David Slack, is a writer, satirist, public speaker, radio and TV commentator, broadcaster and former speech writer for Prime Ministers Geoffrey Palmer and Jim Bolger. His book Bullshit, Backlash and Bleeding Hearts: a confused person’s guide to the great race row, explored the Treaty of Waitangi and race relations issues and its sequel, Civil War …and Other Optimistic Predictions, considers various doomsday scenarios in New Zealand politics. He is a regular contributor on Radio New Zealand’s The Panel, a host on Radio Live, and is a columnist for Metro magazine and the Sunday Star Times. His latest book published in July 2015 is Bullrush! A Celebration of the Great New Zealand Game.