2009 Kiwiblog Awards

December 7th, 2009 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

Yes it is time for the annual . The categories are:

  1. MP of the Year
  2. Labour MP of the Year
  3. National MP of the Year
  4. Minor Party MP of the Year
  5. Press Gallery Journalist of the Year
  6. Public Servant of the Year

Make your nominations below, and then I’ll announce the finalists and run a poll in each category. These are all positive awards – for the best person in each category.

2008 winners are not eligible to be nominees for 2009. Here are the 2008 and 2007 winners for each category.

  1. MP of the Year – Rodney Hide (2008), John Key (2007)
  2. Labour MP of the Year – Winston Peters, Phil Goff
  3. National MP of the Year – John Key, Bill English
  4. Minor Party MP of the Year – Rodney Hide, Heather Roy
  5. Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Audrey Young, Fran O’Sullivan
  6. Public Servant of the Year – Owen Glenn, Kevin Brady
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40 Responses to “2009 Kiwiblog Awards”

  1. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Damn hard. All people in all categories from one to six generally give rise to no other feeling apart from severe nausea or simmering anger.

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  2. gravedodger (1,570 comments) says:

    1 John Boscowan just gets on with it and ignors the MSM white ants
    2 Phill Goff his work on behalf of the government deserve reward again
    3 Judith Collins one of very few showing results and displaying strength
    4 Bill and/or Ben
    5 they are a most pathetic bunch and should not be encouraged to believe otherwise
    6 Don Brash for showing a way out of the excrement we are in. Maybe a merit award for the one who saw the right thing to do with Salinger

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  3. big bruv (14,156 comments) says:

    1. Judith Collins
    2. Kelvin Davis
    3. Judith Collins
    4. John Boscowan
    5. Nobody, they are all fucking useless
    6. Don Brash

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  4. Vinick (217 comments) says:

    MP of the Year – John Boscawen
    Labour MP of the Year – Kelvin Davis
    National MP of the Year – Judith Collins
    Minor Party MP of the Year – John Boscawen
    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Patrick Gower
    Public Servant of the Year – Don Brash

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  5. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,920 comments) says:

    1. Steven Joyce
    2. Kelvin Davis
    3. Steven Joyce
    4. John Bascowan
    5. John Armstrong
    5. Margaret Baesley

    You should introduce a new category for political blogger of the year. My vote would go to Whaleoil who has broken some exceedingly juicy stories.

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  6. scanner (340 comments) says:

    1. MP of the Year Sue Bradford for quitting
    2. Labour MP of the Year Jim Anderton for being a list MP on more money
    3. National MP of the Year Everyone of them for backing ShonKey to the end on the ETS
    4. Minor Party MP of the Year Roger Douglas because he’s entitled to it
    5. Press Gallery Journalist of the Year None they are all bottom feeders
    6. Public Servant of the Year Tie Margaret Beazly & Don Brash – honest and value for money

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  7. Richard (97 comments) says:

    1: John Key
    2:
    3 Paula Bennet
    4:
    5:
    6: Don Brash

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  8. Manolo (14,065 comments) says:

    1.
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    5.
    6. Don Brash

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  9. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    MP of the Year: Tim Groser (free trade agreements will have huge benefit for NZ)
    Labour MP of the Year: Phil Twyford (noisy and gets noticed – good for opposition)
    National MP of the Year: Steven Joyce (the effective superglue that holds together National’s strategy)
    Minor Party MP of the Year: John Boscawen (work on finance companies and child smacking)
    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year: Audrey Young (consistently good)
    Public Servant of the Year: Justice Peter Salmon (Royal Commission into Akl Governance)

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  10. alex Masterley (1,523 comments) says:

    1. Judith Collins
    2. David Shearer
    3. Steven Joyce
    4. Rodney Hide
    5.
    6. John Whitehead.

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  11. JeffW (327 comments) says:

    I can’t decide between Bill English and John Key for Labour MP of the year.

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  12. Mudwatcher (11 comments) says:

    MP of the Year. Bill English, for staying in the news as member for Double Dipton
    Labour MP of the Year. David Shearer for winning so strongly in Mt Albert.
    National MP Richard Worth out without a fight, having more to lose and protect than your run of the mill electorate mp.
    Minor Party MP. Metiria Turei for pushing Sue Bradford aside
    Press Gallery Journalist.Jane Clifton, for regaining her wit.
    Public Servant of the Year. Margaret Beazley

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  13. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Stephen Joyce….???????

    For fuck’s sake. The man is a complete fucking menace. A political neophyte with no perception of what really matters politically. Like John Key, a wealthy socialist (the worst kind) who bought his way into the National party at the expense of those who may have had some real ideas.

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  14. Inventory2 (10,432 comments) says:

    1: Tim Groser
    2: Rick Barker (for reminding the electorate why it voted Labour out)
    3: Judith “Crusher” Collins
    4: John Boscawen
    5: Audrey Young (even if she won in 2008)
    6: John Whitehead

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  15. Monty (980 comments) says:

    MP of the Year – Rodney Hide for work on Auckland
    Labour MP of the Year – Phil Tyford – for being royally fucked over twice (maybe Trevor for his bike ride – the best thing any labour MP did all year)
    National MP of the Year – Tony Ryall – for making big inroads into sorting out the health sector
    Minor Party MP of the Year Rodney Hide – again for work on Auckland (or Sue Bradford for quitting)
    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Phil Kitchin
    Public Servant of the Year – Margaret Beazley

    I agree political Blogger category needed – I nominate Cam Slater – Whaleoil

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  16. William J (44 comments) says:

    6. Lockwood Smith – not really a public servant – but doing the public a real favour by being a great Speaker of the House.

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  17. gravedodger (1,570 comments) says:

    Isn’t it Dame Margaret Bazely. I just hate it when people can’t spell my name correctly

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  18. WilliamPitt (25 comments) says:

    1) Kevin Hague
    2) Grant Robertson
    3) Chester Borrows
    4) Peter Dunne
    5) Patrick Gower
    6) Judge Andrew Bercroft

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  19. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    I’ve changed my mind on behalf of Redbaiter’s cogent argument above. My answers are now:

    1. Redbaiter
    2. Redbaiter
    3. Redbaiter
    4. Redbaiter
    5. Redbaiter
    6. Russell Fletcher

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  20. MajorBloodnok (361 comments) says:

    1. MP of the Year – John Boscowen for keeping to principles in the face of National quisling leadership
    2. Labour MP of the Year – Chris Carter for reminding us why Labour is dangerous near taxpayers’ money
    3. National MP of the Year – Noone since none are willing to stand up to Nick Smith and John Key re climate change foolishness
    4. Minor Party MP of the Year – John Boscowen
    5. Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Ian Wishart for doing investigative journalism, especially on ETS and climate change
    6. Public Servant of the Year – John Whitehead for telling Bill English the true state of the economy (not a word-mincer). Don Brash too, but he was a consultant, rather than a public servant.

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  21. starboard (2,551 comments) says:

    1. Crusher Collins

    2.

    3. Steven Joyce

    4. John Boscowan

    5. Ian Wishart

    6. John Whitehead

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  22. Tauhei Notts (1,747 comments) says:

    1. Tim Groser
    2.

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  23. Tauhei Notts (1,747 comments) says:

    1. Tim Groser.
    2. Mallard, to remind us why we voted them out.
    3. That westy woman, Bennett I think.
    4. Sir Roger Douglas, highly recommended is John Boscowen.
    5. Colin Espiner.
    6. Dame Margaret Bazley (spelling?). Highly recommended is John Whitehead.

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  24. calendar girl (1,265 comments) says:

    1. Lockwood Smith
    2. David Shearer
    3. Tim Groser
    4. John Boscowan
    5. Jane Clifton
    6. Margeret Bazley

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  25. right on roger (3 comments) says:

    1. Sir Roger Douglas – go the radical alternative man!
    2. as above (couldn’t think of any current Labour MPs I actually like)
    3. John Key for proving the real characteristics of a ‘Hollow Man’
    4. John Boscawen for being principled on just about anything.
    5. does Pattrick Smellie count?
    6. Dame Margaret Bazley

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  26. Whaleoil (767 comments) says:

    1. Judith Collins
    2. John Key
    3. Judith Collins
    4. Phil Goff
    5. Patrick Gower
    6. Dame Margaret Bazley

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  27. RRM (10,020 comments) says:

    1. Paula Bennett
    for revealing personal info. on members of the public in order to silence their criticisms. IMHO this is huge, and scary.

    2. Melissa Lee
    for bringing Sth Akl Maori to Mt Albert to steal your TV au (and bringing Labour heaps of votes in the process.)

    3. Crusher Collins
    for unworkable Boy racer legislation, especially the cruising law. (Car enthusiasts, unlike Uni students, should not be free to associate.)

    4. Hone Harawira
    for sticking his head above the ramparts and saying what he thinks. We need more of this. Just less racism plz.

    5.?

    6. John Key for sensible response to the hysterical smacking referendum.

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  28. RRM (10,020 comments) says:

    5. Redbaiter – for telling us all what to think about politics since 10:01am, if not before. Would fit right in.

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  29. Angus (536 comments) says:

    5. RRM – for his greasy cowering to race pimps, his paranoid fantasy about a pending Christian final solution, and . . last but not least, his relativism and equivocation over having sex with dead people.

    A one-man vanguard of social “progress”.

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  30. RRM (10,020 comments) says:

    When people on KB start liking me I’ll be concerned, Angus. Thanks for your attention and good to see you’ve been reading.

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  31. stu-tron (45 comments) says:

    1 Lockwood Smith
    2 ?
    3 Tim Grosser
    4 Phil Goff??…will have to wait for 2011 for that one
    5 Doug Armstrong
    6 Margaret Beazley

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  32. Gooner (995 comments) says:

    1. Melissa Lee – a stunning year.
    2. Nick Smith – best MP Labour could ever want.
    3. Anyone who comes out and says they are against the ETS.
    4. Sue Bradford – for retiring.
    5. Whale Oil – he does the media’s job for them and they still get paid!
    6. Jim Salinger – for his assistance into putting into public the “Climate Change” con.

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  33. Chuck Bird (4,924 comments) says:

    1. MP of the Year – John Boscowen – The most honest one, come along and hear him speak tonight. He will answer your questions and not sidestep them.
    2. Labour MP of the Year – Shane Jones
    3. National MP of the Year – Judith Collins
    4. Minor Party MP of the Year – John Boscowen
    5. Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Ian Wishart
    6. Public Servant of the Year – Margaret Beazley

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  34. TripeWryter (716 comments) says:

    MP of the Year – Lockwood Smith
    Labour MP of the Year – pass
    National MP of the Year – Simon William English — not the trougher the media made him out to be; steadiness and good grace while under sometimes-abusive fire.
    Minor Party MP of the Year – Heather Roy — she should be in National.
    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Jane Clifton
    Public Servant of the Year – Dame Margaret Bazley. Her report on legal aid might have been short of facts, but it’s fair to say that for a septuagenarian she can still deliver a hefty punch.

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  35. Hawkeye (7 comments) says:

    1. MP of the Year – Gerry Brownlee – good debater, doesn’t back down, is the go-to guy for unfashionable issues like mining.
    2. Labour MP of the Year – Phil Goff – yes he blundered a bit, but also held the govt to account for all the stupid things it did, like buying the Maori Party’s support for a stupid ETS.
    3. National MP of the Year – Gerry Brownlee.
    4. Minor Party MP of the Year – Roger Douglas – VSM Bill could make a positive difference to tens of thousands of students’ lives.
    5. Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Fran O’Sullivan. Espiner, Clifton etc are eternally negative fence-sitters, anxious to avoid ever praising a particular party, merely arrogantly criticising all and sundry.
    6. Public Servant of the Year – Don Brash – his resilience and politeness in the face of outrageous personal attacks is commendable. Always keeps his cool. And his taskforce report was excellent – criticisms that it was politically untenable were somewhat unfair – e.g. he avoided advocating flat tax, or capital gains. But people chose to ignore these things.

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  36. NeillR (351 comments) says:

    1. Simon Power – dismantling the justice system and rebuilding it piece by wonderful piece.
    2. Phil Goff – he’s done more for National than any politician since Cullen.
    3. Lockwood Smith, with an honourable mention to Judith Collins and Tony Ryall. Oh and Westie.
    4. Tariana Turia – has operated behidn the scenes and is just getting on with helping run the country. Other politicians should take note.
    5. Fran O’Sullivan. Daylight second.
    6. Paul Henry – “that is a moustache on a lady”. Prepared to say what we’re thinking.

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  37. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    MP of the Year – Chris Finlayson
    Labour MP of the Year – Trevor Mallard
    National MP of the Year – Lockwood Smith
    Minor Party MP of the Year – John Boscawen
    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Phil Kitchin (if he’s not technically eligible, Patrick Gower)
    Public Servant of the Year – John Whitehead. Telling truth to power requires courage, Telling it what it wants to hear requires Margaret Bazley.

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  38. Haiku Dave (265 comments) says:

    well done to sushi
    for recanting, it won’t do
    to question russell

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  39. Tui (28 comments) says:

    1.MP of the Year – Annette King
    2.Labour MP of the Year – Phil Twyford
    3.National MP of the Year – Simon Power
    4.Minor Party MP of the Year – Kevin Hague
    5.Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Vernon Small
    6.Public Servant of the Year – Bob Buckle, Chair, Tax Working Group (unpaid for the work done)

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