Nandor appointed to Arts Council

July 28th, 2009 at 5:25 pm by David Farrar

has announced:

Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today the appointment of former Member of Parliament and the reappointments of Pele Walker and Michael Prentice to the Creative New Zealand Arts Board.

I can’t believe how many Labour and Green people are being appointed to positions. I’m not complaining (except about Cullen’s one) but it is such a change.

If this keeps up, I expect a future Labour/Green Government to appoint me to the Board of the Reserve Bank!

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19 Responses to “Nandor appointed to Arts Council”

  1. hubris (213 comments) says:

    I can’t believe how many Labour and Green people are being appointed to positions.

    They’ll need another one to replace Bennett soon.

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  2. Manolo (12,637 comments) says:

    John Key’s much vaunted “jobs machine” in action. Politicians rubbing each other’s back (and collecting money for little work in the process).

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  3. Kapital (123 comments) says:

    “I can’t believe how many Labour and Green people are being appointed to positions. ”

    it because that is where the talented people are perhaps

    That said Christopher Finlayson isn’t a bad bloke for a Tory

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  4. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    As long as there are pointless things such as Arts Councils, there will always be idealistic busybodies to fill the posts. Like death and taxes.

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  5. Buggerlugs (1,609 comments) says:

    I suppose it’s easier to say “no” to a Labour or Green appointee asking for more money than it is to a National one. Or “shut the fuck up”. Or “you’re fired.”

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  6. PaulL (5,776 comments) says:

    I doubt there are all that many National types who had the talent to do that job, or who particularly wanted it. I’m pretty sure that if there were some strong candidates that Nandor wouldn’t have gotten the job. I do recall both sides of parliament thinking he was a pretty decent bloke who worked pretty hard, so if you’re going to appoint a greenie it isn’t a bad place to start.

    I’d also rather a greenie (who might think that much of this stuff is a waste of money that would be better spent mitigating global warming or buying insulation or something) than a Labourite who thinks that there is some god given right for all artists to be able to pursue their dreams with no consequences. What ever happened to starving artists, I ask you.

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  7. bringbackthebiff (106 comments) says:

    hubris, check yourself before you wreck yourself fool.

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/content/people-should-stop-talking-labour-mps

    You might all like to think Bennett was naive, but like we all know it aint hard to outfox Labour at the moment. Consider yourself pwned

    Cheers to WOBH

    BBTB

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  8. big bruv (12,380 comments) says:

    This is sickening, I really hooped that Neville Key would have cleaned up all this jobs for the boys corruption.

    I have nothing but contempt for 99% of our politicians and total contempt for those who are their apologists.

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  9. clintheine (1,560 comments) says:

    Another useless Government Quango. Good to see that when John said the last Government was inept that he really meant he trusted them and liked them all to have cushy jobs after he swept them out of power. National plays the politics game as well as Labour. If it was a Government who really gave a toss for the taxpayers, these sorts of quangos would disappear and we’d replace all these chummy bureaucrats with tax cuts and small government.

    Boo and Hiss to all the Nats who think that electing another of the statists to leach off the taxpayers is a good idea.

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  10. H Stewart (29 comments) says:

    “If this keeps up, I expect a future Labour/Green Government to appoint me to the board of the reserve bank! ”
    Yeah right ! David, I wouldn’t rule out an apointment to the Artificial Limb Board New Zealand from a Labour/Green government though

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  11. lilman (673 comments) says:

    Mr Key, you take note now ok!!!!!!!!!

    3 family members plus partners at home for tea last night.
    All voted National or act( 1 for act),3 of them were past labour voters.
    All of us , all six were totally stunned by your performance ,or lack of it since coming into government.
    Anti- smacking, tazers,dpb law and order,drugs and recession were all discussed.

    Nandor , a bloody drug supporter,user, A bloody druggy.
    Shit John your weak, getting weaker by the day.
    All of us were angry at the lack of conviction to change,to tackle the problems ,not just window dressing that your doing.

    A BLOODY DRUG SUPPORTER/USER, WHAT A JOKE JOHN, NOW HES ON THE STATE TIT AND WE ARE PAYING FOR IT.

    Have some balls, we are trying to raise our children here, FFFFFFFFFFFF…………………………..SAKE.

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  12. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    “John Key’s much vaunted “jobs machine” in action. Politicians rubbing each other’s back (and collecting money for little work in the process)”.

    Like Brash you mean..

    “Nandor , a bloody drug supporter,user, A bloody druggy”. Like Phil -ofit a real work of Art…

    At least Nandor is not worried about his declared income… like other bludgers.

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  13. Poliwatch (335 comments) says:

    Good thinking JK. Keep the lefties/greenies in the trough with their mouths full of shit and they won’t cause any trouble. Nandor will have to think twice about speaking out otherwise he fears losing that one thing treasured by all lefties/greenies – a free lunch.

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  14. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,681 comments) says:

    What’s wrong David, is your overdraft too big for the BNZ?

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  15. tvb (3,945 comments) says:

    The Cullen appointment eased his exit from Parliament where he was proving to be a pest to the new Government.

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  16. wikiriwhis business (3,302 comments) says:

    Who remembers JK going behind his parties back and getting into bed with Helen over the child smacking law.

    THat was the sure sign nothing was going to change.

    Do you think somehow there really is a Nat/Lab coalition?????????????????????????

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  17. KiwiGreg (3,129 comments) says:

    Ask yourself, if Creative Arts New Zealand vanished overnight would you know? Would you care? Would there be more or less art in New Zealand? Would the quality go up or down?

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  18. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Key and National are too soft to be in government, its that simple.

    They’ll just rearrange the deckchairs and actually change nothing. Pula Bennet is another example of this. Tried to play it like Labour would have but forgot to be sneaky.

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  19. OTGO (457 comments) says:

    I agree with Murray. And thats the reason why we need a strong ACT presence in government.

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