Torched for being modern?

Pinko heritage advocates are being fingered for arson attacks.

Police hunting an arsonist who torched a designer home in a swanky Auckland suburb are investigating if the blaze is linked to opposition to its controversial construction.

Fire ripped through the house on Hakanoa St in Grey Lynn nine days ago.

It comes after the property, which divided opinion on the heritage-protected street, was last year targeted by vandals who broke in and flooded it.

Police confirmed they were investigating both incidents but would not be drawn on whether they were linked.

But they said any connection between the break-ins and damage and possible heritage activists would be part of the investigation.

Last week the Malcolm Walker-designed property on Hakanoa St in Grey Lynn ” which is owned by Justine Muxlow and Daniel Birt “was burgled and fires started in a number of rooms.

Fire gutted a room next to a child’s bedroom, and a window exploded.

The pair and their two young children were not home.

Last October, electrical equipment was stolen and taps were turned on, flooding the family home.

There are lots of crazy people who live in Auckland and many of them can be found in pinko lefty local groups.

These are the types who oppose Resource Consents and chain themselves to fences and trees to protest new developments.

They are the luddites – the anti progress looneys. The BANANA republicans.

Hardly a surprise then that a new house in a heritage area is getting attacked. It was only a matter of time before one of these pinko morons went too far.

And this is ironically part of the problem in New Zealand.

Too many of the people who oppose progress and change are actually dangerous.

You might think they stand up for a cause – and they do – but they are fundamentalists and they do more harm than good.

 

– NZ Herald


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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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