“It is like dirty politics all over again, we need to stay away from it”

Labour Tukituki candidate Anna Lorck has adjusted her billboards after complaints were laid to the Advertising Standards Authority this week.

The statement was changed from “Vote Anna Lorck for Tukituki Your Local MP Here for You” to “Vote Anna Lorck for Tukituki for a Local MP Here for You”.

The two complaints were laid against the line “Your Local MP” as Ms Lorck was not the local MP. She earlier defended the slogan as asking people to vote her in as a local MP.

However, Ms Lorck said it was a very simple adjustment and feels she now has a clearer and stronger vote local message.

“I think this reinforces my vote local message and gives it clarity. If people want a local MP then I am asking them to vote for me.”

She’s got the ego for parliament, that’s for sure.   But how awkward to have to look her in the eye knowing she’s more familiar with the husbands than the wives of the region.

Ms Lorck said she was keen to move on with her campaign and get out there and focus on the real local issues.

National Tukituki candidate Lawrence Yule said it was good Ms Lorck and the Advertising Standards Authority had reached an agreement to make her signs legal, assuming they had been in contact with one another.

Greens Tukituki candidate Chris Perley said the complaint was “petty” and if the rumours were true that the right wing blogger Cameron Slater had laid the complaint then he had no time for it.

“It is like dirty politics all over again, we need to stay away from it.”

Oh look.  I’m a right wing blogger again.

I don’t measure up for Chris Perley.  For one, I haven’t defrauded the taxpayer.  I’ve just been an absolute pest to politicians.  Dirtily.

Please note I wasn’t the only complainant.  The complaint would have been there regardless.  But I’m getting sick and tired of politicians (and those with unattainable dreams to become one) taking a piss on the voters because nobody ever holds them to account for their election rule breaches.

The fact I had to go to the ASA already tells you our election system is broken.


– Hawkes Bay Today

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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