Rudd to address NZ Parliament

June 15th, 2010 at 4:48 pm by David Farrar

has just announced that will visit on 29th of June for talks on progressing the for and NZ.

The PMs always meet up annually, but what is unusual is that Rudd has been invited to address the House of Representatives – the first foreign leader to do so.

This seems quite a smart move to me – emphasises the special relationship between the two countries.

Will try and pop into the gallery to see this.

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24 Responses to “Rudd to address NZ Parliament”

  1. Swiftman the infidel (329 comments) says:

    Unless he’s gone by Wednesday…

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  2. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    Why bother? He’s nothing but a puffed up little bullshitter who has been labelled by his own media as a ‘gutless wonder.’

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  3. Lucia Maria (2,428 comments) says:

    Is this John Key’s way of trying to prop Rudd up?

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  4. Fale Andrew Lesa (473 comments) says:

    Ah, I guess that means that there is no difference between Kevin Rudd and John Key then?

    :D

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  5. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    Rudd? Or Gillard?

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  6. GMDI (70 comments) says:

    OH NO, I sense a Jonah Brown moment coming on. That gutless, lying turd will sink our recovery if he starts banging on about the economy

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  7. Chicken Little (741 comments) says:

    Maybe JK could take some ETS advice from the Ruddster?

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  8. Blue Coast (165 comments) says:

    F..K what a way to spend my birthday. Listerning to him. FFS

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  9. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Chicken Little – found this out for you re ETS meetings (I think it was you asking?)

    here are 3 meetings to be held in the main centres

    1. Auckland: 22 June (Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, 50 Mayoral Drive)
    2. Christchurch: 23 June (Conference Room, Christchurch Town Hall, Kilmore Street)
    3. Wellington: 30 June (Ballroom, Duxton Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington)

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  10. lastmanstanding (1,297 comments) says:

    Bad move JK You dont want to be seen with a failed about to be rolled Prime Minister. better to wait until the thin lipped one is installed and even better to wait until after the OZ elections.

    Winners dont associate with losers

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  11. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Probably here to announce the renunciation of the ETS. Key ain’t got the nuts to fly in the face of the man with the crooked smile.

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  12. Chicken Little (741 comments) says:

    Thanks RightNow – someone else I know that has been talking to his office too said they got a partial list this afternoon, so I guess the meetings aren’t secret anymore. I’m going to attempt to get to at least a couple of them and I encourage anyone else who thinks National is making a mistake with the ETS to go along and have your say whether they like it or not.

    Weird though how just yesterday they were not confirmed, date or times, so Herr Smiths office said and then today there the three main centres all done and dusted.

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

    The NZ Parliament – the only people in the world stupid enough to pay any heed to Kevin Rudd.

    I’m sure Brownlee will have to be taken out of the Chamber in a faint if Rudd mentions his “40% mining super tax” and Key will be hoping he repeats his “greatest moral challenge of our time” line about an ETS. Never mind that both those policies are the nails in the coffin of Rudd’s career.

    Will try and pop into the gallery to see this.

    Bring NoDoze. And a neck pillow just in case.

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  14. wikiriwhis business (4,002 comments) says:

    I’ve been saying this for years.

    Economic unity with OZ is coming.

    Happened in Europe, yet people still don’t think it will happen here.

    I hear quiet.

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  15. the deity formerly known as nigel6888 (852 comments) says:

    Perhaps he could explain “ratfucking” while he is over here.

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  16. MIKMS (167 comments) says:

    Where would he stand/sit? its quite small room…

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  17. coge (190 comments) says:

    Rudd’s under pressure. Like all stressed Labor PM’s he had a lolly scramble, a paid parental leave press conference today. Then he will court a minority group to get votes. This time it’s Kiwis. But it’s all in vain, he is likely to get rolled when he is out of the country.

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

    It would be funny if the first thing that happened to him as soon as he returns would be to get kicked out as Party leader. That’s a foreign visit even Barky would find counter-productive.

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  19. BlairM (2,339 comments) says:

    Surely it would be more productive to have Tony Abbott speak to the NZ Parliament, since he’s going to be the one running things come the Spring?

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  20. The Silent Majority (88 comments) says:

    Chicken Little,
    If that partial list your friend got of the Nick Smith “sell the ETS” meetings has meetings in addition to the 3 main centres, can you post it here please?

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  21. real independent (30 comments) says:

    Rudd will anounce plans to stand for Labour in the Te Atatu electorate in the 2011 election.

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  22. Chicken Little (741 comments) says:

    TSM – the only other meetings anyone seems to know about are

    Otorohanga – last night

    Te Aroha – Tonight.

    So there either aren’t going to be 30 ( wonder why?) meetings or some are still not suitable to tell us peasants about.

    My personal feelings are that Smith is stacking these meetings with people like DPF who don’t really seem to understand, or don’t want to, how shaky the ‘science’ these guys are pushing is.

    At the end of the ‘process’ he will declare victory and issue a few press releases about how we all really want to be taxed more. And thats exactly what they’ll do.

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  23. simpleton (228 comments) says:

    Chicken Little , check out me on General Debate, and catch Krazykiwi too, He should not mind and so more info.

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  24. Jeremy Harris (319 comments) says:

    View it as a George Bush and Tony Blair relationship…

    Don’t matter what the party views are it’s is the status between the countries that matters…

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