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I’m sick of politicians making statements on their billboards that bear no semblance to reality.

Time to take action.

Re: Ewan McGregor’s Election Hoardings

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to complain about Hawke’s Bay Regional Council candidate Ewan McGregor’s election hoardings.

They clearly state “Gets things done”.

Councillor McGregor has not made any effort to justify this statement. His web site www.overthefence.co.nz has not been updated since 2010, indicating he has done nothing in the previous three years.

Cr McGregor could make a series of claims about having actually done something on his web site, but as you will see on this broken page he announces his candidacy for the 2010 election without claiming to have done anything.

Further, readers of www.whaleoil.co.nz , New Zealand’s most read political commentary site with over 3,000,000 visits per month, have been unable to explain how Cr McGregor can claim “Getting things done”. They cannot think of a single achievement Cr McGregor could possibly have claimed in his sweeping and misleading statement “Gets things done”.

Ballot papers for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election will be with voters on the 20th of September, so could you please expedite your review of this complaint as the people of Hawke’s Bay should not be mislead by Cr McGregor’s signs.


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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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