NZ Herald don’t know their arse from their elbow

Regular readers will know I’ve had some fun at the expense of the Wairarapa Times-Age, but to be honest, they are better than the NZ Herald.  At least they proofread their articles, have proper photos and in spite of the stories reflecting the provincial flavour of the paper, they’re running a decent show.

Not so at the Herald, as we all know.



Now, readers can be forgiven for not knowing what a Mi-8 heli looks like, and they may not realise the photo is of an Apache.  But for crying out loud people, this goes beyond mistakes.  We all make them.  This is an organisation that no longer cares if it is accurate or not.

Really, what is the point of illustrating an article with an image that doesn’t match the text, especially when the readers wouldn’t know the difference?  The Herald doesn’t show any institutional will to “get it right”.

Here, for those who want to know, is a Mi-8


A quick google search results in a Wikipedia page showing you more than you would ever want to know about an Mi-8.

There would have been a time when NZ Herald staff had the sort of pride to not put their name to this sort of shoddy work.

Those days are long gone.

Enjoy looking at those awards boys and girls.  Yeah, you’re just the best.


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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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