Silly First Name Syndrome strikes again

When will the slaughter end?

Silly First Name Syndrome has claimed another victim. The Bay of Plenty Times reports:

Three men are facing charges following the death of Tauranga father Lance Scullin in Merivale earlier this month.

Parkvale man Shem Williams, 21, Lance Perawiti, 19 from Gate Pa, and another Tauranga man Zodiac Wiremu Taikato are jointly charged with participating in an organised criminal group. 

The trio, who appeared in Tauranga Registrar’s Court today were granted court bail to allow them time to apply for legal aid and seek legal advice.

All three defendants are due back in the same court on January 6 when they are expected to enter pleas to the charge.

Was he named after the star signs or a rubber dinghy?


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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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