In which a former confidant of Cameron Slater's claims he was paid to commit a hack of The Standard blogsite; police are investigating
I can't really wax lyrical about the investigation I produced for The Nation into allegations by a 27 year-old IT consultant called Ben Rachinger, that he was paid by blogger Cameron Slater to hack into The Standard.
Rachinger says he strung Slater along for some time before ultimately not doing the hack.
Lisa Owen and I saw bank statements, thousands of texts and other documents and spoke to Rachinger at length on numerous occasions to investigate claims that first appeared online - in posts by Rachinger himself - back in April.
The legal care taken around a story like this is significant, so I can't offer much more in the way of back story. Rachinger is not without fault, but we found him credible in this story and the proof he offered compelling.
Slater however denies the claims, says Rachinger is lying and that we have fallen for it. He says he does not break the law.
So here's our report that ran on TV3. I invite you to take 10 minutes to watch.