Is Labour so broke that they are charging activists to campaign?


Labour has the begging bowl out

Labour appears to be so broke that they are charging its activists to campaign in Ikaroa Rawhiti.

Check this out from the Auckland HQ’s latest newsletter…

Ikaroa Rawhiti Road Trip – End of June.

Expressions of interest are being called for an expedition down to Ikaroa Rawhiti – likely timing is the end of June. 

Michael Wood is keen to organise a people mover of activists to travel down over a weekend, heading down (most probably to Napier/Hastings or possibly Gisborne) on Friday evening and coming back on Sunday evening. The cost per activist to cover hireage, petrol, and some food would be $120 per person. We would organise free accomodation[sic] through billets or a marae.

Good warm up for Local Government Elections 2013!

If you are interested please email [redacted]

Good old Michael, taking time out to organise som Auckland activists to help, pity the party is so broken-arsed you have to charge them for the privilege.


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  • coventry

    Wonder if they vet the applicants – could do with a good feed of cray & paua

  • rockape

    Yes We could have a bit of fun with that, could we bring our own posters do you think!

    • andrew carrot

      How do you think “Pink and Brown – Together” would go down?

      • Agent BallSack

        I wouldn’t rock the shocker with any member of the labour party except maybe neigh neigh.

        • So, “Pink and Brown – Nothing’ll get between Us” isn’t appropriate either?

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    The thought of 8 filthy pinko’s squeezed into a people-mover just turned my stomach.

    • Agent BallSack

      The one time that suicide seems a preferable option.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Don’t forget the “Take me home” guitar music playing through the speakers…..

        • Patrick

          10 guitars bro, 10 guitars.

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Let us admit Patrick, John Key cannot play a guitar and sing! So Sheep scores there :-)

          • Patrick

            Yep you are right, Shearer, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people

            That is how he fed 50 million starving Africans I believe….

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Roy Morgan Partick, Roy Morgan….Sheep is hanging onto that poll

    • If you wish for a bit of ice on the outside of a corner, a steep gorge, a tired and irascible driver, no seatbelts, bald, overinflated tyres, and low blood sugar (swapped cornies for ciggies), your other wish may come true!

  • coventry

    I wonder if they need to invest in a calendar ?

    “likely timing is the end of June.”

    When – Election day for the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election is Saturday 29 June 2013.

    Or are they planning on some more dodgy election day voter turn out incentives ? Vote for Labour – get a free McGeorgie Steak Mince & Cheese pie.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      My sources tell me, people are already queuing up to vote Labour. History will be made here…..

  • Josh Metcalfe

    The cognitive dissonance here is hilarious, Labour is saying to its members “no free lunches” while to voters they’re saying “ah don’t worry, we’ll foot the bill with new money hot off the press”

    • richard.b

      Phrase of the day “cognitive dissonance”.
      Love your work.

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    If they get into office there’s bound to be a minister sacked every three months for fingers in the kitty. Bludgers.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    When Labour wins with a record majority all this will be worth it bros…..This is called grass root canvassing and politics….