Brownlee, Brownlee, Brownlee

Was it a slow news day yesterday, or was the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as new Minister of Foreign Affairs big news.

Whichever, Brownlee features prominently in Stuff political news.

Live: Brownlee new Foreign Minister
Nikki Kaye to be Minister for Education, Gerry Brownlee Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Brownlee to take on foreign affairs
PM Bill English has announced his new Cabinet and it’s Gerry Brownlee that won the battle for foreign affairs.

Brickbats and bouquets for Brownlee
Gerry Brownlee exits Christchurch a controversial, contrary figure
Six and a half years after it started, one of the more remarkable tenures in New Zealand politics is over. Next week, Gerry Brownlee will no longer be in charge of the Christchurch rebuild. He is relinquishing all of his ministerial roles except one to become the next foreign affairs minister.

Brownlee’s paradoxical legacy
Christchurch reacts to Gerry Brownlee relinquishing rebuild job

Brownlee’s promotion the easy call
For all his “bluntness” and an occasional diplomatic gaffe – anyone remember how he thought Finnish people were uneducated and disrespectful? – Gerry Brownlee was the safest choice Prime Minister Bill English could make when he was looking for someone to replace Murray McCully in foreign affairs.

Brownlee recalibrates for role
Brownlee switches from combative to diplomatic as he prepares for new role.

If he’s like most Foreign Ministers Brownlee will now virtually disappear overseas.

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3 Comments

  1. One of a kind

     /  April 25, 2017

    Of course it is big news. Everything about Little Gerry is big.

    Larger than life is our new FM and I’m sure he will do well in his job.

  2. Blazer

     /  April 25, 2017

    Barger Brownlee is the Natz version of …Jonathan Hunt,big….and useless.

  3. Gezza

     /  April 25, 2017

    It’s kind of hard to imagine Gerry disappearing. I saw him on Aljaz tv posing for photos with EU Defence Ministers last year. He was in the back row, but let’s just say he certainly stood out. The others all looked puny by comparison.