A bully and a dickhead mayor assaults a reporter as he loses his rag


Peter Butler is a bully and a dickhead and yesterday he well over-stepped the mark:

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Peter Butler forcibly removed a Hawke’s Bay Today photographer from a council building this morning.  

Photographer Duncan Brown, who has taken photographs for Hawke’s Bay Today for 30 years, was in the Waipawa building with a reporter chasing a story when Mr Butler spotted the media team and manhandled him.

He demanded Mr Brown and a reporter leave without giving an explanation as to why, and keep repeating “out”.

How ridiculous. Peter Butler should resign, he isn’t fit for purpose, and is a bully and a dickhead.

At least ratepayers get a chance to rinse him in a few months if he doesn’t quit or get forced out.


– HB Today

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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.