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Racist ‘dog whistle’ should be kicked to touch

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Te Ngaio Cleave, the acting captain for Rangitoto’s First XV rugby team with his father, Martin Cleave.

At first glance, the boys of Rangitoto College’s first-fifteen appear to be prime nominees for cry-babies of the week until, like Lieutenant Columbo of the old telly-show, you think ‘now, wait a minute’, something doesn’t seem right about this uniquely New Zealand story.

Firstly; the story originates from a very suspect place, the fetid swamp known as social media, a place I swear our modern journo’s spend almost their entire day when they’re not regurgitating press releases. It’s a filthy place much of the time, it’s also very easy to avoid, by simply refusing to go there. By having standards.

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Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Whaleoil sports quiz

Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

The witch hunt at Cycling NZ is getting worse

Sources inside Cycling NZ are sending in a heap of information through the tip line, and are suggesting that if there wasn’t a toxic culture before then there is now with everyone looking at each other to see who is going to be next to go.

Apparently there is some doubt about the tenure of a senior administrator who is “on leave” but may not come back.   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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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The factually incorrect and shabby hit job from 1News continues

The factually incorrect and shabby hit job against a high performance cycling coach from 1News continues: Quote:

As High Performance Sport New Zealand prepares to launch an investigation into Cycling New Zealand’s handling of former sprint coach Anthony Peden’s behaviour, more details are emerging about just why a relationship with a rider was so inappropriate.

The information further shows why Cycling NZ’s failure to step in is of real concern, as Peden wasn’t just coaching the athlete he was having a relationship with – he was also a selector.

That means Peden was making decisions about who was in the team and as a result, who received funding.

Athletes have told 1 NEWS there was a bias in those decisions.   

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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Cry baby of the week

Journalists are failing to ask the important questions about the smear campaign and pile on against NZ’s top cycling coach and the only guy to achieve his KPIs at Rio, Anthony Peden.

They are being fed lines by Peden’s angry ex-wife and her mates, with Steph McKenzie saying she was kicked out of the cycling program for being too fat, not for her results.

This has seriously annoyed a number of the staff at Cycling NZ and some of the athletes who are talking to the tip line saying that Steph McKenzie had the talent of Sarah Ulmer but refused to do the work required to match Ulmer’s results.

Sarah Ulmer

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Face of the day

Dick Quax.

Dick Quax.

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Hooker Phil is a dyed in the wool 2 eyed Cantabrian, one red – one black.  Loves his sports and especially stirring up those who support the Hurricanes but willing to take as good as he gives.
Has travelled all over New Zealand and to over 40 countries but still wonders where the heck he is sometimes.

Empty cup

I know not everyone agrees with public money being spent on the America’s Cup. Personally, I am all for it, but I get it if you don’t agree. The thing is though, that now we have won the Cup again and are going to have to run a defence, it makes total sense for at least some public money to go into the campaign. The public funds anchor the event (pun not exactly intended, but I thought it was a good one) and, once it has been established that the regatta will go ahead in New Zealand, then the sponsors will come forth with their large chequebooks and start to make the event happen. Without the government underwriting the event, it simply may not eventuate. That is not to say that the next challenge will not happen at all, because it will. But, without a bit of government support, it probably wouldn’t happen here. We need the event to take place here, whether we retain the cup or not.

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Accountant. Boring. Loves tax. Needs to get out more. Loves the environment, but hates the Greens. Has been called a dinosaur. Wears it with pride.

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