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Andrew Little well received in Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 2nd, 2017 - 51 comments
Categories: Andrew Little, labour - Tags: , ,

From the Otago Daily Times:

Labour’s Dunedin digital plan welcomed

Business and civic leaders were unanimous in their praise for Labour’s ambitious plans to create a multimillion-dollar centre of digital excellence in Dunedin. …

It was an excellent meeting. Little spoke well to a large, enthusiastic crowd, with plenty of applause and a standing ovation.

Details of the policy announcement were discussed here yesterday, and it is also well worth reading the full piece in the ODT:

Labour leader Andrew Little speaks to more than 400 people in a packed Hutton Theatre in Dunedin last night. The audience was a range of ages. It was believed to be one of the largest political meetings held in Dunedin for many years and the largest Labour Party meeting since former prime minister Helen Clark was in office. Photo: Peter McIntosh

51 comments on “Andrew Little well received in Dunedin ”

  1. Brutus Iscariot 1

    “The audience was a range of ages”

    Doesn’t look like it! Winston had better watch out.

  2. Sigh 2

    Oldies sat up front.

  3. roy cartland 3

    Great, but Dunedin (as was Wellington) was a tiny red/green island in a sea of blue last elec, that’s expected. Hope he can make a dent elsewhere.

    • weka 3.1

      True, but increasing the party vote in those Dndn Labour electorates is a good idea too.

      • Michael 3.1.1

        Winning back the Party Vote in the two Dunedin electorates would be a good start. Somehow, I don’t think throwing $10m at computer games will cut it.

        • McFlock 3.1.1.1

          thanks for your concern

        • weka 3.1.1.2

          “Winning back the Party Vote in the two Dunedin electorates would be a good start. Somehow, I don’t think throwing $10m at computer games will cut it.”

          I know, it’s a real shame that this Digital Plan is the only thing that Labour have done in the past year and is the only thing they’re doing this year. If only they had other policy and initiatives. Or were going to run an election campaign. Or would work constructively with the Greens as potential coalition partners.

          • Michael 3.1.1.2.1

            Weka – you may well be correct that Labour’s computer games announcement is all they’ll do for Dunedin this year. While I’d like to hope Labour will do the other things you call for, bitter experience teaches me that none of them are likely.

            • weka 3.1.1.2.1.1

              ok, fair enough. I live in rural Otago, so the idea that a political party would do something specific for an area multiple times in a year doesn’t seem very real to me (I was thinking about Labour’s attention to the country as a whole and how that affects the regions). How does Labour compare to National, NZF, the Greens?

  4. Red 4

    Are you sure meeting was not at a retirement home or a forced day out By look of photo and audience I suggest many would have thought a digital plan is a medical procedure or policy 😀

  5. Andre 5

    That crowd photo’s good for a game of “where’s CV?”

  6. Heather Grimwood 6

    Sorry I’m so late in the day. Carolyn_nth at 4.2 is quite right. Because seating was stressed owing to large attendance, the young were asked to relinquish theirs and stand. Trolls above should have had insight to see that.
    It was indeed an impressive turnout to hear an impressive speech.

  7. Heather Grimwood 7

    My pleasure Jenny and Leftie.

  8. timeforacupoftea 8

    Labour leader Andrew Little was in Dunedin yesterday to launch the centre, called ”Code”, which would have $10 million spent on it over the next 10 years.

    Same old faces I have seen for years and years at labour party meeting in Dunedin.

    We always laugh about our luck in Dunedin, when National is in power Dunedin does very well but when labour is in power the city dies.
    Perhaps this time it will change, thank you Mr Little but again a measly $10 million over 10 years is pathetic.

    Labour leader Andrew Little was in Dunedin yesterday to launch the centre, called ”Code”, which would have $10 million spent on it over the next 10 years.

    • r0b 8.1

      when National is in power Dunedin does very well but when labour is in power the city dies.

      Tell it to the workers of Hillside Workshops.

      Oh wait you can’t – all gone.

  9. timeforacupoftea 9

    YES r0b – so sad about the Hillside worshop workers for sure.
    I guess they are busy now building the multi million dollar cycle lanes all over our city, if not they will be honing there skills on building computer games for the massive amount of dosh coming there way September 2017

  10. Whispering Kate 10

    Jesus the way the trolls have been squealing over the many posts these days methinks they are getting scared stiff and protesting too much – I have to give it to them they are true attack dogs in the employ of their masters and obediently doing as their told. They pollute these pages but hey we are staunch and can live with it even if it gets a bit tiring having to flick them off like pesky flies.

    • greywarshark 10.1

      ‘like pesky flies’. Yes just like. There is a type of fly that comes at you with a whine of its wings and practically butts you in the head. Very aggressive, goes away when you shake your head but often has another go. Possibly the ones that give ‘fly strike’ in sheep which end up carrying their maggots! That’s how I feel about the deadhead trolls that get attracted to this site.

  11. The Real Matthew 11

    Yep all ages

    78, 79, 82, 87, 85 77, 83……

  12. Hanswurst 12

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see Labour getting a good reception. However, I’m a little confused by the posts like this that go out under “notices and features”. Editorialised with comments from a personal perspective and a positive headline packing all the informative power of “Cop Looks at Punk in Funny Way”, surely they should have a poster’s handle attached to them?

    • r0b 12.1

      If you need to know, I posted this one.

      It’s a fine line re notices and features. If the content is mainly quoted from elsewhere, as in this case, it’s usually notices (don’t want to claim credit for others’ work). If there is sufficient personal input or opinion, then it is signed by author. This one was a borderline for me, but it fell slightly to the notices side.

  13. saveNZ 13

    Who cares if they are old? At least they will bother to vote!

  14. Stunned Mullet 14

    Stop the press…. Labour leader well received by Labour supporters in Labour heartland says Labour member….

    In other news National Leader receives standing ovation from federated farmers and delivers greatest speech of our times reports Conor English…

    • Leftie 14.1

      Caretaker Bill “delivers greatest speech of our times” says Bill English’s brother. ROFL yeah, right.

  15. Tarquin 15

    It would appear the missing million have been found, stacked away in a Dunedin rest home.

    • McFlock 15.1

      We’re all just waiting for the government to announce a bold new regional development fund of $160million over ten years, to go alongside their police numbers announcement and housing policies…

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