Voting positive and hoardings: working for National


We’ve reported systematic damage to National hoardings very much out of proportion to other parties’ hoardings for well over a month while the media kept quiet or mentioned “cute” defacings done my MPs themselves such as Jacinda Ardern.

Of course, now that the media have realised all their efforts have gone to waste, they’ve suddenly decided to show the other side of the story

Thousands of dollars worth of National Party billboards in New Plymouth and Whanganui electorates are being vandalised, stolen and even burned.

National MP Jonathan Young said he had lost about 30 billboards in the New Plymouth election campaign so far.

One on the corner of St Aubyn St and Cutfield Rd had been set on fire three times and now would not be replaced for safety fears.

“Setting it on fire increases the risk of damage to property and people but the cost of calling out the fire brigade cannot be overlooked,” Mr Young said.

“It’s absolutely disappointing. I think that we want to give everyone a fair go in the campaign and hoardings are very much a part of that.”

Setting fire to hoardings close to vegetation and buildings is just begging for something serious to go wrong.   Why the loony left activists think this changes anyone’s vote is beyond me.

Well, actually, it does, but not for them.


Red paint ‘n all.

It’s very clear who to vote for, really.  And people are.   They are, in fact, voting positive.

How’s that for a backfire?


– Matt Rilkoff, Taranaki Daily News

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