Comment of the Day

We had a really busy Saturday yesterday, with lots of good comments.  But this one stood out for being getting to the heart of being an Aucklander…

Looking at “face of the day” [Len Brown and Doug McKay] it struck me that it’s the first time I have ever felt ashamed to be an Aucklander.

I have always been extremely proud that my ancestors chose to settle here in the 1840s and that people like them transformed a fencible settlement into a bustling, commercially successful , physically beautiful and highly “liveable” city.

I find it hard to believe that the disgraceful conduct of our mayor is effectively condoned by a weak and complicit council and executive, and that we are more than likely facing three years of mayoral stewardship by a deeply compromised, recidivist trougher with all the sniggering and innuendo that means.

How can this have anything but a catastrophic effect on our national and international reputation?


I’m off to walk the dog in that wonderful legacy that is Cornwall Park and as I do I’ll be pondering on what the forefathers who built this city would have made of this situation.

— kaykaybee

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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.