Former army mechanic gets his knickers in a bunch

Ron Mark doesn’t really have the right temperament to even pretend to be the heir apparent to Winston Peters.

If his reaction in the House yesterday (4:02 in the video above) is anything to go by how on earth is he going to react to the news that Jonesy is going to make a comeback?

NZ First’s Ron Mark has been involved in another debating chamber spat, this time getting away with it despite calling another member a “lying little s***”.

An unidentified MP on the government benches interjected while Mr Mark was speaking on Wednesday night.   

It wasn’t picked up on the microphones but Mr Mark heard it.

“I won’t be called a liar by that lying little s… over there,” he shouted.

Mr Mark apologised before being ordered to and Deputy Speaker Chester Borrows didn’t take any action against him.

He’s a serial offender and was last month ordered to apologise for calling Health Minister Jonathan Coleman a “lying prat”.

Dr Coleman had said Mr Mark, a former army officer, had been an army cook.

Jonathan Coleman was a bit harsh in calling Ron Mark ‘a fitter and turner’. The reality is that he was in charge of the motor pool before scoring a nice cushy job looking after motors for the Sultan of Brunei.




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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.