Another email from a reader about voter apathy

Further to my earlier reader email, here is another:

Hi Cam,

I believe the answer is the disconnect felt between citizens and the local bodies, there are really only two groups who feel connected;

Ratepayers who have a financial stake in the outcome (I would be interested to see the percentage of rate-paying voters, I’d be willing to guess around 60% of actual ratepayers voted) and the “politically aware” organised Greenie/Labour tosspots who want power for powers sake, and to force their own agenda using other peoples money.

In Wellington I’d guess 80% of Morrison supporters were ratepayers and 80% of Wade-Brown’s supporters were ‘politically aware” bludgers.

Unfortunately there are more bludgers than ratepayers.


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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.

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