DoC have installed CCS cameras in the few remaining natuve stands left. That must've been expensive, maybe someone should invoice Nicky Hager?
I saw that and couldn't help but chuckle; unintended consequences and all that.
And we should disown Ernest Rutherford for his role in Hiroshima.
Nick Bryant: Whoah! You've clearly got an axe (chainsaw?) to grind about Hager's treatment of Shandwick. Two things:
1) PRINZ did not find that Hager's claims in the book were incorrect, rather that their actions didn't breach industry codes. This says more about the weakness of PRINZ, and the strength of Shandwick's lawyers, than anything else. Given their legal resources, wouldn't you expect to have heard about actions against Mr Hager if he had made stuff up?
2) I agree that as a result of the book Secrets and Lies highlighting Shipley's involvement, Timberlands became a political football. However, Hager can't be held blamed (as you seem to do) for the freshly elected Labour Government's decision to decline the proposed beech scheme and wind up Timberlands. The book was about Shandwick and Timberlands' actions during the protests against the unarguably unsustainable cutover of Rimu forests.
That is the heritage of Hager, who consumes the stolen wholemeal ingredients of the contest of ideas, and by assertion and innuendo disgorges them as the waste of the rumen.
In other words, the honourable PR company hasn't had a chance to cook those ingredients ice and package them so there can be no confusion as to how we are supposed to respond to them. No, I think I'd prefer the wholemeal ingredients, thanks.
the homophobic party one
Simon Upton? David Round?