The NZ Herald is dead; Long live the NZ Herald

This morning the most read articles on the NZ Herald site were:


Now, I know there is a little less going on this time of year, but the above clearly shows that the NZ Herald has a different audience these days.  The reason we keep laughing (out of mirth or frustration) is because we still expect the Herald to deliver the same product it did when we were growing up.

It has abandoned us, and is now after a different kind of customer.   

The New Zealand media do not cater for centre, centre-right and 40+ readers any longer.

I seriously don’t care about penis size, Madonna or Korean pros coming here to work,b ut this is hot stuff for today’s Herald readers.


– NZ Herald, RIP

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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.