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Monday 30th April

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The Greens almost got me…almost

I had started preparing a blog post in my mind in response to this press release by the Greens

The Green Party has pioneered the co-leadership model which has helped us provide representative and dynamic leadership. We think the time has come for further innovation, said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.

We will be introducing a more inclusive model of leadership that covers youth and rainbow representatives, said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

The Green Party is launching today a broader leadership model that will include male and female youth and rainbow co-leaders. The additional co-leaders will be Holly Walker, Gareth Hughes, Jan Logie and Kevin Hague.

Green Party Co-leader Jan Logie added, “This is a great opportunity it has happened pretty quickly but I think I’m ready to take up the challenge.”

Green Party Co-leader Kevin Hague added, “I’m looking forward to providing new leadership and representing the rainbow and shiny pate communities.”

Green Party Co-leader Holly Walker, said, “When Metiria and Russel, told me I was like no way, and they were like way, and I was like that’s like awesome.”

“This is tots gangsta man, I’m gonna tweet this everywhere, said Green Party Co-leader Gareth Hughes.

Initial research by the Parliamentary Library suggests that if there is direct correlation between the number of leaders and voter support then the Green Party support will expand 3 fold from 11% to 33%.

“This is great research, if this works out we might need to expand the leadership again – I can’t think of any more new categories for leaders but I will consult with the Party, I’m sure they will come up with some,” said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.

“If the other petals of the party takes up this structure up we will have 18 co-something’s that will make us pretty much invincible I reckon,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

But I just thought that this cannot be true, even in NZ politics no one could be this ridiculous so before writing the post railing against the idea…I googled ‘Greens leaders hoax‘…and found this…

At least I don’t have egg on my face…like RNZ.

Well played Greens…I’ll see you on the battle field next April 1st.

We taxpayers may be up for a windfall

It seems that Judith Collins is going to use your and my money to fight her defamation case against Andrew Little, Radio NZ and Trevor Mallard

From RNZ

The Prime Minister says the public may pick up the tab for legal bills relating to the defamation suit threatened by ACC Minister Judith Collins.

Ms Collins has accused Labour MPs Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard, as well as Radio New Zealand of defaming her over the leaking of the name of ACC claimant Bronwyn Pullar to the media.

Ms Collins is adamant the leak did not come from her office.

John Key told TVNZ’s Q & A show Ms Collins is entitled to ask for legal bills associated with any case to be paid for by the Crown.

He says the Cabinet manual makes it clear Ms Collins can seek such help but says a decision on whether it would be granted has not been made by Cabinet.

Mr Key says he backs Ms Collins, who is a person of the highest integrity and feels her reputation has been impugned.

Seems her ‘integrity’ may not quite stretch to putting her own hand into her pocket…however I’m assuming  that if ‘Crusher’ gets a payout she’ll cut us all in, that would seem to be the fair thing to do…if you use my money to fight the case…then surely I should get some of the dosh after settlement!

Thank you Ms. Collins