Act on Campus blog:
New Zealand Herald Political Editor Audrey Young said late last night that she was confident she would lead the New Zealand Herald political team into the election on November 26.
She was responding to questions from ACT on Campus put to her after talk that the APN board could move to replace her with Derek Cheng, a current Herald press gallery reporter.
She has fallen well short in recent Neilsen Research polls of her targeted readership figures and appalled some readers recently by airing her own views on liberalising heroin laws.
“I’ve got no doubt that the APN board supports me,”‘ Audrey Young said.
The all-powerful APN board could stage a coup simply by changing the rankings of the press gallery list.
It is scheduled to meet next on October 15.
This is a cheeky poke at the bullshit story in the Herald about Brash denying Banks is about to roll him as leader.