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Blumsky Provides Good Coffee And Dodgy Fashion

Good Coffee, Dodgy Sweatshirts At Blumsky Office Opening


Story And Images By Kevin List

This morning Wellington commuters were treated to free coffee in Manners street brewed by a phalanx of Mark Blumsky supporters. The reason for this caffeine largesse was the opening of Mr Blumsky's campaign headquarters. Mr Blumsky who is a former Wellington Mayor has now set his sights on winning Wellington Central for the National Party. Recently Mr Blumsky's campaign to snaffle Wellington Central has been plagued by the scourge of vandalism. Mr Blumsky's large billboard featuring a bushy set of eyebrows, has had its tyres slashed, much to the consternation of his campaign manager, Mr David Farrar.

Mr Farrar, possibly New Zealand's most dedicated blogger was all smiles on a warm Wellington autumn morning as coffee flowed, like leaves in Vallombrosa of old. Whilst Scoop understands the coffee was top notch, it was noted that the nortmally sartorially immaculate Mr Blumsky's sweatshirt was a little baggy. It was also observed that Mr Blumsky's trademark eyebrows were rather less bushy than had been expected.

National Party candidate for Wellington Central, Mark Blumsky drinks coffee and keeps warm in a baggy sweatshirt

Local coffee vendors come in for some competition

Mr Blumsky rallies the troops

Mr Blumsky and Mr David Farrar

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