Fear not New Zealand, Metiria now has the Security shadow portfolio


The Green Party’s new MP has been sworn in.

Marama Davidson took her seat today, replacing former co-leader Russel Norman who has resigned to become head of Greenpeace New Zealand.

She’s been given the portfolio responsibilities of Maori development, social housing, human rights and Pacific peoples.

Co-leader Metiria Turei has taken the national intelligence and security portfolio, previously held by Dr Norman.

Trade, which was also held by Dr Norman, has been given to Kennedy Graham.

Ms Davidson will make her maiden speech tomorrow.

At least Metiria is a step up from Russel.  Why?  ‘Cause she has her own sword.   And a castle.  Standard equipment for LARPing.


It is rather amusing to think Russel Norman actually had a shot at being finance minister, as long as Kim Dotcom’s evil master plan had worked out…

…man did we dodge a bullet there.


– NZN via 3 News


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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.