Diocesan School for Girls

Do journalists actually check their stories, or just run party political broadcasts?

Radio New Zealand reports on the selection, or actually non-selection of a Labour candidate:

The Labour Party has high hopes for a young Maori woman it has chosen to stand in an Auckland electorate.

The party says Arena Williams has great potential and has lined her up to contest either Papakura or Hunua in the general election.

The 24-year-old of Ngai Tahu, Tuhoe and Te Aitanga a Mahaki, has grown up in South Auckland and is the former president of the Auckland University Students’ Association.

She wants to bring a fresh, youthful perspective to her campaign and says young Maori need to be at the table making policy decisions.

Ms Williams says her generation of Maori don’t see a future for themselves under the National government, with cuts to tertiary education and supports for young people transitioning to work.

How is this even a story…the Labour party has high hopes? She might stand in either Papakura where she will get crushed or Hunua, where she will get hammered?

Then there is the claim that she was brought up in South Auckland? Really?  Read more »

Dio Cock Artist Named

Herald on Sunday

The Herald on Sunday has tracked down the guy who drew a cock on a photo for a Dio rowing booklet:

Meanwhile, a man who was sacked after sabotaging a commemorative booklet by drawing an offensive image on a photo admits he made a “horrible mistake”.

Computer operator Anton Mason, 38, said he hadn’t realised his sketch of large, comical male genitalia had made it into the finished article.

The booklet was made for Emily O’Halloran, 18, captain of the rowing team at Auckland’s exclusive Diocesan School for Girls.

Copies were distributed to parents and students at a recent school function before the defaced image was spotted.

Emily’s father, Martin O’Halloran, head of the influential advertising group agency DDB, organised the printing and design through his firm.

Mason, from Auckland’s North Shore, told the Herald on Sunday he was informed by DDB at the end of last month he was no longer required.

“I was just messing about and somehow it went to the printers … I really regret that it happened. “

Is this the same Anton Mason that now works at Draft FCB?

Apparently the HR manager at Draft FCB took pity on him…I wonder of they used to work together at DDB?

And they wonder why I call them repeaters


Stuff has stolen my photo and written a story based on my post (Don’t Come Monday) of yesterday about a staff member “cocking up” a Dio school magazine. Despite the licensing on my blog being Creative Commons – Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike they have not provided a single link, or even a mention as to where they go the story and photo from. You can tell it is my photo because I blurred the faces. Given that Stuff actually named the gorl concerned when I did not shows they had no need to blur the photo. It is doubtful they could obtain the photo from anywhere else.

As readers can see I have attributed this post. You would think a responsible media organisation could do the same.

I think I will bill them. For want of a link they could have avoided that. Does anyone have an idea of going rate for use of photos?

A disgruntled employee sabotaged a commemorative booklet for his boss’ teenage daughter, drawing a lewd image on her photo that was then printed and distributed to her school friends.

Emily O’Halloran, 18, is captain of the rowing team at wealthy private Diocesan School for Girls.

With the rowing season just finished, she planned a 40 page booklet for her team-mates to celebrate her final year at the Auckland school.

The school’s ”purpose statement” is to: Be more than you ever imagined!

She unfortunately got much more than she imagined.

Emily’s father Martin O’Halloran, chairman of influential advertising group agency DDB, volunteered to organise design and printing through his business.

But a staff member involved had a dispute with O’Halloran midway through the project and drew a large, comical male genitalia on a photo of Emily posing with team-mates.

The drawing went unnoticed and the booklet was printed.

”It was a silly and stupid prank by someone who is no longer with DDB,” O’Halloran said.

Don’t Come Monday ..

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Oh dear, the ma’ams in charge at Dio are going to be livid.

A designer at DDB was tasked with an internal job for the CEO of DDB, Marty O’Halloran. It was a 40 page booklet for his 15 year old daughters school (Diocesan School for Girls) about their yachting club, half way through the job the designer got pissed off (with the job and Marty) so decided to draw and huge, great big cock & balls on his daughters crotch.

The designer sent it off to print without changing the picture back to the original, the printers produced hundreds of copies, sent them to the school, who’ve proceeded to hand them out to every child & parent. Complete with a huge cock on the CEO’s 15 year old daughter. To add to the disaster one of the parents of a girl in the picture is the CEO of ANZ!

Needless to say Dio have been fielded an extraordinary number of complaints from parents and the designer in question is rumored to have been issued a D.C.M.