Anti-violence campaigners are urging Auckland parents to be especially vigilant in the wake of news that “Vote No” campaigner Larry Baldock is planning a referrendum victory party at a secret Auckland hotel. Local supermarkets have reported selling out of wooden spoons, extension cords and lengths of copper piping in the lead up to the event.
Modeled on the recent round-the-clock “Kid’s Can” Telethon event Baldock’s party will reportedly involve 24-hours of boozing for the adults and a celebratory “good humoured beating” for those children in attendance.
Initial reports that Jake-the-Muss was to attend as a guest of honour appear to have been incorrect. Recently appointed Families Commissioner and child-beating advocate Christine Rankin is said to be going instead.