vandalism

Has Scott Simpson been advising Colin Craig?

Looks like it.

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Stories making headlines around the regions today include vandals targeting Colin Craig’s election signs in Tauranga and a Wanganui teenager sentenced to write an essay for drink driving.

Conservative leader¬†Colin Craig’s election signs¬†have become the first casualty of vandalism in the lead up to the election in Tauranga.

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This is why we can’t have nice things

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Is Scott Simpson advising Stuart Nash?

Yet again Stuart Nash gets coverage of his signs being vandalised, exactly as my oldest friend in parliament, Scott Simpson, teaches all up and coming politicians.

Nash appears to be playing the Simpson game to perfection.

Labour’s candidate for Napier, Stuart Nash, who has is firmly against amalgamation, says his ‘No to Amalgamation’ signs have been attacked a fourth time by vandals.

Mr Nash said campaign volunteers have repaired several signs around the city after vandals applied large adhesive vinyl stickers to the signs, altering the anti-amalgamation message to “Yes to Amalgamation”. This follows vandalism incidents on the same signs in February and April.

Mr Nash says the repeated “sophisticated attacks” are a bad look for the pro-Amalgamation lobby in Napier.

“First the vandals attacked the signs with red spray paint. Then they cut out part of the message and returned again to paste another message over our signs. Now, they’ve gone to the trouble of designing,printing and applying large vinyl adhesive stickers – the kind used on motor vehicles. These are sophisticated, determined attacks and not random acts. It’s hard to believe these attacks aren’t being coordinated by people involved in the pro-amalgamation lobby,” he said.

“I strongly urge the board of A Better Hawke’s Bay and other pro-amalgamation groups to publicly condemn these actions and advise their supporters not to partake in this kind of destructive, illegal activity.

“The irony is these attacks just give more oxygen to the amalgamation issue and the opposition to amalgamation. Sign vandalism as a means of activism is a hallmark of the political amateur, ” Mr Nash said.

 

- Hawkes Bay Today

Creepy Wikipedia vandal and stalker gets banned and cries to media about it

Stuff reports:

Justice Minister Judith Collins’ office has become embroiled in a Wikipedia war with ministry critic Roger Brooking.

Brooking is an outspoken critic of Collins and the Justice Ministry and was a prolific Wikipedia editor – now banned – under the username Offender9000.

Writing on his blog at the weekend Brooking said his entries had been slashed from lengthy articles to stubs of little more than a few hundred words.

He voiced concerns that Collins or her staff were behind the edits though admitted to Fairfax Media he had no proof.

A spokesperson for Collins admits to making minor changes but said they were up-front about who they were – claims backed up by Wikipedia logs and supported by a Wikipedia editor. ¬† Read more »

Policy Launch

Shearer will be stoked that he’s cost all KiwiSavers a fortune on the sharemarket today…

Policy Fuck Up

 

The share price of the country’s largest listed electricity generator-retailer, Contact Energy, has taken a 3 percent knock after the joint announcement by the Labour and Green parties of a radical rewind from electricity reforms of the last 25 years.

If sustained, that indicates the Labour-Green policy is the latest of a string of political decisions and commercial circumstances that can be expected to drive down the issue price of shares in the partial privatisation of Mighty River Power.

“The risk premium for investment in New Zealand would go through the roof,” says one investment banker, who declined to be named.

Today Last Year ‚Äď Dec 8 2011

The blog had a look at the sanctimony of the Green Party a year ago.  Have the Greens managed to keep their public noses clear since then?  Is this because they stopped being silly, or are they better at not getting caught?  Let us know in the comments.

At the last election the innocent Greens claimed that a senior staffer never told them about the secret tape sting ‘at first’.

At this election Russel Norman wants us to believe a staffer in his inner circle never told anyone about a sophisticated and co-ordinated attack by Green activists on National billboards.

She’s back in his office.

Break out the Tui.

Russel might think this is over.  It is not.

Coincidence?

At the last election the innocent Greens claimed that a senior staffer never told them about the secret tape sting ‘at first’.

At this election Russel Norman wants us to believe a staffer in his inner circle never told anyone about a sophisticated and co-ordinated attack by Green activists on National billboards.

She’s back in his office.

Break out the Tui.

Russel might think this is over.  It is not.

Oh come on!

The partner of the Green vandal who orchestrated and coordinated the vandalism of more than 700 National party signs has been cleared to go back to work in the Greens parliamentary office.

The partner of a man responsible for organising vandalism of National Party hoardings during the election campaign has been cleared to return to work for the Green Party.

Anne Heins, executive assistant to Greens co-leader Russel Norman, was last month stood down from her job after it was revealed her partner, Jolyon White, had led a systematic campaign to deface 700 National billboards.

White immediately gave up his Green Party membership when the incident emerged and Green co-leader Russel Norman said there would be an investigation in to any involvement by Heins.

Today, the party said Heins had been investigated by Parliamentary Services, which had decided no disciplinary action was needed. Heins had returned to work as Norman’s EA after two and a half weeks of leave with pay.

“The details of the investigation are an employment issue and as such will not be discussed further,” the party said in a statement.

Parliamentary Services has shown itself to be a toothless bunch of numpties yet again. Classic Sgt. Schultz behaviour going on here.

So who was that woman on he back of the motorbike in Christchurch then?

Penny Bright – Sign Vandal

via the tipline

Here is a snap of the bat shit crazy Penny Bright vandalising a sign in Epsom. National should send the her a bill for her vandalism. the only bonus is the mad bint doesn’t have the dead cat on her head.

UPDATE: There is a Facebook Page skiting about her exploits. How stupid can one be?

Does anyone know who this is?

This is in the same Huia Road sign location as I posted the other day. The shots were taken at 2:00am, I have been sent many more shots but these are the best ones.

This time the vandal took the whole sign. The sign had only been replaced at 5pm that night.

The man is wearing a distinctive leather jacket. Any information please forward to the tipline.