Little Angry Andy PR crusade continues


The Taranaki Daily Times has joined in on the Little Angry Andy PR crusade.

Or have they?

The image used in the article above makes look cartoonish, with the body of a half sucked throatie and a face of a loon.

But the article goes on to try and turn around he image he has crafted for himself of being an angry, hard, union boss.

Labour leader Andrew Little serves up some tasty ham at the New Plymouth Community Christmas Charitable Trust’s lunch yesterday.

Andrew Little may be the leader of the Opposition in Parliament but it didn’t stop him rolling up his sleeves and helping out at New Plymouth’s community Christmas lunch yesterday.  

More than 200 people packed St Joseph’s Hall for the annual midday meal, which has been put on by a charitable trust since 1988.

As an army of volunteers laboured in the kitchen preparing the meal, the sound of laughter and chatter echoed around the hall while Tim Hall and Ryland Sheard played Christmas-themed music.

Little said he usually contributed financially to the lunch but he didn’t receive a letter this year.

“When I asked about it I was told ‘we didn’t want to bother you because of your new job’.”

But Little grew up in New Plymouth and said the region still held a special place in his heart.

“It’s always good to give something back to the community.”

Although the former trade union official holds some status in politics as the leader of the Labour Party, yesterday he was just one of the many volunteers helping to make the day a special occasion.

Before lunch Little mingled with the crowd.

Colleen Warren was impressed with Little’s approach.

“What a lovely man. it’s nice to see him walking around and shaking hands with people,” she said.

The best thing he could do after losing twice with increasingly large defeats is bugger off, it matter not that the bewildered old dears think he is lovely. They probably say that about the nurse who gives them their suppositories.


– Taranaki Daily News

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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.