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Venerable journalist upholds traditions of his craft

  • December 15th, 2009

Five years ago a gallery journalist put his professional duty above friendship to report that I (then an MP) was one of a group who upset an avalanche risk manager at a skifield. We handed the manager a written waiver of responsibility and liability when we decided to ski out to our cars ahead of bad weather despite a risk on one section of the route out.

My admiration for his professional dedication was rueful. Now I can demonstrate an equalising regard for my profession's respect for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, albeit adopting journalism's comfort with hearsay plus a little mercy on the details.

This doyen of journalism has upheld its finest traditions by getting himself banned  from his Club. It will not allow him to darken its doors for three months. As he was restrained on the details of my discussion with the South Island ski club official, I'll leave him to explain the circumstances of his temporary blacklisting by the Cosmopolitan Club of Raetihi.


  • llew
  • December 15th, 2009
  • 12:49 pm

Ha ha ha ha…


Wow that is an impressive bitch slap 🙂

I will not sleep until I obtain details!

  • pisces
  • December 17th, 2009
  • 4:12 pm

He wasn’t wearing a turban was he?

  • Steve
  • December 17th, 2009
  • 7:53 pm

What on earth did Tim Donoghue do?
I have been a member of a provincial town Club for 32 years. The only member that I recall that got suspended not only downed his trousers after being comprehensively rogered on the pool table, but in that state of undress farted in the president’s face.
And, Stephen, you have joined me in my Club, with Vince, I believe.

  • Jim Maclean
  • December 26th, 2009
  • 1:06 pm

What goes around comes around! Not always, but often enough to bring a smile when the opportunity for a little payback is handed on a plate. Well played that man!

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