So after weeks of hoarding vandalism going unnoticed by the main stream media, mostly because those affected were mostly coloured blue, the NZ Herald has suddenly found the right angle on the story
As some MPs take steps to counter the vandalism of their campaign billboards, Labour’s Jacinda Ardern has taken quite a different direction.
The Auckland Central candidate was spotted defacing her own election sign.
The MP posted a picture of the sign – when it just had the eye cut out – on social media on August 9, with the words “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”
After receiving suggestions the sign would be improved with a pirate theme, Ms Ardern obliged with a marker pen. She added lines to transform the missing eye into an eye patch.
“I’m just waiting for my parrot now,” she said yesterday.
“When it just had the eye missing it looked a little bit creepy. I certainly don’t condone [vandalising signs] but when you’re in politics it does happen from time to time and you roll with it. Sometimes it’s good to make light of it.”
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