Periodically our newspapers publish photographs of people charged with serious offences, standing in the dock alongside one and sometimes two court security officers.
Bespectacled, besuited Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi made his debut in Parliament on Wednesday. He has a full face tattoo, waved a maori club and wore a stetson.
Under the heading ‘ENTERTAINMENT’, on Saturday the Herald headed an item,
“Contestant Dead after TV tragedy.”
The New Zealand Herald’s political reporter, Jason Walls, reporting of John Key’s quit advise to leakers at the Party’s Saturday Wellington AGM, wrote “The comments received rapturous support from those in attendance”.
A Craig O’Hagen posted an item saying, “Any predictions about the election made on November 5th were of course made after the fact”.