Criticising the Corrupt National Government is Bad for Your Journalism Career

Dita De Boni 's Opinion column at the New Zealand Herald is history. The Herald is letting her go because "not enough money"
Read into that what you will....

Government contempt too overwhelming to ignore: Shortly after the explosions at Pike River in November 2010, John Key stood "in solidarity" with those who had lost loved ones in the disaster - 29 men; fathers, brothers and sons.

The speech he gave at the remembrance service was moving. In it, he talked about the pain of a close-knit community losing so many lives far too young; about the burden of growing up without a father, and about the beauty of the Paparoa Ranges where the men lie. He spoke of their retrieval, and of efforts to get to the bottom of that terrible disaster.