He can always become a press secretary…TVNZ has a lot to answer for. It seems they have become the hatchery for Labour party candidates and mouthpieces…either that or they are actually embedded journalists, who are then brought in from the cold.
Keeping Stock blogs about a little rule problem Labour has in attempting to parachute Shane Taurima into parliament. If Shane Taurima fails at selection I’m not sure how he can credibly continue to work as the host of a current affairs show now that he has shown just how partisan he is…unless it is of course some sort of left wing slanted show…oh wait.
If what Shane Taurima told John Drinnan from the Herald last week is correct, Shane Taurima does not qualify to stand for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti nomination. The NZLP rules of course leave the party with an “out” in that the NZ Council can grant a waiver.
We saw that in the Mana by-election in 2010 when Phil Goff’s press secretary Kris Faafoi suddenly won the Labour nomination for the safe Labour seat ahead of the LEC’s choice, Josie Pagani. The nett result of that decision was that Faafoi turned a 2008 majority of 6155 to a very close contest, only beating off Hekia Parata by 1406 votes, narrowly avoiding a real embarrassment for the party. Read more »
8 Labour MPs accepted corporate box tickets to the RWC from Sky City.
If they’re so evil, why did they accept?
Perhaps they could explain:
Clayton Cosgrove? Read more »
Labour’s noddies have again shown themselves to be complete tools.
In a desperate attempt to be seen to be meeting people, Noddies 1, 2 & 3 decided to pop into Paremoremo prison to visit serial prisoner Arthur Taylor.
Kris Fa’afoi couldn’t find the time to go to the Police College for a graduation, preferring to have a BBQ with David Shearer, and bnow his priorities are to support criminals having a fag.
Three senior Labour MPs are sucking up to a career criminal. Yesterday they went to Paremoremo to visit Arthur Taylor to support his attempts to remove the smoking ban in prisons.
Three Labour MPs have met career criminal Arthur Taylor to discuss his court battle to overturn a prison smoking ban.
Justice spokesman Andrew Little, police and corrections spokesman Kris Faafoi and Darien Fenton, who holds the shadow labour portfolio, visited Paremoremo jail yesterday.
Taylor, 56, has racked up more than 130 convictions, including armed robbery, kidnapping and escaping from prison.
Mr Little said the MPs agreed to visit to discuss Taylor’s legal bid to reverse the smoking ban at the prison.
Judith Collins slammed them with a good set of sledges. Read more »
Recorded crimes are at their lowest for 24 years and crime has fallen in each of the past three years.
That’s good news for everyone – apart from Labour and their buddies.
A warning for crap MPs who are so desperate for attention that they tell lies – only to be quickly found out.
Step forward Kris Faafoi (again), who let cops down by missing a graduation, only to be busted by me for being at a barbecue instead.
This time, the stupid boy put out a release claiming there are major police cuts in the Waikato and dozens of job losses.
But, oh dear. There quickly followed a press release from Waikato cops who put the boot into Fa’afoi saying;
“there are no planned cuts to staffing or service levels…”
“Despite what has been said, the review we are currently undertaking is not about reducing staff numbers, but is about ensuring we have the right structure in place that allows our staff to deliver the right services to the right people in our communities at the right time.”
And the killer blow; Read more »
Chris Trotter has named names in a column in The Taranaki Daily News, and it is brutal:
I’m told there were six of them, and that they hunted as a pack. Their prey?
Delegates who had voted the wrong way.
Moving through the excited crowds at the Ellerslie Conference Centre last November, an angry group of Labour MPs was seen taking dissidents aside and telling them, in no uncertain terms, which way was up.
Leading the pack was Labour’s employment relations spokeswoman, Darien Fenton, and her grim lieutenant, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.
No surprises there. Ms Fenton and Ms Curran were among the caucus members most alarmed by the Labour Party rank-and-files’ sudden outbreak of democratic distemper. The other members of the pack, however, came as a surprise.
I had never thought of Jacinda Ardern, Megan Woods, Kris Faafoi or Phil Twyford as attack dogs, but my sources assure me that they were there – chewing people out. So what?
Such brutal vignettes are the stock-and-trade of party conferences. Certainly “The Pack” was far from being the only example of caucus aggression at the Ellerslie conference.
Fairly specific details…but there is more: Read more »
The Police take their ceremonies very seriously.
Good manners and a bit of decorum are important to them.
Police graduations, especially, are a very big deal to the cops and families of recruits.
So my friends in the cops are not at all happy with Labour’s Police spokesman, Kris Fa’afoi.
He was invited to attend the final police graduation of the year in December at the college in Porirua – in Fa’afoi’s electorate no less - but when the time came his seat on the stage lay empty. No apologies, no excuses, nothing.
The cops didn’t like that at all. So where was the stupid boy, who claims to care so much about the Police? Read more »
2013 has kicked off the same way 2012 finished, with the Labour Party’s promising to borrow and spend more and more taxpayer cash.
Yesterday Labour’s Police spokesman Kris Faafoi faced his very own ‘show me the money’ moment, when he was asked on Newstalk ZB where the cash for his latest set of promises was coming from.