O’Connor for Labour for Ohariu

 

Greg O’Connor has been confirmed as Labour candidate for Ohariu.

He could start by getting a better photo.

He will stand against Peter Dunne, who won the seat by a meagre 800 votes in 2014 from ‘the very impressive Ginny Andersen’ who was regarded as ‘a rising star’ by ex party secretary Mike Smith. Andersen has switched to Hutt South, hoping to replace Trevor Mallard who won by a close margin last election.

The outcome may depend a lot on what National and Greens do, but will also be an interesting contest between O’Connor and Dunne, who may appeal to similar demographics.

21 Comments

  1. patupaiarehe

     /  February 12, 2017

    I suspect Mr Dunne will be most impressed by his so called opponent. 3 years more on the ‘gravy train’, then a retirement on full benefits…

  2. Nelly Smickers

     /  February 12, 2017

    Goodness – you’re sooo right about that *photo* PG…..it’s terrible ❗

    I’ve seen *far* better ones of Greg that they could have used 😄

  3. patupaiarehe

     /  February 12, 2017


    Jeezus, it would be so easy, that it isn’t even worth the effort! 😀

  4. Gezza

     /  February 12, 2017

    “The outcome may depend a lot on what National and Greens do, but will also be an interesting contest between O’Connor and Dunne, who may appeal to similar demographics.”

    Mirrors my thinking PG.

  5. patupaiarehe

     /  February 12, 2017

    I’m off to bed now, seriously! I could stay up all night posting pictures of this, ahem, potential MP 😀

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  February 13, 2017

      Hey, maybe we shouldn’t be *too hard* on the man, Patu – he could well surprise and be our next *PM* one day ❗

      Even Wayne reckons there are similarities……

      [Image deleted, distasteful and inappropriate – PG]

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  February 13, 2017

        Apologies PG…..I should have known better than listen to Wayne anyway.

        • Gezza

           /  February 13, 2017

          Still no hoochie coochie from the hoochie coochie man? You haven’t said ….

  6. lurcher1948

     /  February 13, 2017

    Could be the last term of “boss hog”Dunne, YEE HAAA

  7. Brown

     /  February 13, 2017

    In the pic he looks a bit like Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown. Nothing in common otherwise I venture.

  8. David

     /  February 13, 2017

    There are an awful lot of ex union/Alliance people being selected, perhaps the broad church/big tent actually referred to different unions being welcome.

  9. artcroft

     /  February 13, 2017

    From the photo I’d say Labour in Ohariu are getting straight to work under-mining their candidate. These guys should be given a silver star for their work. Only gold star Poto scores better.

  10. lurcher1948

     /  February 13, 2017

    Your typical sad sack who posts on farrars blog ,he probably lives on steward island Introducing
    oldpark

    Another trade union carpet bagger standing for Ohariu. Seems Little’s puppet masters are pulling the strings,more and more. Other than disruption,wonder what type of service can the trade union carpet bagger give to hard working voters in Ohariu.
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    You go OConnor get rid of Dunny then RED my dog dosnt need to run

  11. Auto_Immune

     /  February 13, 2017

    Labour probably realises O’Connor is their best chance to flip more Dunne (and Brett Hudson) voters across. I’m guessing the Greens will still stand a candidate. Despite campaigning for the party vote only, they will suck thousands of electorate votes, potentially being the difference between O’Connor and Dunne getting elected.

    As a Ohariu voter myself, I’m genuinely undecided at this stage; Greg O’Connor needs to push a least of policies that would have a material difference to a wide part of the electorate… Dunne did that with Transmission Gully for example.

  12. I am registered in Ohariu as well. I have no intention of voting for Dunne as a candidate and will not vote for a former union representative on principle. My two major areas of dissent with Dunne is his failure to act decisively on the question of medical use of drugs as well as his failure to support the amendments to the RMA that have caused negative consequences to wealth creation, the fuel that runs the economy. He also is guilty of not speaking up forcefully on immigration management and the politicisation of the Public Service.

    Brett Hudson has maintained contact with many Ohariu voters and has participated in a lot of community activities, he will not represent Ohariu for National as he is contesting a Hutt seat, mores the pity. I have seen nothing yet about National intentions though the meeting tonight in Khandallah may give a clue. I would support a strong National candidate purely on the results of their management of the economy and their overall results on the global scene. We (NZ) have a great PR image at present, that is good, however we have to get our water management, housing, and welfare strategies up to date and working. Our MSM have lost the plot and are not helpful in making any decisions by voters.

    • Blazer

       /  February 13, 2017

      As has been pointed out many times,Natz management of the economy is nothing spectacular…the current S&P rating of AA has been consistent for the last 15 years.Australia the ‘non’ rockstar economy,enjoys…a AAA rating.Its called perception and ….reality…Col.

      • So , Blazer, how is the alternative going to rate if they win power?

        • Blazer

           /  February 13, 2017

          nothing to worry about Col…their record as sound economic managers make the present admin look like ..beginners.The times they are a changin’…slowly but surely,the ludicrous inequality gap,demands addressing.The Natz have turned NZ into a tax haven and an economy based on immigration,and the problem is their irresponsible…’kick the can down the road’ on the hard issues is a millstone for future generations.

  13. I hear Labour are pushing him to stop all the talk about ‘arming ALL frontline cops’.. not on their agenda !

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