Readers who have seen the (highly recommended *****) documentary movie Campaign will recall a scene on the Wellington Waterfront in which Richard Prebble – fighting to save ACT from oblivion – holds a festive final rally. The soundtrack features a hired jazz band and Richard Prebble glad handing. A protestor dressed up as the devil hams it up.
With ACT now at roughly twice its level of support last time round this has been a very successful campaign. Prebble chose the same venue – and mode – for ACT’s finale today. The devil was replaced with the effigy of Montgomery Burns that has followed Prebble throughout his campaign.
Around 300 odd people + turned up. It was raucous. It was fun and theatrical. The Seafarers provided the a running commentary on their portable loudhailer. ACT however had plugged in the band’s PA and there was no trouble being heard.
ACT FINAL RALLY PHOTO ESSAY - PART ONE
http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/9911/35fe749ad13b4351b960.jpeg – Photo Scoop
Prebble, Ohariu-Belmont Candidate and former broadcaster Kathryn Asare and Epsom Candidate Rodney Hide (from his best side).
The ACT pack on the top of Prebble’s “ultimate campaign bus” – Photo Scoop
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Donna Awatere Huata Addresses The Crowd