Frankly, there would be a lot more merit in this story were the complainants not Herald journalists looking for an angle. This story has "honey-trap" written all over it. If the Herald on Sunday had concerns over Kurariki, why was a burly male reporter or photographer not dispatched? Reflect on this:
The incident took place after a reporter rang West's home to speak to Kurariki about the episode involving the TV cameraman.
Kurariki answered the phone and began a conversation, during which he admitted the previously unreported return to prison in February for kicking a camera.
The reporter asked Kurariki if she and a photographer could visit to talk about his time in prison. He replied: "Yeah, yeah, as soon as possible. Come now so I don't get bored and I want to see my mates."
In our always exceeding humble opinion, the Herald on Sunday should not be giving Kurariki any oxygen - or column centimeters. And the editorial staff of the Herald on Sunday should reflect on the newspaper's role - which is, of course, to REPORT the news, and not to concoct it.