Posts Tagged ‘kerry prendergast’

Jobs for their mates

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, October 15th, 2010 - 35 comments

So John Key was unusually forthcoming to a question this morning – he was very keen to give poor Kerry Prendergast a job.

Key knows how hard his government has made it to get a job, so he’s eager to help her out.

Celia seizes victory

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 pm, October 13th, 2010 - 40 comments

Congratulations to Celia Wade-Brown, Wellington’s new Green mayor. Apart from the understandable exception of Christchurch, we’ve seen a Leftwing landslide across the main centres and in many of the provincial councils too. The people have voted for community, democracy, and sustainability, and against corporate cronyism. See ya Kerry.

Prendergast doesn’t get it

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, October 13th, 2010 - 39 comments

According to Kerry Prendergast, STV may cost her election as mayor of Wellington, and therefore it is undemocratic.  Good doublethink there Kerry.

UPDATE: Prendergast really doesn’t get it – Celia is Mayor!… Lost by 176 votes.

Wade-Brown with a chance to beat Prendergast

Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, October 4th, 2010 - 12 comments

Everyone had pretty much assumed that Kerry Prendergast was a sure thing to win another term as Wellington’s mayor. But a Dompost poll shows Celia Wade-Brown is in the hunt. With a small gap and low turn-out every vote matters – so cast yours for Wade-Brown today.

Who is paying for Wellywood ads?

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 23rd, 2010 - 4 comments

I wonder who is paying for this ad pleading for people to join the pro-Wellywood Facebook group. The pro-Wellywood group has the bland artificial feel of a piece of astro-turfing, probably from Prendergast or the airport judging by the content. And it stands to reason that the ad is paid for by the creators. Is ratepayer money being used to try to get people to join a Facebook group?


Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, March 15th, 2010 - 32 comments

First it was the Wellywood sign, now it’s a statue of a guy standing in a giant pile of manure while holding aloft a golden testicle.

And you thought the only Mayor who delighted it making their constituency look stupid was Tim Shadbolt.

Save Radio NZ dethrones Key

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, March 12th, 2010 - 14 comments

Who would have thought that a Facebook group advocating to keep Radio NZ funded and commercial-free would overtake Prime Minister John Key’s fan group for number of members? Well, yesterday at 9.30, just over three weeks since it was founded, the Save Radio New Zealand group reached 18,973 members, passing Key’s 18,972. That gives a […]

A sign of how corporates think

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 11th, 2010 - 20 comments

The more I think about the ‘Wellywood’ sign the angrier I get. Who does Wellington Airport think they are imposing this monstrosity on the people of Wellington without any consultation? It’s just another example of the corporate mentality in this country – a subtle blend of arrogance and idiocy.

Wellywood? Welly-hick, more like

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, March 9th, 2010 - 52 comments

Wellingtonians like to think of themselves as more sophisticated than their rural brethren.

But sometimes they come out with something that shows just what a bunch of hicks they are.

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