Turei promoted as ‘New Zealander of the Year’

It appears that there is a campaign to promote Metiria Turei as New Zealander of the Year.

This is unusual given that Turei has only come to prominence over the past month, and in that time she has precipitated chaos in the Green Party.

She has also made a dramatic recovery of the Labour Party’s chances in the election, so perhaps she deserves credit for that, our democracy was weak when Labour was weak.


2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards.

• 41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title.
• There has been a surge in nominations for former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei since her resignation.
• Other nominated New Zealanders for 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year include:
o Peter Burling – Team New Zealand helmsman
o Mark Dunajtschik – Wellington Children’s Hospital benefactor
o Nicky Hager – author
o Heather Henare – Skylight CEO and former CEO of Women’s Refuge New Zealand
o Mike King – mental health advocate
o Nigel Latta – psychologist and author
o Jono Pryor – television and radio personality

After nominations close on 18 September 2017, a judging panel – comprising representatives of awards patrons, presenters, sponsors, community leaders and independent experts – will evaluate the nominations. The shortlist of 10 candidates to be considered for the New Zealander of the Year Award will be announced in December.

Not sure why Turei gets a special mention there.

No mention of a surge for Andrew Little. While Turei precipitated his stepping down as Labour leader, his going quickly and gracefully made it possible for Jacinda Ardern to take over with gusto.

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23 Comments

  1. Not having actually done anything except admitting to breaking the law how would she qualify for anything but imprisonment?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 11, 2017

      If I was also on the list-haha-I could well consider taking myself off it as a protest.

      I suppose that someone will propose-damn, the name’s gone, the man who had Blue Chip-as a candidate.

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  2. Corky

     /  August 11, 2017

    Metiria Turei

    Jono Pryor – television and radio personality

    Some submitters like taking the piss.

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  3. Blazer

     /  August 11, 2017

    I don’t think she will win.

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  4. sorethumb

     /  August 11, 2017

    I didn’t realise Stephanie Rodgers was part of a PR firm.

    Maybe they are trying to manipulate the public perception of MT to keep the left on track?

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  5. Gezza

     /  August 11, 2017

    I’m surprised nobody’s nominated Kitty for services to English literature, good grammar & occasionally saying weird things on blogs.

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  6. Brown

     /  August 11, 2017

    Hitler got man of the year, Fat Boy in NK has been man of the year since he was old enough to kill off his competitors, Lenin remains in excellent condition because he was near perfect and even germs are afraid of him. If every dog has its day the size of Turia’s ego will probably require she be deluded dimwit of the decade.

    This nomination proves that we have mentally deficient people walking among us and even voting.

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    • Gezza

       /  August 11, 2017

      That’s a bit harsh.Tariana got a damehood as I recall. Don’t think she deserves that Browny.

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      • Brown

         /  August 11, 2017

        Sorry, typo. I meant Turei. So many troughers, so little time. One gets confused what?

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        • Gezza

           /  August 11, 2017

          No worries. 👍🏼 Looks like we have might have the odd mentally deficient person posting here too?

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    • alloytoo

       /  August 11, 2017

      To be fair, as Snopes points out Time’s Man of the year isn’t necessarily for good things.

      I suspect New Zealander of the year should be though.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 11, 2017

        I must say that one does tend to think of ‘Man/Woman of the Year’ as being a good thing to be.

        Brown’s Christianity doesn’t stop him being judgemental and assuming the worst of people, does it ?

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  7. sorethumb

     /  August 11, 2017

    Metiria was poisoned by white men and the MSM (controlled by white men). Luckily supporters took Metiria away and tended her carefully at the Lesbian Herbal Collective, where she grew in strength (and smoked some weed) and then she RETURNED like Bodacia. The left got behind her and hacked the electronic voting system, whereby the the election results were turned around so they got 95.1% of the vote.

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  8. @MW..good grief OR “Good Job” (2nd prize)

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  9. I think it’s great that Turei has been nominated. The more her name is in the public domain between now and the election, the better. James Shaw might think differently, but that’s HIS problem 😎

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