Rubbish: MP skis to North Pole to save kokako


Hunua MP Andrew Bayly has trekked there with a team which includes his 20-year-old son.

He’s aiming to raise at least 10 thousand dollars to prevent Kakako becoming extinct in the Hunua Ranges.

On Facebook, Andrew Bayly says the last day of the expedition was overcast but the wind had dropped from the previous day and it was almost tropical at 0 degrees Celsius.

The group celebrated back at camp with Aurora Borealis cocktails, which are half champagne, half vodka and a handful of North Pole snow.

This has nothing to do with the Kokako.  This is just a personal folly.  There is no link between the North Pole and an endemic New Zealand bird.   Why would anyone want to sponsor an MPs personal bucket list trip?

And while I’m at it, who the hell is Andrew Bayly?

(I know, but you get the point)


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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.