The Huddle at 1740


I am on Larry Williams’ show The Huddle tonight with Josie Pagani

Our topics are:

  • The local body elections- that no one votes in. Maybe if everyone turned up to vote then maybe it would have been different too. I wonder what it is about local body politics that makes everyone so apathetic!  
  • Then still with politics and the circus that’s been happening in the US. On Friday there was hope and optimism that there would be a deal done to end the most ridiculous stand off. Now the world’s watching and no longer laughing as the deadline looms for the US debt ceiling vote.
  • Cutting the subsidy for Kiwisaver, with a rider to increase the amount for prospective retirees:

    A lobby group for the savings and insurance industry wants the Government to cut the annual KiwiSaver subsidy and use the money to reduce the tax rates on the scheme in a bid to boost retirement savings.

    The Financial Services Council, whose members manage over $80 billion worth of assets, announced its proposal on how to Supersize Kiwis’ retirement savings at its conference in Auckland today.”

You can listen online or through usual methods.

I will post the audio tomorrow morning.

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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.