RTDs

BREAKING: Internet censorship of 9 year old drunk [UPDATED]

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Of course, trying to censor the Internet doesn’t work.  The video is up all over the place in various incarnations. 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.

Is this for real! Wasted 9 y.o. kid who smokes weed, drunk at Skatepark [UPDATED]

If this video is real it is astonishing.  [THE VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED – ALTERNATIVE SOURCES CAN BE FOUND HERE]

What is more astonishing though is First Union organiser and Labour party candidate Jerome Mika saying that someone needs the bash.  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 answer to Len’s booze problem

Looks like Independent Liquor and its highly paid spin weasel Mark Unsworth are about to have a few problems.

I’ve posted before about Len’s booze problems.  The Manurewa Local Board has now come up with a solution and one that supports Crusher Collins as well.

In a release ‘Calls for Tougher Restrictions on Liquor Shops’ issued this afternoon, Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton is calling on Auckland Council to introduce tough new discretionary measures in Auckland’s Local Alcohol Policy.

“We strongly support the recent recommendation by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) to impose a restricted designation in respect of premises stocking RTDs.

“We want to see the LAP ensure that any off-licensed store that targets young people with cheap ‘easy-to-drink’ liquor runs the risk of their license application being declined. Further, we strongly oppose liquor wholesalers entering into agreements with small liquor stores to the effect that 70 per cent of the retail space of the premise and 70 per cent of the chiller space must be devoted to RTDs.  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.

RTDs targeting kids in Government Crosshairs

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Sometimes you’ve really got to wonder. By now you’d think most businesses in the tobacco, booze and food industries would realise that there’s millions of taxpayer dollars being doled out to troughers who want more restrictions, bans and tax hikes placed on the products these businesses produce.

Some just don’t learn.

Even this morning I ran a post about Troughers Eyeing Up New Targets, showing that Universities have dived into the public trough over sugary drinks.

There were also posts about Len Now Has Booze Problems, and how the promotion of alco-pops RTDs is targeted towards the youth market – obviously a deep concern for the Mayor.

You’ll then hear the usual bleating from the likes of RTD pushers Independent Liquor saying that they’ve just introduced a Voluntary Industry Code for RTDs and;

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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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Len’s booze problems, Ctd

Len Brown

Via the tipline

Last week’s post showing Len’s Now Got Booze Problems has seen the tip line alive with insider information from disgruntled local board members.

Len had the casting vote, and voted for regional approach to District Licensing Committee which was a slap in the face for local boards wanting more say over booze issues in the areas they know the most about.

As a token gesture to local boards, the Governing Body allowed Angela Dalton, Chair of Manurewa Local Board to present to them about the explosion in booze shops in Manurewa and the havoc that they’re inflicting on the residents. And driving a lot of this concern are the RTD alcopops.

Then I saw this via the tipline.

A WO reader has done a quick calculation about RTDs pumped out by the booze industry in NZ. Based on Customs figures, in 2010 there was near on 57 million litres of lolly-water RTDs manufactured locally.  Sounds like a lot, so a bit meaningless.   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.