Sledge of the Day

Winston Peters via Facebook:

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has slammed Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith on Facebook, linking his policies to a photo of a defecating cow statue.

“Nick Smith’s latest housing policy just dropped!” Mr Peters said in the caption of the photo, which was taken in the infamous town of Bulls.

Mr Peters made his post on the same day the Government announced a new housing plan for the Hutt Valley, though he didn’t mention any specific policy in his post.

The post from Mr Peters is part of a continuing trend of politicians attempting to be more playful on Facebook, similar to Prime Minister Bill English posting his spaghetti pizza picture and ‘walk-run’ video in recent months.

The New Zealand First leader has close to 80,000 followers on Facebook. That’s far more than Labour leader Andrew Little who has 33,000 – and he’s slowly catching up to Prime Minister Bill English who has 100,000.

That is pretty tragic that Andrew Little, the leader of the second biggest party only has 33,000 followers after three years in the job.



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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.