John Campbell looks back on 2012
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 7:00p.m.
It's time for Campbell Live to say goodbye for the year and we wrap the final show with John Campbell's look back on 2012.
It was a year which included the first, and for many months the only, television interview with Kim Dotcom, along with investigations into who knew hat about the FBI-led operation against him.
It was also a year of education stories; class sizes, closures and mergers in Christchurch - and of course, Novopay.
JC interviewed the now-former Secretary of Education, Lesley Longstone, three times. She fronted for Campbell Live and it now seems the Minister of Education Hekia Parata is what drove her back to England.
Sadly, many members of the Government refused to be interviewed.
Stephen Joyce and Gerry Brownlee aside, the most common response we received to our interview requests with the Prime Minister and his Cabinet was "no".That's sad.
It would be nice if the people who run our country were available for more testing occasions than being asked to dance Gangnam Style.
But none of that makes JC's year in review.
For John, there was one series of stories that stood out more than many others this year.
Merry Christmas from Campbell Live, we'll see you in 2013.
Watch the video for John Campbell's must-see take on 2012.
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13/01/2013 2:02:18 p.m.
Ana Clulee wrote:
I am a teacher at the Capital City preschool which is situated at 3 McDonald Cresent Wellington. I am writing to ask if John would like to donate something to our auction to enable us to upgrade the children's playground. The children need a challenging playground so they could extend their physical skills in a safe environment. We have raised $6000-00 towards it. The target cost of the playground is $50,000-00Your contribution will be much appreciated. Please call in and see our preschool next time you are in Wellington. Thank youAna Clulee( Teacher at the Capital City Preschool, Wellington).
23/12/2012 8:02:30 a.m.
Andy W wrote:
I am concerned that our Ministers very rarely step into the media arena to answer questions. I guess I know the reason. They simply do not want to be put into a position where they are unable to look in charge. Not good enough....they should be available on all occasions. I simply have lost respect for Key. On the day when his education minister was dealing with her CEO leaving her job where was he, doing bloody Gangnam style dancing in a commercial radio show. He turns down Radio New Zealand and Campbell Live. The great unwashed in this country seem to like him as he is shafting them from behind. Simply dumb. This government needs to tell us why and what they are doing. But they never do. Why are New Zealanders not challenging them more - all of them and not just National.
Merry Xmas John
22/12/2012 7:10:11 a.m.
Andy H wrote:
What a wonderful story. What great work this year, John and all the excellent team. You've become the conscience of our country. No party politics, no point scoring, no blame laying. Just good work for the right reasons. We look forward to your return in 2013.
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