January 2011

Random Impertinent Questions

Does this mean he will stop rooting stenographers or is it just booze he is swearing off?

Does Shane Jones think this will help Labour’s relations with the Maori party?

Should we have a Public Servant Tax? One where the rate goes up if they are desk jockeys with job security.

Is there a Client 9 in New Zealand?

Is shouting domestic violence?

Has Global Warming taken another one in the chook?

Given they both dye their hair, should Phil Goff start using Maggie’s photographer too?

Isn’t the Aussie republican debate getting real classy?

‘The Barmy Army taunts you [Australians] by singing to the tune of Yellow Submarine, “Your next queen is Camilla Parker Bowles”.

‘The Australian republican movement could do worse than sign the Barmy Army and its song book to provide the soundtrack to their next campaign for change.

Cossack dancers set to Run DMC

via Boing Boing

It seems the ‘dance off’ was not invented on the streets of modern-day Brooklyn. Here are some Russian Cossack dancers breaking out some amazing freestyle moves in 1941.

Cossack (or Hopak) dancing originated in southern Russian and Ukranian military communities. The general plan was to have a battle, win, then return and have a big dance off with all your comrades. The party was male-only, of course, and often involved pantomime style re-enactments of battlefield moments, with sabres et al.

Those not content with just re-enacting the battle could look into Combat Hopak, a modern day martial art derived from this dancing.


Right handed or Left handed?

This is a psychology test page. It has been completed by someone I know. The test was supposedly conducted by Dr Ralf Schnabel, the same psychologist who tested me on behalf of Fidelity Life.

Without telling readers anymore I want to know what you think about the handwritten answers. Were they completed by a right handed person or a left handed person and you reasons why you think this is the case. I don’t care about the answers themselves simply the pen marks. Were they created by a right handed person or a left handed person?

Right Handed or Left Handed?

Len Brown accomplishment #55

Here’s another one for Len Brown’s list of 100 things in 100 days. (Where is the list BTW?)

Number 55: Removal of Jami-lee Ross from Auckland Council

As is usual Len Brown will claim success for the accomplishments of others.

Pearl Going returns, up to her old tricks

Regular readers will know all about Pearl Going, aka Sian Pearl Going, aka Sia-Pearl Going. Just to recap here is a list her claimed fame:

  • Speaks Ara­bic, French and Span­ish but can barely type in English
  • Has a BSc from Otago. (They have no record)
  • she also says she has no degree
  • Says she went to Senior Col­lege (They have no record)
  • Says she went to Oxford Uni­ver­sity in 2006 where she stud­ied Human Sci­ences, Pol­i­tics and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions at New Col­lege. She says she stud­ied med­i­cine for two and a half years at Oxford. (I have a let­ter from Oxford say­ing she never, ever enrolled)
  • also AUT in 2002 where she stud­ied Human Sciences
  • also Can­ter­bury in 2005 where she stud­ied inter­na­tional studies
  • she says she has a pilot’s licence but won’t say where from.
  • Says she last flew up north but will give no details.
  • Says her “Clean” jeans are made in NZ She wont say where. She says they are sold at a store in LA She wont say where. She also says they are sold a “best seller” in Barneys
  • She says she sourced the red silk for Natalie Portman’s dress for Zac Posen,
  • She says she was engaged to  Leon Roth­schild and that he slashed his wrists at the end of last year when she broke off with him.
  • She says she is a friend of NY socialite Tins­ley Mortimer.
  • Says she is mates with Marc Jacobs and was his fab­ric buyer and that she was Zac Posen’s muse.
  • When asked if the Tins­ley Mor­timer quote on her Face­book was about her and she went all coy and smiled.
  • She says she was in Brazil doing char­ity work and saved lives in a plane crash which she was in.
  • She has sib­lings by dif­fer­ent fathers. The sib­lings are part maori
  • She says 2 weeks before her 16th birth­day she was drugged and raped by [removed by request of per­son con­cern] who abused her for six hours and then left her body in a dump­ster. [per­son’ name deleted as per request] is a pilot now liv­ing in the UK. I am told he is a very very decent and good young guy.
  • She says she has breast cancer
  • She says her mother has can­cer of the colon and is going into hospital.
  • She says her father is an alco­holic because of what hap­pened to “his lit­tle girl”.
  • She says she sup­ports orphan­ages in Burma, Fiji and Sierra Leone but will give no details. She pic­tures of her­self with Thai kids.
  • She says she worked for Fair­Trade and Amnesty.
  • She says she has spent 71 days in NZ in 2008 and maybe 6 months in NY in 2007 but she is in and out a lot so no specifics.
  • The Clean Green Air com­pany doesn’t google.
  • She did used to work for Pow­er­call as a telemarketer
  • Her mum’s name is Max­ine 021 18X XXXX. She is a mas­sage ther­a­pist and cleaner
  • She applied for a job at Fair­Trade with a steth­escope hang­ing out of her bag and wear­ing scrubs. and she got job with forged refs from Oxford that said she was the bright­est stu­dent they had seen.
  • Says she is  23 and 28
  • Says she lives off a Trust Fund
  • Says she dated Peter Hujlich but threw a glass of wine on him when he called Peter Stew­art a pae­dophile. (He denies even know­ing Peter Stewart, he also denies ever having a relationship with the mad bitch)
  • Has a hand­bag label using pleather — which is sup­pos­edly eco-friendly leather but which is actu­ally plastic
  • Was a pilot in Brazil, saved every­one in a crash with her med­ical degree
  • Grew up on a farm in South­land next to the Stew­arts, Pieter is her mum’s best friend also that she grew up in Tutakaka in a hippy family
  • Worked for the UN for years
  • Has been offered a job by Kate Sylvester after know­ing her ten minutes
  • Been on a yacht with Richard Bran­son, who is her “friend” watch­ing the moon rise

Since I made that list she went on to try and scam the Auckland fashion scene which Isaac Likes mocked beautifully.

Alarmingly she has continued on her fraudulent ways and the story I am about to tell you shows she cares not a jot for anyone but herself.

Pearl Going is currently scamming her way around the South Island pretending she is a travel writer and conning stays in luxury accommodation. I know this because one proprietor of such and establishment sat and listened to her crap for hours and grew suspicious that such a waif could have achieved all she said she had. As Sian-Pearl, the name she is currently using went off to bed the owner of the lodge sat down in front of her computer and googled Pearl Going. The rat that was a bit whiffy just got very smelly indeed.

The lodge that Pearl had managed to stay at is Kaimata on the Otago Peninsula. I spoke with co-owner Rachel about the strange visitation of Pearl Going. She was alarmed at what she discovered and so put an end to what she thought was likely to be an expensive guest given her propensity to stay places and not pay. I have also been provided with the extensive emails between Kaimata and Pearl’s alleged personal assistant Julie Malcolm. It is the opinion of Rachel at Kaimata and also of this blogger that Julie doesn’t exist and is in fact Pearl going running her usual scam of pretending to have extensive staff. From the emails I also now know her latest “company” incarnation which she is using to pass herself as credible to the un-suspecting luxury accomodation providers.

Pearl Going is a fraud, she needs to be stopped and it is smart thinking people like Rachel at Kaimata that will help shut her down.

Rachel from Kaimata tells the story in her email to me:

I took a booking (extending our industry rate) from an agent Julie Malcolm of A+P Media a couple of weeks ago, representing ‘a big’ travel writer & publisist, wanting to stay etc etc. (I had googled A+P media and got a news site which I assumed this big wig maybe attached to). She was confirmed to stay with us for one night last night, and then St Clair beach resort tonight – this hasn’t happened. – sh’es currently at the Mercure in the city.

After finding out Julie Malcolm’s special client’s name on the day of her arrival, Sian Pearl arrived yesterday afternnon around 3pm. Her conversation (inapproriate name dropping for a person at her level, was telling blatant lies about surfing – Kyle is known and active in NZ surf industry circles and many more tales), and her behaviour (no interest in our product!, drunk lots of wine, 3 cheeseboards before dinner as well as a 3-course dinner …….), no business card, – just thought things were too wrong and googled her.

Lo and behold – you and isaac likes, her own IT girl site ….

Anyway I thought right, will give this Julie a call – rang her at 11.30 last nite – who answered Julie’s phone – Pearl of course – who promptly explained they had swapped phones because our website said we have no internet access so she took the blackberry .. ….

We called the police last night, and had our local police on standby this morning after being advised by Julie (by email) that Pearl would be leaving immediately after our mistreatment –
Pearl paid – wasn’t going to let her go without paying, she knew she had been busted and was gone by 9am this morning –

You might be amused by correspondence with “julie” to follow

The end of story?
She indictaed she won’t be writing anything good about Kaimata –
She didnt pay the taxi company she had jacked up to take her around Dunedin
I rang St Clair Beach Resort and they turned her away after also consulting with the police.
I laid a formal complaint with the police.
I am not bothering to reply to Pearl’s last email.

Amongst the many claims that Pearl made during her bizarre stay with the lovely people at Kaimata was that she was Manu Bennett‘s (Crixus in Spartacus)publicist.

From the emails I have been provided we find out:

Pearl is one of the founding partners of New York based AP Group which is what AP Media and AP Brand fall under. She is not my direct boss but is actually the boss of my
boss. I’m sure company records if you look them up will state her as a Director.

Please see this article it is one of the first things that come up in my browser when I search us:

This was published in a Fairfax NZ newspaper, they are hardly going to right that if the company does not exist.

Oh so now we have a supposedly New York company called AP Group. The logos and rubbish confidentiality statements on the email also used the following company names and brands:

  • A P Group Holdings Ltd
  • A+P Brand
  • A+P Media

None of those google, at all. The Companies office does show an AP Group Holdings Limited that strangely is registered to a Sian Pearl Going in Whangarei, which is awful far from New York. At the bottom of each email there are telephone numbers EUR: +44 7 936 381 039 | USA: +1 212 502 965
420 | UAE: +971 507 592 011. I also have obtained Pearl’s mobile number 021 1247011. I don’t get any answer from some of those phones now.

The Europe number doesn’t connect, neither does the US number, I got someone to answer the UAE number but they never speak. So much for a global organisation representing talent like Manu Bennett.

I have been unable to get hold of Manu Bennett to ascertain whether this loopy cow is actually his publicist but given that every thing else about the woman is a living lie I suspect this is too.

But Pearl is ever so important. Her “Brand Assistant” writes:

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for the chat today, we have a writer in Dunedin for two nights on the 25th and 26th of Jan. We would like her to spend one of these nights out at Kaimata if you have space available.

She will spend her other night in Dunedin at somewhere in the city, she has the brief to write about Dunedin in travel terms for the world cup. Typically the media outlets we work with are high end so it has been a struggle to find places down there that are suitable to be profiled and we have heard Kaimata fits the bill. This will most likely be placed with London media outlets.

If you can please advise if you have a room available on either of these nights that would be superb, we have no issue with paying for the room etc.

Thank you in advance, you can reach me on my NZ number 021 749 725 should you need to.


Julie Malcolm

As we already know from Rachel’s email above there is no Julie Malcolm, just Pearl with two phones and definitely two personalities. She is sending emails prepping the mark, touting that she is a travel writer and getting the hopes of these folk who have put their heart and soul into developing their businesses up that they will get some much needed attention during the world wide recession.

As is usual with Pearl Going, when she is tumbled, in this case by an incredulous Rachel from Kaimata she goes all legal and threatening. When Rachel rumbled her plan to scalp them this is the chain of emails that followed:

From: <[email protected]>
To: “Kaimata Retreat”
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: 25th or 26th of Jan kaimata

I don’t know what is going on down there but I have just received a call from Sian and she has completely let fire on me.
She has said that she received a call from you at 11:30pm tonight while she was sleeping looking for me. I switched out ph’s with her at the
airport as her blackberry can not be out of service due to her line of work.

I don’t really understand what is going on or why you would call my number at this hour of the night? As you can understand she is fairly

As you can also understand it makes me look very bad as I arranged for her to come there so Kaimata could be included in pre world cup pieces we are pitching and checked out for future client stays. She also ripped me up saying you had something to sort with me? I’m not entirely sure what that is.

What ever has happened between now and 7 o’clock ish when she sent me an email asking me to recommend your establishment to Joanna Bourke at Mollies Hotel and also confirm with Karin Horen (the wife of our client Manu Bennett) dates to book on her behalf has changed to “Julie, I’m feeling very uneasy with the energy here, the call was bizarre. I want to leave asap. Sort it out”. Thank god her partner had rugby training and didn’t come with her or this could have been more of catastrophe than it seems now.

This is a serious situation there are hours of business people operate under on a Tuesday. I don’t really know what else to say, can you please advise me of a total invoice to pay as it is most likely she will be leaving early in the morning. What the hell I’m supposed to do about already mentioning you to Joanna and sending Karin the contact details I don’t actually know.

I will try calling tomorrow mid morning after my morning phone ins with the UK.

No use calling the UK Julie or is that Pearl, the number doesn’t work. Meanwhile Rachel responds calling out, in a polite manner her bullshit. The response is an even longer rambling concotion of bullshit sent by the ever desperate Pearl holed up in the room with her …or is it Julies..Blackberry.

From: <[email protected]>
To: “Kaimata Retreat”
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: 25th or 26th of Jan kaimata

After a very interesting conversation with St Clair beach resort and a ph call to our advisers I have been advised to only communicate with you via written form.

I feel you are somewhat untrustworthy with your response below as it differs from the claims you made to Pearl calling me unprofessional and claiming that I threatened you with her rugby player boyfriend.

To clarify I was simply pointing out how terrible the situation was and stating that it could of been a lot worse if her partner was there (I meant for myself) it would of meant not only a screw up infront of her but also a screw up in front of one of NZ’s premier sportsman who I have the greatest respect for.

I am currently consulting a lawyer who is looking over my email at this moment.

Possibly there has been some misunderstanding on your behalf as to who I am in this company and what role I actually play. Pearl is one of the founding partners of New York based AP Group which is what AP Media and AP Brand fall under. She is not my direct boss but is actually the boss of my boss. I’m sure company records if you look them up will state her as a Director.

Please see this article it is one of the first things that come up in my browser when I search us:

This was published in a Fairfax NZ newspaper, they are hardly going to right that if the company does not exist.

I find how you have treated Pearl very saddening. You see as I am sure Joanna will tell you, Pearl is one of the best allies to have in this
business. While I am aware that bloggers and tabloids papers are vocal in their dislike it is only because she is very good at her job as our chief publicist.

As she is a publicist by trade I would have thought you would be aware that she would probably write under pseudonym for her travel writing, surely you must know this is not uncommon?

What you have said to St Clair beach resort and how you are attempting to paint the situation is bordering on defamation. It is also irresponsible.

Rachel can you honestly expect me to send our clients your way after this? Do you know how important Pearl is to not only this company but our clients? To have treated her that way is completely unacceptable. For Kyle to say to the woman who pays my wages when she stated a call at that hour was not acceptable “What business is it of yours? We can call Julie when we like, that is between her and us”.

I see below that you are attempting to validate your actions by stating we are a media company it must be ok to call me at any hour. To answer you on that one, If I were a publicist – yes ok in an emergency please do call between the hours of 11pm and midnight. I am not a publicist I am a brand manager, meaning I work in the corporate world between the hours of 8am – 6pm at the latest.

The saddest part about this is given the type of person she is if you had spoken to her directly this morning and asked about what other pieces she had written she probably would have pulled them up on an ipad for you to look at.

This doesn’t just go away because you call people up and tell god only knows what story. This will go further and it already has, can I suggest at some point you actually front up with an apology about your misunderstanding?

Further more you charged her for been there only 14hrs or so, you treated her like a criminal, you ignored my request for an invoice on two
occasions this morning.

On my last note in your situation first rule of business is: Customer is always right. You don’t deserve to be a qualmark 4+ star rating.

I am sure you will hear from our lawyer with a cease and desist notice at their nearest availability.



Oh dear, Julie…or is that Pearl…is having a right little rant isn’t she. Threatening lawyers and bad reputations and the like, yet not a single link or contact detail anywhere. Except to some specious paid advertorial in an obscure part of Stuff.

If Pearl even pays her lawyers, it will be a drop kick like she used on me and that was real successful NOT. I don’t think the good folk at Kaimata have anything to fear from this little fraudster. If she thinks that what Rachel and kyle did in tossing her sorry lying arse from their place borders on defamation then this post definitely is and I welcome her to try and sue me so we can settle once and for all the sad truth about Pearl Going and her life of a fantasy.

Pearl Going is a menace, she must be stopped. She was run out of Auckland by me and by Isaac Likes, now it is time to run her out of the South Island. Accommodation providers need to be aware of her activities, and her background. Hopefully the Police will track this little cow down and sort her out pronto.

An email from Marlene

Marlene Campbell is one of the main protagonists behind the NZ Prinicpals Federation opposition to National Standards. She is the same Marlene Campbell that compared Anne Tolley to Hitler. And the same Marlene Campbell who is a principal in charge of a school teaching children.

Now she is upset with Karen Sewell, the Secretary of Education and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and is sending out expletive filled emails about her. (see below)

Marlene Campbell - Nuts off about Karen Sewell - Secretary of EducationI am seriously struggling to find a reason why this woman should be in charge of any child’s education.

Action Movies the Indian way

Words do not describe this action scene from Indian movie Endhiran

from Wikipedia

After nearly a decade of pre-production work, the film was shot over two years beginning in 2008. Produced by Kalanithi Maran, it became India’s most expensive film. Upon release, it also made the largest worldwide opening for an Indian film. The film’s background score and soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman, which released as an album on 31 July 2010. The film released worldwide on 1 October 2010, along with its dubbed versions: Robot in Hindi and Robo in Telugu. Upon release, it enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success across the globe, collecting an unprecedented Indian Rupee ₹62 crore in the opening weekend, becoming the highest-grossing Tamil film and the highest-grossing Indian film of all time.


Friday Firepower – Badass Lego Guns

Lessons from the Botany Selection

As this blog has predicted, the 60 delegates in Botany made a sensible decision about their candidate, and the likely MP for Botany. Jami-Lee Ross is a proven local body politician with a great work ethic and good fiscal conservative values. He will be a valuable long term addition to the National Party.

National are undergoing selection processes in Northland, Rodney, North Shore and Coromandel where incumbents have stood down. Word is that Tamaki will also see a contested selection if the incumbent does not retire gracefully.

Candidates should think about what happened in Botany and think about what it means for them.

  • Candidates who have proven themselves in a local community are preferred over all others.
  • Celebrity candidates do not wow grizzled old veterans of the National Party, they have to win on merit not celebrity.
  • Negative campaigning never works in selection, nor does spreading malicious and untrue rumours.
    • Self-styled Regional Power Brokers who spread rumours get found out rapidly and this reflects badly on their candidate. It also means they are going to be invited to stay away from the electorate in question forever, and it is hard to broker power when an MP refuses to talk to you because you are two faced, lying scumbag who should be taken out the back and shown the error of their ways.
  • Candidates need to carefully select advisors who are not nasty, negative manipulative losers or bat shit mad. Advisors should be discrete, remain behind the scenes and should have sound endorsements from more than one successful candidate. Reference check carefully.
  • The National Party do not rig selections. Mainly because HQ is really just an admin office and not political, and the President is too useless to rig anything.
  • The PM or Caucus do not support any candidate. So forget spreading that rumour, as you will be ridiculed on this blog and forced to retract your alleged endorsement.
  • Never f*ck with the Whale. EVER. I hear everything and will not be cowed by HQ tosspots. I will speak the truth. I will not be silenced.

More left-wing hypocrisy

Labour lickspittle apologist and funder Selwyn Pellett is being lauded by Labour as a person to be listened to on the issue of National opening up SOEs for investment.

Would this be the same Selwyn Pellett who doesn’t want NZ owned companies to avail themselves of foreign capital but is quite happy to have his own companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to avail himself of a good chunk of foreign capital for himself and his companies.

If it is the same Selwyn Pellett he is also a willing recipient of corporate welfare in the form of grants of over NZ$6.5 million even though his company reported revenues of over US$30 million in 2009 and again in 2010.

Is it the same Selwyn Pellet whose companies have major shareholders such as:

Yes it would be Selwyn Pellett, hypocrite, who wants to ham-string Kiwi investors and all the while he seeks foreign capital for his own companies from multi-national fund managers. He can have UK pension funds and American pension funds invest in his companies but doesn’t want New Zealand Kiwisaver fund managers to be able to invest in good solid Kiwi infrastructure or technology companies, he wants those investment funds for his own multi-million dollar companies.

The man is a class A pinko hypocrite.