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Conflict of interest issues in PM’s office, again

There has been much talk in the media recently about recruitment issues inside the prime minister’s office.

Recently the role of chief press secretary has made the news after Mike Jaspers moved to a new role. Stuff reported on 26 March: Quote:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is looking for a new chief press secretary after just five months in office.

Current chief press secretary Mike Jaspers is moving sideways into a more back room role as a chief strategic advisor.

There has been chatter about the move in recent days but nothing was confirmed until a job ad appeared on Monday morning.

The job was also advertised in print media including the Sunday Star-Times and also on LinkedIn:    Read more »

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.

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“A sally is a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy” Oxford Dictionary definition

To get to the truth sometimes a Sally must ensue.

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Greymouth teenager Andrew Field will be presented with a bravery award for rescuing three children.

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A teenager who pulled three children from a car overturned in a freezing West Coast river will be honoured for his heroism.

Andrew Field, of Greymouth, will receive a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal in June in recognition of his bravery.

Last September, the then-17-year-old diesel mechanic apprentice was driving home from Reefton to Greymouth when he came to the Rough River Bridge, near Ikamatua.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the Hungarian people now have a major battle behind them. Quote:

This has been a decisive win… in the future we are going to be able to defend our mother country.” End of quote. Read more »

If you agree with me that’s nice but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo. Look between the lines, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

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“A sally is a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy” Oxford Dictionary definition

To get to the truth sometimes a Sally must ensue.

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Bob Jones: Media, news and fat slags

Wellington QC Hugh Rennie and I have been friends for half a century. We share a common passion, namely a great love of newspapers and mourn their relentless demise. That’s not their fault. How many folk under thirties read newspapers? The answer is none which partly explains their alarming ignorance.

A fortnight back Hugh sent me the latest newspaper audit figures. Only the Herald and Otago Daily Times are hanging on in there. The Fairfax papers are shot, Wellington’s Dominion Post continuing its annual loss of an eighth of its subscribers and is now down to a quarter . . .

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“A sally is a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy” Oxford Dictionary definition

To get to the truth sometimes a Sally must ensue.