Green Vandals

The Green party has been caught astro-turfing, their candidate in Hamilton got the sack for lying to a newspaper and now in Epsom they are attacking billboards of John Banks with illegal stickers.

It looks like the Green Party is being advised on electoral law by the Labour party.

Here is a shot I took this afternoon on the corner of Market Road and Great South Road. They have covered John banks’ sign with little green stickers.

A close up shows Green messages, with no authorisation statements in clear breach of electoral law. Not to mention the vandalism of another candidates sign.

 


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  • Anonymous

    All that happens is those stupid post-it notes fall off the hoarding and become litter. Nice job of polluting the place, greentards!

  • Elma Fudd

    WO.. I trust that you will be laying a formal complaint. Looks like an open-and-shut case Mr. Holmes….

  • Anonymous

    But is it the Green Party? It could be Greenpeace people for all one knows.

  • Johnboy

    It just the sort of crap you would expect from the party of childish little prats who like to think they are saving the world. They need to do a lot of growing up before anyone with a brain will support them. Tossers.

  • I hope that’s recycled paper LOL

  • Elma Fudd

    Greenpeace ? Nah.. they are more clever than that.

    Long live the Whales !

  • Stuart

    That wouldn’t be endorsed by the party, and they’re not even official green stickers. Someone with a grudge and some stationary isn’t representative of the Green party

  • I don’t think it was the Green Party, Cameron.

    I drove past a John Banks hoarding similar to this (perhaps it was this one?) near Market Rd this evening about 6.00 …
    It had a bunch of those post-its scattered over it. Standing on the street corner, shouting at cars stopped at the traffic lights (er, like mine) was a very loud ‘enthusiastic’ woman decrying “American corporate culture” in NZ.  She held a hand-drawn ‘poster’ backed with cardboard in her hands with talking points. VERY amateurish presentation.She abused McDonalds — ‘What have they ever given us except obesity and diabetes?’ and expressed disgust that (in her view) the Prime Minister John Key is not standing up to an invasion of what she labeled ‘money-focussed foreign corporate culture’ (or words to that effect). She shouted that NZ’ers are just a walkover.Thankfully the traffic light turned green (ha!) and I drove away from her. It decidedly did NOT look like an official Green Party campaign to me, and I saw no Green branding anywhere. Did you, Cam? Or do you have some other evidence to confirm your ‘lead’ statement?:

    The Green party … now in Epsom they are attacking billboards of John Banks with illegal stickers

    .I don’t see your grounds for making such an allegation.

    – Peter 
    http://www.ThePaepae.com

    • Maybe the words “Go Green” on fair percentage of them, the green stickers???

      • With respect, Cam, that’s a flimsy basis for you to advance such definitive statements and serious allegations against the Green Party … “illegal stickers”, “clear breach of electoral law” and “vandalism”. 

        I could be wrong, but I don’t think your claims have any veracity.
        Do you have anything more concrete?

        Or is this satire? (Sorry, it’s not clear if it is…)- Peter

        • THe stickers are illegal, i need no more evidence of that, they are a cear breach of electoral law in that they are missing an authorisation statement, and it is vandalism as they are on a sign of a competitor.

          • Perhaps I haven’t been sufficiently clear: you have advanced NO solid evidence of the Green Party’s [alleged] involvement in these acts.

            Yet you state they have ‘broken the law’ etc without equivocation. That seems irresponsible.

            – P

      • 6k944827

        I can’t imagine it being a Green Party member. Vandalisim would be contrary to one of oyur four key principles – non violence.

        • Anonymous

          Are you taking the piss? Greenies engage in some of the most voilent forms of protest, vandalise property, and break the law whenever it suits them. All in the name of the greater good of course.

          • Hagues:  “Greenies” doesn’t equal “The Green Party” any more than “Right wingers” = “The National Party”.

            Cameron’s [unproven] allegation is that “The Green Party”…  “is attacking billboards of John Banks with illegal stickers” and “breaching electoral law”. 

            It may well be that the protest was by a Green voter. I don’t know. But that isn’t what Cameron is alleging, is it?

            As for ‘vandalism’ by post-it note … hardly one “of the most voilent (sic) forms of protest” you allege — even *IF* this smear of the Green Party did have a basis in fact.

            – P

          • Anonymous

            FFS Peter learn to read. I’m talking about Greenies in general, and how they are hardly non-violent law abiding citizens as 6k944827 suggests. At no time did I alledge the post it notes were a violent form of protest. Don’t make shit up about my posts thanks. If I had wanted to be more specific to the NZ Green party I would have posted examples of their MPs who had been arrested for non-peaceful protests prior to becoming Green MPs to counter the claim non-violence is a core principle, since they seem think its a badge of honour.

          • Cheers, Hagues. OK, so you were talking about Greenies ‘in general’. Sweet. Or were you demonising…? (Just a thought.) 

            Cameron is being very specific, but hasn’t [so far] produced anything resembling concrete evidence of the Green Party’s involvement, despite his overt allegations of criminal activity.

            I’d be very interested in seeing your ‘examples’ of ‘non-peaceful’ protests … to back up your now-specific claim, if you can be bothered. 

            Otherwise it just looks like you’re joining in on the smear campaign.

            – P

          • HotPiePie

            I don’t recall you providing any ‘ solid evidence ‘ when you repeatedly tried to smear WO claiming that he was paid to take a point of view. I recall you saying that you asked him if he was paid and that he said no so you would just have to accept that which is hardly a ringing endorsement. However your lack of ” solid ‘ evidence did not stop you trying to smear him. Funny how it is ok in your book when you or your hero Trev make accusations without ” solid ” evidence but when WO jumps to a conclusion, that is not OK. Hypocrite your name is Peter.

          • Hi Juana. 
            You say: 

            …you repeatedly tried to smear WO claiming that he was paid to take a point of view. 
            …  However your lack of ” solid ‘ evidence did not stop you trying to smear him.

            Can you point these ‘repeated’ ‘smear’ attempts out to me, please? 
            Because I don’t recall them.

            – Peter

          • Anonymous

            Do you need someone to teach you how to use Google? Sue Bradford arrested so many times she can’t remember how many. Hughes arrested protesting. Hague arrested during unpeaceful protests. How about Russel Norman’s very unpeaceful and undignified protest as a sitting MP when he was scretching and yelling and shoving a flag in someone’s face.

          • Hi Hagues it seems to me you’re shifting goalposts a lot tonight… 

            You’ve gone from “Greenies engage in some of the most voilent (sic) forms of protest, vandalise property, and break the law whenever it suits them.”
            to 
            citing ’81 Springbok tour civil disobedience protests (Hague’s Hamilton pitch invasion with priests, courageous housewives, musicians, students and terrified but principled mums and dads, and my mother-in-law RIP), Sue Bradford’s picket line? placard- waving arrests? and   
            “Russel Norman’s very unpeaceful and undignified protest as a sitting MP when he was scretching and yelling and shoving a flag in someone’s face.”

            Exaggerate much, Hagues?
            Pretty weak sauce. – P

          • Anonymous

            Fuck you are a dick and not even worth engaging with. You accuse me of shifting goal posts, then you attribute my comment about  Greenies engaging in some of the most violent protests to the Green MPs in NZ when my post about local Green MPs was if I was “more specific to the NZ Green party I would have posted examples of
            their MPs who had been arrested for non-peaceful protests prior to
            becoming Green MPs” If you can’t tell the difference between saying some in a wider group do some of the most violent protests and then saying some in a narrower group are non-peaceful then you are even more stupid that I first thought.

          • Hey I’m settling down to watch the rugby.
            Just take a look at the context of your original interjection. Someone said “I can’t imagine that being a Green Party member” and you piped up with ‘Greenies engage in some of most violent protests …’

            I guess we’re not impressed with each other.
            Cheers, – Peter.

  • Anonymous

    I wish someone would have a go at Carol Beaumont’s billboards in Maungakiekie. Her pic has been so highly enhanced that she looks like a blow up doll on botox.Plenty of scope for some humour.

    • Hollyfield

      Blow up doll on botox?  I’ll have to take another look.  My first thought when I saw one of her hoardings was that she’s using a photo of a drag queen.
      Interesting, though, the number of signs she has compared to the neighbouring Mt Roskill electorate.  Her signs must outnumber Phil Goff’s by at least 3 to 1.

  • Chris

    Nah, pictures like that are fair game.  The Greens would’ve been better to have used a sledge hammer though.  Agree the littering wasn’t well thought out.  There were some great defacing of those hideous pictures of Helen Clark.  If they’re funny that’s okay.  These plonkers put themselves out there so should expect it.  Great stuff.

  • John Q Public

    I recall the Arthur Anal amendments in the Ponse back in ’96. So well altered i actually thought that was the guys name.

  • Mattyman1010

    I hear Mana will have a campaign office in Epsom (surprised they can afford it!). I imagine there will be more vandalism as they can’t do any better.

    • Anonymous

      There’s a marae or cultural centre in Clyde St which I am picking that Mana will be using.

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