Hands across the sand? They barely managed the length of a football field

Seventy people dressed in scarves, woolly hats and coats in late Autumn have held hands to show they worry about climate change and a warming planet [snigger, snort].

In a sign of solidarity, men, women and children held hands on a wintry morning in Christchurch.

More than 70 people, and a handful of dogs, lined New Brighton beach for Hands Across the Sand.

University of Canterbury student Bridget White, 18, co-ordinated the event at New Brighton pier, which was part of an international action that called for a halt to deep sea drilling and the use of more sustainable energy sources to protect the planet from climate change.

More than 70 people? More than? But less than 80 right? How about “Just 70 people  from a population of 370,000 bother to give a shit about climate change”.

Obviously most sensible people had better things to do on a freezing morning.

The Press, however, are missing out on the endless articles on the “housing crisis” that is worrying so many newly minted Auckland and North Island homeowners because in Christchurch the council was forced to make lots and lots of land available and were forced to allow more density.

The upshot is another year of flat house prices and falling rents so it’s back to giving coverage to 70 deluded loons freezing themselves half to death worrying about “global warming”.

The Media party are part of the problem not part of the solution.


– Fairfax, The Press

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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.