Have the Herald’s ‘standards’ infected NewstalkZB?

NewstalkZB has a story about a hunter being fined for illegal use of radio tracking devices.

A Nelson man has been fined over $2000 for using illegal dog tracking equipment.

Dean Burke pleaded guilty in the Nelson District Court to using unlicensed radio communications equipment and hunting unlawfully.

The equipment is the wrong radio frequency for New Zealand and interferes with other services used for operational and safety communications in rural areas .

Burke has also been ordered to do 70 hours community work.

Here is an image of the story….see the problem?


If you said that duck hunters don’t use radio tracking on their dogs then you’d be right.

You don;t use a tracker on a duck dog, or a long barrelled waterfowl shotgun on a pig.

Dollars to donuts this guy was a pig hunter, and had the radio tracker on his pig dogs.

Be nice if people writing articles and sub-editors knew a thing or two about the subject they are writing for.


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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.