Wellington Thrives on Nanny State

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John Key was right when he said Wellington was a dying place. It’s only chance of survival is keeping the thousands of bureaucrats ferreting away thinking up new ways to control people’s lives.

How surprised do you think I was when the tip line alerted me to a bunch to do-gooders, no doubt donkey deep in the trough attending a research symposium group hug in Wellington today – all feigning worry about fatties.


Low and behold one of the speakers is mad-as-a-hatter Beowulf expert Professor Janet Hoek. Today she leapt up on stage calling for “denormalisaton campaigns” using tobacco restrictions against fast-food companies like McDonalds. Here’s one pic from her slide show the tipster sent in:


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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.