Albany Meet the Candidates Meeting

September 22nd, 2010 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

I’m in Auckland this afternoon, and going to an Albany Meet the Candidates Meeting. With Williams and Whale both invited to speak, it should be great fun. Come along, if you are free.

It starts at 5 pm in the Dove Theatre at Kristin School (cnr of Rosedale Road and 360 Albany Highway), Albany.

The meeting will hear from mayoral candidates, Albany ward candidates and Upper Harbour board candidates.

Mayor Williams has been talking it up on my Facebook page:

Well, well, well. What happened to tonight at the Albany Candidates meeting at Paremoremo village? He was a no show. Didn’t turn up. Maybe being that close to a prison was a bit too scarey for Slater, being a convicted criminal as he is now. Or perhaps his WINZ benefit doesn’t stretch as far as petrol al…l the way from Howick to Paremoremo. Maybe he’ll have enough money for petrol to come to Albany tomorrow night. But then again???

Actually the answer quite simply was that Cameron wasn’t invited to speak at the Paremoremo meeting.

Incidentally I checked the timing, and looks like the Facebook post was made just after midnight – the traditional time for e-mails and texts from the Mayor – and now Facebook posts.

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21 Responses to “Albany Meet the Candidates Meeting”

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

    I hope Cameron asks the Tree Pisser how much of my rates he’s spent so far on council funded cars, petrol, e-mails and suchlike, unlawfully electioneering ‘the Labour Way.’

    Yes David, judging by the spelling and other little things, I’d say this one was fueled by a mixture of pinot followed by shiraz.

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  2. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    He’s a nasty little drunk that North Shore Mayor.

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  3. dime (9,977 comments) says:

    My god. Thats our Mayor ffs! Thats the sort of statement i expect to see from dirtbags like myself online. Not from a sitting mayor. what a disgrace.

    I dont even like whale. Half tempted to vote for him though, just to piss this guy off.

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  4. Sam (502 comments) says:

    Between Williams and the Slater, entertaining, sure, but my God what a choice to be faced with…

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  5. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    Yip Dime, one just never knows who you’re really voting for. So much for a bit of dignity, the guy is a disgrace and Whale needs to remove him.

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  6. ttibbs (22 comments) says:

    Great, another meeting which is supposed to be for the people of Albany hijacked by a bunch of knobs who don’t live in the area and are only interested in themselves. Slater included.
    DPF – will you be gracing the rest of Auckland’s wards with your presence, or are you just keen to fuel the farce?

    [DPF: I go where I am invited]

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  7. Le Grande Fromage (145 comments) says:

    This guy is more suited to be mayor of Liquorland than Auckland.

    I love his late night schedule;

    1. Two bottels of red consumed – check
    2. Rub one out to internet porn – check
    3. Empty bladder on the shrubbery – check
    4. Abbusive non sensical rant by text or social media – check
    5. Collapse in an alcoholic coma – check

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  8. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    shock, horror – someone used an electronic device after midnight!

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  9. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    The people of the North Shore have a lot of explaining to do. That they elected an insomniac angry drunken dwarf to their top political office says they were either grossly misled, or masochists.

    Off-his-facebook is more accurate.

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  10. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Williams is simply too clever for his own good. Which will be his undoing soon.

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  11. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    Wouldn’t it be grand, that Whale got in.
    I don’t think council meetings would be the same for a while.

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  12. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    Between Williams and the Slater, entertaining, sure, but my God what a choice to be faced with…

    There are other options.

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  13. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    Mayor Williams has been talking it up on my Facebook page:

    Shit DPF, are you getting desperate for Facebook friends?

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  14. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    “The post is not available anymore.”

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  15. tankyman (116 comments) says:

    The drunk mayor is too gutless to even leave the post there. I see he has deleted it – prob after reading this on Kiwiblog. Nice to see he stands behind what he says.

    A vote for Whale to keep the buggers honest.

    Pity you didnt get a screenshot.

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  16. All_on_Red (1,584 comments) says:

    I hope Whale asks Williams if hes done a deal with Brown to be Deputy Mayor

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  17. Fot (252 comments) says:

    I urge you all to vote for both Williams and Slater, imagine how much fun it will be for the next three years.

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  18. ttibbs (22 comments) says:

    DPF – Who by? Not by a concerned Albany resident interested in hearing what their candidates will deliver, I’ll bet. You’re not going there in the interests of Albany or Auckland, but purely so you have a ring-side seat for the latest attempt to bait Williams. Then you can scurry back to your computer and write gleefully about how funny it all was. It’s childish and pathetic, and makes a complete mockery of the election. The one silver lining is that the antics of the travelling circus are apparently damaging Banks’ popularity on the Shore.

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  19. tankyman (116 comments) says:

    @ ttibbs – Damaging Banks popularity on the Shore: Yeah Right !

    As for baiting Williams – you dont need to bait him – that moron throws himself on the hook – his facebook post being a perfect example.

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  20. MikeE (555 comments) says:

    “Mayor Williams has been talking it up on my Facebook page”

    I blocked him after repeated requests, and telling him to fuck off. and I accept and I click yes to anything usually on there..

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

    Good lord… I’d heard about these drunken late night outpourings of vitriol but till you actually read the text it’s all a bit theoretical. He has to be the nastiest, yet most cowardly, person to enter politics since Ron Mark.

    And Aucklanders have already elected him to high office??? Are you all drunk up there or what? :-P

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