Oh dear, how sad, never mind

Two losers have killed themselves cooking meth in an abandoned mine. Good, saved us the cost of trying them and locking them up.

Police are expected to release more details about the deaths of two men found in an abandoned mine shaft deep in Coromandel bush later today.

The pair, in their 40s, were surrounded by chemicals and drug-making paraphernalia in an underground mine about 30m off a winding, gravel road running through rugged land between Whitianga and Coromandel township.

The shaft was hidden from the road, up a slope covered by thick bush.

Forensic investigators wearing protective clothing emerged from the bush on to the 309 Rd last night, carrying equipment including an LPG bottle, a funnel, a fan and a large container of caustic soda.

Police would not confirm the drugs link last night, but two people living nearby said it was believed the men were making methamphetamine.

Police have called a press conference for 2.30pm in Whitianga today.

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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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