Fa’afoi – foolish boy

The Police take their ceremonies very seriously.

Good manners and a bit of decorum are important to them.

Police graduations, especially, are a very big deal to the cops and families of recruits.

So my friends in the cops are not at all happy with Labour’s Police spokesman, Kris Fa’afoi.

He was invited to attend the final police graduation of the year in December at the college in Porirua – in Fa’afoi’s electorate no less – but when the time came his seat on the stage lay empty. No apologies, no excuses, nothing.

The cops didn’t like that at all. So where was the stupid boy, who claims to care so much about the Police? 

Well, he was stupid enough to tweet where he was:

That’s right. He was helping Shearer flip burgers for the press gallery.

And, helpfully, Labour even published a lovely video of him as well:


So, did Shearer know this stupid boy was supposed to be showing his respects to the most important people in his portfolio but instead decided to attend what was a poor attempt to get journos onside?

Warning for Kris. The cops never forget.

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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.