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Maharey caught fibbing again

Freeview advertisement ruled ‘misleading’ – 27 Jul 2007 – NZ Herald: Technology News from New Zealand and around the World

Maharey has stuffed up again, this time it is Freeview. He really is the reverse Midas of the labour party. everything he touches turns to poop.
[quote]An advertisement for digital television service Freeview has been canned after the Advertising Standards Authority agreed with complainants who said it was misleading.

The advertisement promised “crystal clear quality for free”, but complainants said viewers could only receive the Freeview signal after they had bought a set-top box.

They argued that the set-top boxes could cost up to $300, making the advertisement’s claims about a “free” service misleading. [/quote]

A majority of the ASA’s Complaints Board agreed the advertisement made an exaggerated claim, which omitted reference to an essential purchase, and was thereby misleading to the consumer.

Gee, what else has Maharey wanked on about that was free that in fact isn’t, oh that’s right 20Free!!!

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Another minister misleads parliament

Nat reveals porn teacher continued to work – Stuff.co.nz

Another minister has been caught with his pants around his ankles. This time it is Steve Maharey who has misled parliament.

Maharey told Parliament that the man no longer held a practising certificate and was not employed at any school.

But today National’s Katherine Rich revealed the art teacher – who posted hard-core pornographic pictures of himself and two women on internet sites seeking sex with girls “the younger the better” – worked at a secondary school for around 10 days over a three-week period up until last week.

Yep that’s right, Minister Maharey was wrong, and it seems there is nothing the government can do about it either, leading one to speculate as to why we bother having practising certificates if they don’t need them to work in the sector.

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Maharey linked to university job

Maharey linked to university jobOne of Labour's most influential Cabinet ministers has been linked to a top academic job and may not stand at next year's election. Education Minister Steve Maharey's name has recently been linked with the vice-chancellor's vacancy… [NZ Politics]

Not content with rooting everything he touchs in government it is rumoured that Steve Maharey is lining up a cushy job for himself as vice-chancellor at Massey University where he will have a whole new world to take his reverse Midas touch to.

This is clearly the case of rats leaving the rapidly sinking ship. Seeing no prospect of advancement as each of his portfolios delivers cock-up after cock-up and the electoral prospects of Labour are so dim they wouldn't light up the inside of a coke can, Maharey has obviously found a life raft.


Freeview looks like yet another Maharey Cock-up

Scoop: Give us the numbers on Freeview

Jonathon Coleman raises a good point, in that it is two months since Freeview went live and we haven’t heard a peep from Maharey, waxing lyrical about how successful his little project has been.

[quote]”Just as with early childhood education, Mr Maharey won’t give a straight answer to a direct question asking how many households have signed up for Freeview, but I bet he’s got the numbers at his finger tips.”

“When $105 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent by the Minister on digital television, the public deserves to know what that money is delivering for the country.

“One thing is for sure: if the numbers were good, Mr Maharey would be telling us all about them.” [/quote]

Is this yet another Maharey cock-up?

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Government wastes money advertising 20Free

The Government has spent $267,771 on advertising the failing policy 20Free.

Not so bad I hear you say, they have to get the message out there.

Given that decisions about child care invariably fall on the mother the Opposition questions whether advertising during SmackDown!, RAW, Extreme Championship Wrestling, the All Whites versus Costa Rica, the Salford versus Wigan replay, beach volleyball, and David Lynch’s Blue Velvet.

[quote]Katherine Rich: When academic research confirms that mums are the key influencers in decisions about children's participation in early childhood education, why have 20 free hours commercials been shown during hard-core wrestling shows like RAW, SmackDown!, and Extreme Championship Wrestling, which are shows that are largely watched by young men?
Hon STEVE MAHAREY: As my World Wrestling Federation fan friend over here, the Minister of Finance, points out, shows like that have a very broad audience.[/quote]

Another yeah right moment from the Minister of Smarm.