Helping Grant out, Ctd

Yesterday I blogged about Grant Robertson’s site garnering ideas for the improvement of Wellington.

Grant Robertson is Deputy Leader of the Labour party and he hasn’t got a single logo anywhere and never mentions Labour — how is that for faith in the new leadership/party?

The site also doesn’t have a parliamentary crest on it, suggesting that Grant has paid for this himself…it can;t be Labour that paid for it because there isn’t any Labour logos.

However his parliamentary staffer has designed the site:

Grant Robertson  Thanks Scott, it was designed by the fabulously talented Kurt Sharpe.

And registered it to his home address:

registrant_contact_name: Kurt Sharpe
registrant_contact_address1: ** H***** St
registrant_contact_city: Wellington
registrant_contact_province: Wellington
registrant_contact_postalcode: 6012
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 27 622****
registrant_contact_fax: +64 27 622****

registrant_contact_email: [email protected]

His electorate office is the contact – yet there’s no hint of who paid for it….though with the involvement of his staff member it is looking like we won’t be troubling the a rocket scientist with the figuring out.

The site also appears to be hosted offshore…clearly Grant Robertson doesn’t think much of Buy NZ Made when it comes to public advocacy.

He is also harvesting email addresses and phone numbers yet there is no open declaration of what they will be used for.  Remember he was busted for dubious privacy behaviour with his sevens petition – this looks like exactly the same thing.

Some things never change with the Labour party.


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  • Whafe

    Labour obviously think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

    Wouldn’t be my strategy, however, Labour is the gift that keeps giving

  • Why are the costs associated with using the cre8d guys as your blogsite designers shown in US dollars?

  • Hakim of phut

    This is standard stuff for an MP to get to know the views of their electorate. 

    Sure its a bit of a jump past the here stuff pumped out by National Mps

    And since  the website is created by “weebly”, it isnt any harder than Ms Word or excel.

    Weebly even offers  ‘hosting’ . But you know that

    • Kthxbai

      Hakim, you seem to have missed the point of the post entirely.

      • Hakim of phut

        Hes got a website ? So thats ‘news’. 

        Call out the cavalry look heres another one 

        They are also on facebook, youtube and twitter, How dare they

      • Hakim of phut

        Forget the cavalry , call the internet police has ip address is NOT in HB, so much for backing the bay !Its gasp in Internet Services, Inc. OrgId:          TPCM Address:        315 Capitol Address:        Suite 205 City:           Houston StateProv:      TX PostalCode:     77002 Country:        US RegDate:        1999-08-31 Updated:        2010-10-13 

      • Karlos

        HoP, I think you will find a National Party logo at the bottom of that page, if you can still use the one eye you have left. No problem with government funds being appropriated this way as long as it is shown as such. Where was that Labour logo on Grants site again?

        Maybe the ‘Internet Police’ were being pointed in the right direction to start with…..