The dictator moves to silence dissent

No, not David Cunliffe, Winston Raymond Peters. it seems he is moving to silence members in an ongoing spat over two staff members.

A reader emails about my post last week.

The fallout from your post last week has reached the NZ First Board.

Two party members lodged complaints against Api for bringing NZ First into disrepute.

Winston had them thrown out. His reason: Dawson is not a member (which is actually not true…)


The matter did not end there. A counter complaint was made against Board member Curwen Rolinson for raising the matter in a private Facebook group operated by party members.

Winston’s response: shutdown NZF’s social media!

You can have a look for yourself. The NZ First and NZ First Youth pages have been removed from Facebook. Winston doesn’t understand the difference between a public page and a private group.

Screenshot NZF Social Media

As you can see, all is not well in NZF. Many are questioning Winston’s judgement right now.

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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.