It’s all a big joke isn’t it Heather, until it isn’t

Heather du Plessis Allan still thinks breaking the law in order to obtain an illegal firearm is all a big joke. Her column in the Herald on Sunday is one big mocking of Police over the execution of search warrants necessitated by her refusing to cooperate with Police.

Our readers have reacted.

One commenter here notes:

Her facetious little diatribe is nothing more than a thinly veiled attack on the cops who have already released a statement that both her and Mediaworks refused to cooperate.
I see the front page still refers to the serving of a warrant as a police raid. A raid is not generally preceded by a phone call making an appointment to meet but there you have it on our sensationalist media. It’s a raid.

Aucky chimes in:

To put it bluntly Sarah, HDPA is taking the piss with that column. The Police did not fly a specialist search squad down from Auckland to look through her supermarket receipts or her recipes. She’s painted herself into a corner with her stupid actions and maybe her flippancy is some sort of self justification. She certainly isn’t martyrdom material and the thought of pending heavyweight legal processes and their possible outcome must be weighing very heavily. Having said that, she’s a grown woman and she made the call. Like you I feel sorry for Bazza – I have little time for his work but at age 63 this is the last thing that he needs in his life. As my old gran used to say ‘There’s no fool like an old fool’.

Sarahmw nails it:

Poor hdpa now she has to write a rambling piece about the search warrant. She’s been’ ruminating’ and ‘ pondering’ and oh dear even her ole mum gets bought into it and naughty husband didn’t take bits of paper to the accountant. The whole piece comes across as flippant and arrogant. By making it out to be a bit of a laugh she once again shows how misguided and foolish she is. Maybe the support she presumed would be there is not.

I don’t think cocking a snoot at the Police is going to be very helpful, especially when they are considering more serious Crimes Act charges rather than the lesser Arms Act breaches.

It has already been established that there was no ‘loophole’.  Not a single person has used the so-called ‘loophole’ and neither the Police nor Greg O’Connor can provide a single instance.

Mediaworks needs to face facts…their little cunning stunt has backfired. They should be telling Heather du Plessis Allan that discretion is the better part of valour, or STFU in the vernacular.

Heather du Plessis Allan thinks it is all a big joke, and when your employer is likely picking up the legal bills perhaps it is, until it isn’t any longer. I suspect the fun will evaporate the moment criminal charges are laid and they find out that Police aren’t that interested in a discharge without conviction.


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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.

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