Power Shake Up – The Herald way

The Herald had a story today on A8 complete with way cool infographics about the Labour and Green economic sabotage over power.

They called the article “Power Shake Up  – a beginners guide“.

Obviously when they said beginners they meant their staff because far from being “decent hournalists, trained and skilled” they instead used “stupid ones, thick as shit”.

I never knew Transpower was an electricity retailer!  (Think they mean Trustpower but you never can tell with the quality of reporting at The Herald these days)



Looks like they also think Transpower is a generator as well!



Transpower is of course a State Owned Enterprise, 100% owned by the government and is in neither the generation business nor the retail business. The Herald reporters missed out the little asterisk beside their name to indicate they are state owned too.

Wikipedia explains what Transpower’s role is, or the benefit of NZ Herald reporters who don;t know how to use Google.

Transpower New Zealand Limited (TPNZ) is the state-owned enterprise responsible for electric power transmission in New Zealand. It performs two major functions in the New Zealand Electricity Market. As the owner of the National Grid it provides the infrastructure of electric power transmission that allows consumers to have access to generation from a wide range of sources, and enables competition in the wholesale electricity market; as System Operator it manages the real-time operation of the grid and the physical operation of the New Zealand Electricity Market.

This is shabby reporting, and there really is no point in reading the rest of article, because if they can’t get basic simple information correct then the rest of the article is likely to be spin and artifice masquerading as news.

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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.