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A positive story of political co-operation!

28 August 2014 2 comments

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Wellington, NZ, 23 August - The following is a true story and shows how the natural inclination of the rank-and-file of our main left-wing parties is to work together…

I’ve been in contact with both the Green Party and Internet-Mana, to offer both parties a spot on my front lawn for election billboards.

The Green Party was the first to respond, and I outlined my idea to them that I wanted a billboard frame to be erected on an angle, so that Internet-Mana would build the second “arm” of a V-shape frame, and attach their own election corflute. The plan;

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election frame construction

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The Green’s billboard team were agreeable to the idea, and a couple of members arrived two days ago to erect their hoarding frame.

Before they started their work, one of the team members – Ian –  knocked on my door to advise that they had a spare hoarding frame. He offered a suggestion – and what followed was perhaps the most remarkable and positive story relating to this election campaign.

One facing was covered with the main Green Party hoarding;

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Green Party

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- with a smaller, detachable corflute (the plastic sign) attached to the other side.

Ian’s suggestion? That the second facing of the V-shape could be used by Internet-Mana, when they arrived, to attach their own corflute sheet. The small “Green Party” corflute could be easily detached and stored away until collection on 19 September.

In effect, two Green Party volunteers with no allegiance to another political party, had decided to extend a helping hand and assist Internet-Mana’s own election campaign by putting up a wooden frame for them. Nothing was asked in return. It was sheer Kiwi good will.

It was an amazing experience and perhaps, sometimes, we forget the good people of this country who want to participate in our democratic process – and not just focus on those politicians who are self-serving and negative. Especially to allies on the Left.

Without naming names, certain other people on the Left might reflect on this story.

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vote mana labnour green

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 24 August 2014

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Planet Key!

3 August 2014 6 comments

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This is simply brilliant…

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Don’t forget to share far and wide!

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The Great Worldwide Treasure Hunt – NZ Herald style…

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The craze/phenomenon  of treasure hunts in major cities around the world has finally reached New Zealand;

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Worldwide treasure hunt for hidden $100 notes comes to Auckland

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The New Zealand Herald has decided on a similar “treasure hunt”, as publicity to re-build it’s somewhat tarnished image and reputation from the last couple of weeks. The editor, Tim Murphy as announced a Herald-style treasure hunt, with prizes secreted around the city.

Solve the clues, and you could win a magnificent prize, courtesy of the Herald… [scroll down]

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Your very own copy of;

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portrait of a prime minister

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Start the hunt early and avoid the rush!

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References

NZ Herald: Worldwide treasure hunt for hidden $100 notes comes to Auckland


 

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Vote and be the change

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 28 June 2014.

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Political Joke of the Week…

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Key and Queen

 

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John Key, in a private moment with Her Majesty the Queen;

Your Majesty, how should I run an efficient government?

Are there any tips you can give me?”

Well,” said the Queen “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”

Key frowned, and then asked,

But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?”

The Queen took a sip of champagne.

Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle………. watch

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom;

Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?”

Tony Blair walked into the room and said,

Yes, your Majesty?”

The Queen smiled and said,

Answer me this, please Tony.

Your mother and father have a child, it is not your brother and it is not your sister.

Who is it?”

Without pausing, Tony Blair answered…

That would be me Ma’am.”

Yes! Very good, thank you Tony, that will be all“, said the Queen.

When Key got back back home to New Zealand he called Bill English to his office and asked him
the same question as the Queen had posed to Tony Blair.

Bill, answer this for me.

Your mother and your father have a child, it’s not your brother and it’s not your sister.

Who is it?”

Rubbing his chin and looking quite awkward, English replied,

Aww geeez boss, that’s a tough one, I’m not too sure,let me get back to you on that one.”

He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.

Frustrated, English went to work out in the Beehive gym and saw Hone Harawira there.

English went up to him and asked,

Hey Hone, see if you can answer this question.”

Shoot!” says Hone.

Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister.

Who is it?”

Quick as a flash (just like Blair) Hone answered,

That’s easy – it’s me!”

English smiled, and said,

Well Done ….. Good answer Hone !”

He hurried back to speak with the Prime Minister.

Hey John, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle, the answer is …. Hone Harawira !”

Key got up, stomped over to English, and angrily yelled into his face,

No, you idiot ! ……. It’s Tony Blair ! “

 

…AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS PRECISELY WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE BEEHIVE.

 

 

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Political cartoon of the Week!

29 June 2014 2 comments

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john key cartoon garrick tremain

 

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A music moment: I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

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Dedicated to certain Labour Party candidates…

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Categories: On A Lighter Note Tags: ,

Key – “I wouldn’t be here…”

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From a TVNZ news report on 27 May;

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Key - I wouldn't be here

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At 1.11, Key remarks, without any hint of irony,

“My mother was Austrian, my father was English. You know, my wife’s parents came from Ireland. So under David Cunliffe, I wouldn’t be here…”

… Nah. Too easy.


 

References

TVNZ News: Pressure on Labour to reveal immigration policy


 

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Kirk

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

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