Herald

The first boy racer car flattened by the crushing law is for sale on Trademe, proceeds go to charity:

The father of a teenager whose car became the first to be crushed under new boy racer laws and is now for auction on Trade Me said he “just wants the whole thing to go away”.

Daniel Briant’s Nissan Laurel, now just 30cm high, was the first car to fall victim to former Police Minister Judith Collins’ boy racer legislation when it was crushed at a Wellington scrap metal yard last month.

The Trade Me listing by the scrap metal yard, Macaulay Metals, has achieved more than 48,000 views and hundreds of comments so far.

But bidding for the car, previously worth $9000, had reached only $400 by midday yesterday. The auction closes on July 9 and the proceeds are being donated to Youthline.

Briant’s father said his son was not happy about the online auction but there wasn’t much he could do.


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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.

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