Shearer was wishing he was standing there when it happened

Shearer - More Stirring


Yesterday in parliament David Shearer had a ‘mare. His GCSB question backfired first, when John Key sprung him for a secret meeting over the GCSB bill. Grant Robertson looked like a stunned…snapper…perhaps the whiff of the warm snapper beside his desk had wrinkled his nose…David Cunliffe couldn’t believe his ears and Russel Norman looked like the proverbial bloke who walked in on his missus getting tupped by his best mate.

Then there was the snapper debacle where out of his sleeves David Shearer produced two dead snapper, and one looked decidedly undersized. The stunt failed and Twitter went nuts mocking the hapless idiot standing there with two warm dead fish

Shearer was clearly looking for a hole to fall into by this stage and miraculously one appeared just down the road. if only it had opened up under him right there in parliament…perhaps he could have salvaged something from the whole debacle.

Part of a street in central Wellington has been closed off after a sinkhole opened in the road.

A section of Hobson St in Thorndon is expected to remain cordoned off until at least Monday, after the three-metre square sinkhole was discovered.

Wellington City Council did not believe it was caused by the earthquake but said the collapse of a stormwater drain was the likely explanation.

“It might be the result of a broken stormwater pipe, that’s basically collapsed by the sounds of it,” council spokesman Richard MacLean said.

“It looks like we’re going to close the street to through traffic until Monday.”

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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.

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