Nasty party at it again

Sue Moroney epitomises the Nasty party.

She is just plain awful and the reason why National MPs want her to stand against them…so they can increase their majorities.

She has taken to Twitter to post a picture of some random person’s house flying the Lockwood flag and decided to attack them for it.

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One can only imagine what she would have tweeted if they were flying an American flag.

The silly thing is Labour still has it as their policy to change the flag. It beggars belief that Sue Moroney feels she can attack an innocent person who was showing his own preference for the flag referendum.

Someone should take her aside and point out that using her logic people who own race horses and live in the swanky part of Matamata shouldn’t also have a say on the flag.

Sue Moroney and Labour are clearly intent on continuing to reinforce the belief that they are the Nasty party, the party of criminals, bludgers and with no respect for freedom of expression.



Sue Moroney, Labour list MP and candidate for Hamilton West, answered her questions in 9 minutes.

How old are you? 50. 

You have half a million to spend in your electorate, what would you spend the money on? I’d spend it on children and ensuring that no child lived in poverty. 

…What type of car do you drive? I drive a very old Audi. 

Do you own a beach house? Yes.

…Twitter or Facebook? Facebook. 

…Are you a landlord? Yes. 

What’s your highest qualification?  I have a certificate in labour and trade union studies and a diploma in journalism. 

…Would you describe yourself as working class, middle class or upper class?  Middle class. 

Who do/did your parents vote for?  I’ve never asked them, but they were dairy farmers from Walton, so I suspect they might have voted for the other crowd. 

…Biggest pet peeve? I have a lot of them. I think people who portray themselves as one thing, but are quite different to that. 

– Waikato Times


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  • dumbshit

    One would wonder what she sees, when she stares in a mirror?

    • cows4me

      I doubt she has a reflection.

  • Sally

    What was dumber leaving the tweet up for all to see after getting rubbished for it.
    Your challenge Sue is to sell your beach home, Wellington property and rental, and donate 1/2 your salary to feed fix child poverty.
    After all you portray yourself as a champion of the poor and hate pretenders.

  • metalnwood

    Oh Dear…

    On her questionnaire.. If she can take only $500,000 and ensure that there is no child poverty in her electorate why have we not voted her in!?

    Oh, thats right.. Because she thinks she can, thats why we cant vote her in.

  • Wheninrome

    Love this part of her interview

    “Biggest pet peeve? I have a lot of them. I think people who portray themselves as one thing, but are quite different to that.”

    • Usaywot

      Pot, kettle, black! Silly woman.

    • Genevieve

      The hypocrisy is so strong in Maroney.
      Pic below.

    • Keeping Stock

      Three cheers for Sue Moroney – hyp, hyp hypocrisy!

      She really is a gift who keeps on giving, and giving, and giving. She’d make a fine deputy to Andrew Little.

    • kereru

      One finger pointing at others, the rest pointing to yourself, Sue.

  • stephen2d

    Never has a last name fitted so well a person.

  • GalacticEye

    Isn’t Psychology 101 that the traits and behaviours we criticise in others are the, as yet, unseen aspects within ourselves? That is, when we criticise another for their hypocrisy or anger, for example, it’s generally because we have not yet acknowledged and dealt with our own hypocrisy or anger (respectively, of course).

    I think that we are all prone to this but don’t see it if we’re not living consciously or are not otherwise watching out for it.

    • kereru

      You can easily ‘unlike’ your own post by clicking on the down arrow twice. It comes up red and goes back to neutral the second time you clicks. I’ve sometimes managed to press the ‘like’ button when meaning to reply.

      • johcar

        You can also just press the up arrow again to remove your ‘like’.

        • kereru

          Hah yes, so I’ve just found out!

      • GalacticEye

        Thanks Kereru (and johcar). Once I’d made the error I was too scared to try anything to fix it in case I made things worse. I can now relax in my new-found knowledge :-)

  • peterwn

    “I have a certificate in labour and trade union studies…”. Trade unionist – a job where you can try and boss around both the employers and your own captive members.

    • Rick H

      I’m surprised that there any such thing as a Certificate in “Labour-and-Trade-Union-Studies”.
      That beggars belief.

  • sheppy

    Nobody is allowed freedom of expression on planet labour comrade!
    What a miserable, judgemental “person”

  • Perhaps she could sell her beach house and solve child poverty……must be worth $500,000 these days.

    • Kevin

      “You have half a million to spend in your electorate, what would you spend the money on? I’d spend it on children and ensuring that no child lived in poverty. ”

      It certainly sounds like she already has half a mill to spend.

      • Hobbes

        What she meant was that if she had $500k of OTHER peoples money! Lol

  • MaryLou

    A landlord AND a beach house. The self loathing must be unbearable.

    • Whitey

      I doubt it. Self loathing requires self awareness.

  • spanishbride

    She owns four properties. How many does she have to own before she considers herself upper class I wonder? If you can afford a beach house that makes you wealthy as far as I am concerned.

    I have noticed that about left leaning wealthy people. They are embarrassed to have assets so call themselves middle class when clearly they are not. It is sad really. I guess it is hard to be a unionist who owns four properties because you need to rage against employers who only own three properties LOL

    • Keeping Stock

      It would be interesting to know the rental arrangement for the Wellington apartment. Is this another situation whereby Parliamentary Services effectively pays her mortgage?

    • shykiwibloke

      Perhaps there would be interest in a MSM article on landlords with leftie-sounding names.

    • Boondecker

      I had lunch with one of those “left leaning wealthy people” other day (we all know one or two of those kind of people, don’t we?). After espousing a multitude of socially engineered ways to fix all the world’s problems, he took a large swig of very fine Waiheke Chardonnay and promptly admitted to being a “champagne socialist”. I nearly choked on mine laughing.

      • shykiwibloke

        There are no laws preventing wealthy lefties from paying more tax than the minimum required.

    • R&BAvenger

      I was thinking the same thing “middle class” #yeahright – how does someone like her end up with 3 properties? Must be from the parent’s hard earned cash from working for a living.

    • Cynical Guy

      I can barely afford the one I own. Even entertaining the thought of a second property is risible. And in my job I am one of those evil management types who is trying to oppress the poor worker…some of whom have baches and boats. Go figure.

  • KGB

    I want to know if her rental has insulation, energy saving light bulbs, shower restricters, smoke alarms, double glazing, and a heatpump?
    Any mould?

  • Toasty

    I am pretty sure that house is in Waihi and is owned by a chap who runs a successful trades business employing a large number of people. She obviously assumed that he would never vote for her anyway so figured she could offend him.

    From memory his employees love him so they are probably all National voters after this tweet now as well.

  • Mav E Rick

    I wonder if she kicks up the same fuss when she sees the Maori flag flying from several homes throughout NZ.

  • twittertit

    “a certificate in labour and trade union studies” – wow, you can get certificates for this tripe? And that makes her suitable as an MP?

    • zotaccore

      The programme was dropped years ago – due to lack of interest. It was thought that it wasn’t such a valid type of qualification, nor one that would help certificate holders get a job (most end up in Parliament, like morony).

  • Larry

    I stand for a house and a boat and a car and a holiday house for every one, as long as you dont already have a house and a boat and car etc etc etc

  • oldmanNZ

    what is she saying?
    The rich do not get to vote ( to decide our flag)?? in the referendum?

    I thought we all had a say in it.

  • Boondecker

    I’m off to find the biggest Lockwood flag I can and then I’m going to drive my car up and down the streets where Sue Morony’s houses are located again and again. When people ask me why I’m doing it I will say I’m protesting on behalf of NZ’s poor and hungry against the rich political pretenders.

  • waldopepper

    i see that labour are now talking about wether we should be a republic. lol. its so transparent. the flag initiative wasnt theirs in the finish, despite having campaigned to do it for years, so they rallied against it like petulant children. now that thats over, they think they can reignite the same debate and come out the hero by changing the debate slightly to being about a republic as opposed to a flag. can someone tell them the boat has sailed please. are they not aware they are standing at the dock waiving.

    • All New Iain

      They did not support the referendum due to the people of NZ not supporting the referendum.

      The people spoke and they said it was the wrong time.

  • Rob Knox

    Another Labour wannabe shooting herself in the foot. How to win votes Sue, go for it. Driving aspirational kiwis away from labour in droves by your politics of envy and nastiness. You guys are just gifting the 2017 election to the right. Did Andy Angry Bird put you up to this?

    • R&BAvenger

      They have learned nothing over the past 8 years and counting, nor from reflecting over the years 1999 to 2008. New Zealanders have 2 ways of voting in relation to the government of the day – at the ballot box and with their feet. If you compare one period with the other, people have ‘voted’ accordingly. At least the Key-led National government encourages the aspirational and people, including the PM do not hide their wealth, and pretend to be something they re not. Also, the PM’s ‘story’ is well known – he got where is has through effort, ambition and hard work.

  • rexabus

    There are plenty of well off lefties out there. Nice work that – alienate another section of the electorate

  • Graeme

    Wonder how much of her salary she donates to the poor

    • Chris Bell

      Solving Child Poverty is not something anyone in Labour can achieve – it doesn’t involve donating to the poor (which Labour has always done through benefits) – it involves putting people to work and limiting the number of mouths they have to feed (which will never go down with Labour)

  • Chris Bell

    Moron-ey is the very reason I will never ever vote Labour – people who work hard and earn a living and have something to show for it are despised – heads in the sand that’s what they are – led by an idiot and packed full of socialist liberal oafs – Labour through and through

  • cows4me

    “I have a certificate in labour”, priceless, did she do the dishes at Frazer house.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Bah hah!!! “I have a certificate in labour and trade union studies”. From where? Out of a cornflakes packet? I suspect it’s from the same place as my certificate in being able to identify really stupid people.
    Her certificate is as much use as a certificate in basket weaving or one in plastic spoon salesmanship. What a complete egg. And she gets to be an MP. How is this possible?

    • kereru

      AND a diploma in journalism! WoW! That’s not much to boast about these days. Perfect combo for a wannabe deputy Labour leader, though. Angry and Nasty.

    • kereru

      At least basket weaving serves some useful purpose.

      • johnandali

        And to transport any baskets around would require a basket case. I think I could easily nominate a suitable candidate just by reading this article.

        • kereru

          Only ONE??

    • Platinum Fox

      Actually it’s from the University of Waikato.

      My friend Google found a 2011 speech from Ms Moroney from the committee stage of the Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill (

      ” I have been reflecting on the only tertiary qualification I hold, which is the Certificate in Labour and Trade Union Studies. It is a bit of a collector’s item. I imagine that not many people listening to this debate will have that certificate on their wall. I really do hold it very proudly, because it is a collector’s item. Labour and Trade Union Studies was a course that was in existence for only about 3 or 4 years, so it is quite an elite qualification. Not too many people in New Zealand hold this qualification, and I am really proud that I am one of those people.”
      I find it amusing that Ms Moroney thinks that the fact that the qualification is somehow “elite” because it wasn’t offered for very long and few students bothered to enroll. No Sue, elite qualifications are ones which require many years of study and research and have entry conditions greater than an ability to breathe.

      • Isherman

        So, useful qualifications that people can atcually use for something are often dropped after 3 or 4 years are they? lol.
        If it was that valuable, surely they would still be offered….geez, is there any instance at all where Sue fails to say something completely retarded?

        • PsychoKea

          She went and did it, never go full retard

      • kereru

        Goodness, by that standard our son’s 1st year BTech is a valuable qualification because it was soon abandoned and merged into a BSc degree. Not many people could make this claim as the course was only in existence for a couple of years. Unfortunately, though, he did not get a certificate for it, so cannot claim it as a collector’s item. I must write and let him know how proud I am that he is one of the ‘elite’.

      • KatB

        She really is delusional. Scrapping something because it was wasn’t popular, didn’t work, was pointless, could be improved or was dangerous, does not make something elite. Otherwise there’d be a whole lot of drugs out there that have been removed from the market that called be called “elite”, not life threatening. How embarrassing, I’d leave that “qualification” off my CV I think.

      • In Vino Veritas

        Yes, I’ve just searched NZQA and it appears Waikato provided this certificate (which by the way, clearly isn’t worth the paper it was written on) for three years, 2003-06 (says a lot about Waikato as a University to aspire to I guess). It’ll be a bit like Woman’s Studies was, a give away.

    • Keanne Lawrence

      MMP. Lol

  • Isherman

    Biggest Pet Peeve : “I have a lot of them. People who portray themselves as one thing, but are quite different to that”

    Oh, you mean like an asset laden Labour MP on a package of Salary/perks/allowances totaling circa 208K P/A, calling themselves “middle class” in the true sense of the word?

  • Cindy

    Sue Moroney (or Ms Moaney) is really one of the nastiest witches in NZ. Talk about casting stones …with her portfolio of properties she is in no position to talk

  • Left Right Out

    I see she has made an apology …. well of sorts. It rather reads like a claytons apology

    “Apology for any offence caused by my tweet yesterday – none intended. I regret it & can see how it could be misinterpreted. Of course …..”

    • kereru

      So…..does that mean we are partly at fault for our dimwitted response to a perfectly innocent remark made in good faith?

    • Genevieve

      Of course…..we were silly enough to misinterpret her ‘brilliant joke’ as being ‘horribly offensive’.

  • Isherman

    Andrew Little has had to tell her off, it’s not a good look he says, so Sue duly offers an apology, and says she can see how her tweet was ‘misinterpreted’

    Can we please press her to explain the ‘misinterpretation’…I cant wait for that spin!

    • EpochNZ

      That was exactly what I thought when I read it. I’ve been over it several times in my head and I cant see how it can come across as anything else but a mean spirited “Eat the Rich” whine of envy….

      • Isherman

        Of course, but the ‘misinterpreted’ comment was not part of the original whinge, it’s on the back of her ‘apology’, so I think it’s perfectly fair to challenge her to qualify her statement, although I’d say she’s probably been muzzled from any further comment on the matter by chief Angry.

    • R&BAvenger

      There was no misinterpretation, she meant what she said.

      • zotaccore

        Her brain was very much engaged on what she wanted to say, which is why she said it. Unfortunately for her, being a politician, misinterpretation when used in a statement = fail.

  • Cynical Guy

    And just like that, the entire flag debate has shifted and the focus is now off the Prime Minister. Sue has literally mapped out JK’s escape route – brilliant work from the National Party double agent. Their very own white mouse.

  • JeffDaRef

    A question for Moron-ey and Labour…
    How much child poverty could we have solved if we hadn’t had to pump $2billion – and counting – into Kiwirail since the Clark/Cullen “vanity project” to buy the lemon back!

  • kereru

    A sudden thought – why has Sue Moroney brought ‘class’ into it? I thought we were a classless society? Note to Sue: wealth does not equal class.

  • 2rotorbro

    Moron-ey is another example of why good quality people with solid backgrounds steer clear of getting involved in NZ politics – they simply cannot stomach being lumped in with all the mutants like her, her party, the Greens and probably half of NZ First.

  • LesleyNZ

    Wonder where this beach house is. Whangamata? Pauanui? Whitianga? Wonder where Sue Moroney’s beach house is? There is an American flag flying on a flag pole at a house at Whangamata (not sure if it is called a beach house, a flash bach, a not so flash bach like ours or a house) as it is Beach Hop classic/hot rod car week.
    Lots of Hamiltonians own baches and beach houses and houses at Whangamata. Maybe Sue is here.

  • Usaywot

    Just heard on the news that she has had a bollocking from Little and has said she is sorry if she offended anyone – code for I’m not sorry and you are an idiot for being offended She then had the nerve to say her tweet was “mis-interpreted” Um, how?

    Edit Sorry, have just seen remarks similar below

    • CheesyEarWax

      As usual, its everyone else’s fault for mis-interpreting her.

    • Bryan

      have you seen the stuff page tonight she has been given a complete trashing by all I have never seen stuff print so much negative stuff about a labour politian little will be fuming and to make matters worse Tracey Watkins of all the reporters wrote the article haha sweet karma

  • lyall

    that is disgraceful, if that was my lovely house i would be furious if it was soiled on twitter, in fact i would go and take pictures of her houses and post them online with some rant about rich MP property investors that pretend poverty exists in NZ to keep themselves in a job!

    • SlightlyStrange

      Latest Stuff update indicates the owners are.

  • SlightlyStrange

    Defines herself as middle class, yet is a landlord and owns a holiday home, as well as both a family home and a Wellington apartment.
    Even if she owns them in conjunction with a partner, that’s still a LOT of property. And on her income, she can in no way, shape, or form, be defined as middle class. Otherwise she would have to admit that there is only a very, very tiny upper class in NZ.

    • Valid Point

      By ‘middle class ‘she was trying to elevate herself. She thought the question was about intelligence.

  • Dan

    It’s still a loser of a flag design, mind.

    • Southlander

      Didn’t their leader tell them to celebrate the new one. Talk about disobedience !
      The laughable bit in my mind is everyone ignoring moroney’s hashtag #FIXCHILDPOVERTYINSTEAD surely no one is stupid enough to disagree with that ?
      Child poverty causes permanent problems ranging from education, depression and crime not to mention unemployment.

    • All New Iain

      It’s just foul Dan – the wealthy were never know for good taste I think this process has demonstrated that clearly.

      But hey changing the NZ flag for something crass yet marketable is just business right?!

  • Superman

    You can fly any flag you like and this sort of thing will make people fly the Lockwood flag even more. I wanted a simple black flag with a silver fern that everyone all over the world would instantly recognize but that was never going to happen. I still fly one at home though.

  • thesilentmajority

    I wonder if she went to Walton Primary School as I did. She would have been there the same time as me. Or was she too posh for that?

  • All New Iain

    She was right on the money with this one – I’m saddened she withdrew the comment.

    What a ridiculous, bias, valueless and hateful “article” this is.

    The real nasty party is the one treating this country and it’s people with utter disregard and contempt on a daily basis as it works against them rather than for them.

    Even to this day nearly a week after the close of voting the National Party and the Flag Change Campaign run out of the PM’s very office continue to push the flag change which was far more heavily opposed than the “results” of the referendum displayed.

    Two to one against was the best result the polls could find so who was it and how was it that the result of the referendum came so close to a change?

    What does Moroney know that we do not?