Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Internet Party Puts Prime Minister on Notice

MEDIA RELEASE
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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news