You’d think the Herald could find their own lines

Yesterday Judith Collins commented to the DomPost about opening hours for drinking establishments.

Responding to The Dominion Post yesterday, Ms Collins said 4am was a reasonable hour for people to go home.

“Nothing good is going to happen with people drinking in bars at 5am.”

The council will now look at extra overnight trains or buses so people can get out of the city after 4am. 

This morning in the Herald editorial starts off with:

Nothing much good comes in the hour between 3am and 4am on the streets of central Auckland. Police, street cleaners and taxi drivers aside, most people there are either up too late or too early to do themselves or others any real good. The so-called Golden Mile of Queen St is no advertisement for early-hours socialising and the entertainment precincts of Britomart, the Viaduct and Karangahape Rd can also fail to distinguish themselves at this time.

Oh how original.


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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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