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Internet Party Puts Prime Minister on Notice

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May 7, 2014

Internet Party Puts Prime Minister on Notice


[Above is the advertisement that ran in the Dominion Post business section and NZ Herald jobs section this morning.]

Looking for a role with great benefits, including rounds of golf with influential foreign mates, loads of international travel, invites to swanky fundraisers and your very own spy network?

Then the position of the Prime Minister of New Zealand may be just the role ambitious Kiwis have been looking for to kick-start a new career in 2014.

With incumbent Prime Minister John Key campaigning to hang on to his plumb job for another three years, and National dealing with its own internal ructions, the Internet Party has advertised the PM’s position in newspapers, saying the time has come to put someone with different qualities into the role.

“New Zealand is looking for an honest, hard-working, socially responsible individual who will put the welfare of Kiwis before foreign powers or former school chums.”

“This is a demanding but highly rewarding role for the right applicant. Perks include meeting the Queen and other heads of state, attending conferences in exotic locales with free shirts, tickets to the rugby, and a dedicated security detail (if you really think you need it).”

The ad marks the start of the Internet Party’s search for candidates to contest the general election, with a series of nationwide candidate selection meetings in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin from May 24-28. Interested members should register at https://internet.org.nz/candidates.

“Unlike John Key’s National Government, we’re seeking candidates who are prepared to do what’s best for all New Zealanders, not a select few or at the behest of foreign powers,” said Internet Party chief executive Vikram Kumar.

“Our candidates will be drawn directly from our membership – people who understand and believe in what the Internet Party stands for and why we need a change of government in this country. Our members will help us select the best candidates based on expertise, achievement and commitment to leading that change.”

ENDS

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