Green Fashion Watch – Feed the Poor, Sell a Jacket


The makeover of Green Taliban co-leader Metiria Turei has not gone unnoticed by the Whale Army’s fashionistas.

Stung by last year’s good reviews for Russel Norman, Turei is trying to appear all grown up and sophisticated – and has already elbowed out the somewhat drab Catherine Delahunty to try and get more air time and score points in education.

Take, for example, the outfit she was wearing in the House today.

Yes, we can alll recognise a very posh outfit by top Auckland designer Adrienne Winkelmann when we see one. 

Asking price for the outfit – between $3,000 and $4,000.

Now, Ms Turei has been spotted wearing a number of these jackets. At a conservative estimate I would hazard she’s forked out between $10,000 and $15,000 on a new wardrobe.

And how fantastic that she’s embracing her inner capitalist.

But how well does this sit with the hippies in the Greens? Is she seen as a sell-out?

And how can she square this with her crusade to end child poverty.

Greens. Hypocrites? Ms Turei is too busy on the catwalk to care.

Perhaps she could start carrying her shield of sanctimony to complete the ensemble.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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