Voting now open for 2010 Kiwiblog Awards

December 16th, 2010 at 2:30 pm by David Farrar

You can vote in the six categories in the sidebar. The nominees, based on those who got the most nominations are:

MP of the Year – a choice between PM John Key, Police & Corrections Minister Judith Collins and Health Minister Tony Ryall

Labour MP of the Year – the four most popular nominees were David Cunliffe, Phil Goff, Trevor Mallard an newbie Grant Robertson

National MP of the Year – a choice between four ministers – Judith Collins, Steven Joyce, Tony Ryall and new Minister Hekia Parata

Minor Party MP of the Year – a diverse range with United Future’s Peter Dunne, Green co-leader Metiria Turei and Rodney Hide and John Boscawen from ACT

Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – it’s a two way contest between the two TV political editors – One’s Guyon Espiner v Three’s Duncan Garner

Public Servant of the Year – Law Commission President Sir Geoffrey Palmer competes with Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Auditor-General Lyn Provost

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20 Responses to “Voting now open for 2010 Kiwiblog Awards”

  1. pareto (23 comments) says:

    MP of the Year –PM John Key

    Labour MP of the Year – David Cunliffe

    National MP of the Year – Tony Ryall

    Minor Party MP of the Year – Metiria Turei

    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Duncan Garner

    Public Servant of the Year –Bob Parker

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  2. Paul Gardner (25 comments) says:

    Three things bug me about this poll:

    1. Why do I have to go to the home page to vote? (the sidebar needs to appear on post pages too!);

    2. How can John Key appear in MP of the year but not in National MP of the year? (makes no sense at all!); and

    3. How can Judith Collins rate so high in MP of the year but so low against the other National MPs in National MP of the year?

    Ahhh… The vagaries of these sorts of polls

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  3. Monty (965 comments) says:

    All votes now registered – bitterly disappointed not to see the petulant Chris Carter as Labour MP of the year – so instead had to vote for Phil Goff – no one else is doing more to ensure a massive Labour defeat in 2011 that Goff.

    Dunan got my vote for his bitch-slap fight with Chris Carter.

    Judith is a shoo-in for Nat MP of the year

    Bob Parker for Public servant

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  4. James Stephenson (2,076 comments) says:

    Ah nuts, forgot to get my nominations in. Press Gallery Journo has to be whoever it was that asked DPF the “Who’s hottest?” question…

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  5. Pete George (23,149 comments) says:

    James, you could try asking DPF if that name is on the list, you might be able to vote for them.

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  6. Vinick (215 comments) says:

    Some great work here from John Boscawen.

    [only slightly off topic, as John is a nominee...]

    ACT To Launch Foreshore & Seabed Billboard

    ACT Deputy Leader John Boscawen will tomorrow unveil the first of two billboards that ACT will erect urging New Zealanders to draw a line in the sand against the Government’s Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill.

    “ACT has led the way in opposing this Bill in Parliament – outlining just how flawed this Bill is and causing other Parties to pull their support for it,” Mr Boscawen said.

    “Throughout the public submissions process the Maori Affairs Select Committee has also discovered that there is massive public opposition to this Bill. These billboards will help raise awareness of the issue and direct the public to where they can find further information.”

    ACT Foreshore & Seabed Billboard Launch; 400 Mt Wellington Highway, Auckland; 10am, December 17 2010.

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  7. Graeme Edgeler (3,273 comments) says:

    Bob Parker is a politician, not a public servant.

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  8. Nicola Wood (57 comments) says:

    You can vote in the six categories in the sidebar. The nominees, based on those who got the most nominations are:

    MP of the Year – Tony Ryall, for his ties.

    Labour MP of the Year – Trevor Mallard.

    National MP of the Year – Ryall

    Minor Party MP of the Year – Boscawen

    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – don’t those two collude enough to be the same person?

    Public Servant of the Year – Not Geoffrey Palmer!

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  9. Peter (1,653 comments) says:

    Fa’Afoi didn’t make the list?

    This wouldn’t happen at The Standard.

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  10. Nicholas O'Kane (168 comments) says:

    I vote for

    MP: John Key, continues to lead government at record high popularity despite downturn. Also presided over significant reform of tax system and changes to Forsehore and Seabed law.

    Labour MP: David Cunliffe by default. Trevor mallard did little except for the odd venemous attack. Phil goff made a few gaffes and continues to lead at low poll levels barely beating Helen Clark in prefferred PM polls so can’t be considered. Grant Robertson has a good reputation, but has not been in the public eye much and still hasn’t been promoted. David Cunliffe gets a few points for Labours economic policy moving leftwards and aldso the Shane Jones scandal leaves him next leader almost by default

    National MP: Tough choice. Tony Ryall does solid job in health and if it continues will deserve national MP one day, but still no major landmark achievement. Steven joyce got promoted to tertiary education and made progress on his roads and also broadband (not sure if in portfolio). Judith Collins may have crushed a few cars but don’t think she beats Hekia Parata for her excellent preformance in Mana and cabinet promotion, as well as chairing the Maori Affairs select comittee ( ithink) and thus doing important work on seabed and foreshore and relations with Maori Party. I’ll give it to hekia.

    Press gallery: As I don’t watch the news much I’ll let others decide here.

    Public Servant: Graeme Edglers right hes not a public servant but I’ll still pick Bob Parker. Come from behind election win after a good disaster response.

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  11. Fisiani (976 comments) says:

    MP has to be John Key . Superb handling of the economic revival and all the crises.
    Labour MP Grant Robertson (please tip him to be PM one day to ensure that kneecaps him)
    National MP Mr Smooth Tony Ryall.
    Minor Party MP Rodney Hide for getting Super Auckland through so smoothly.
    Press Duncan Garner for his pursuit of Carter
    Pulbic Service Lyn Provost for independance and integirity

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  12. Nicholas O'Kane (168 comments) says:

    I forgot Minor Party MP: John boscawen. Peter Dunne did little except get an income splitting Bill to a select comittee it won’t go far past, but may earn some points for tax switch (it falls in his portfolio) but don’t knw how important he was. Metira Turei and the Greens haven’t been visible much, unlike Act (although for the wrong reasons, which disqualifies Hide). John keeps his cool despite the tension in the party and gets promoted to deputy without putting a foot wrong.

    I ended up voting Duncan garner for pursuing carter now that Fisani reminds me of it. Had the pursuit not happened and been dressed down Chris Carter might not have comitted political suicide

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  13. nickb (3,673 comments) says:

    Geoffrey Palmer?!?!?!

    For fuck’s sake

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  14. Mike Readman (359 comments) says:

    How can the Police Minister be a nominee? The Police Minister never does anything. What I’d love to know is, why do we have a Police Minister?

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  15. jaba (2,092 comments) says:

    Key
    Robertson .. what a hopless lot to choose from
    Joyce .. tough choice
    Dunne
    Garner .. because Guyon only looks tough now that Dame Helen has gone .. he was a total soft cock when she was PM
    Provost

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  16. Chuck Bird (4,728 comments) says:

    Have nominations closed? I thought the voting did not start till next week.

    I was going to vote john Boscawen MP of the year when I got home. If someone else did he would have been equal to Collins and Ryall.

    They are both good people but it would have been interesting to see if John could have come second due to his opposition to the Foreshore and Seabed legislation plus all his hard work in other areas.

    Would anyone else have nominated John so that it was not just a contest between National MPs?

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  17. Rich Prick (1,599 comments) says:

    “Fa’Afoi didn’t make the list?

    This wouldn’t happen at The Standard.”

    Fresh meat never rates anywhere except in the Labour Party’s Standard, or in prison.

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  18. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    John Boscawen = just another Winston. Interesting sub-competition in the minor party category. Ie the public domain option was first mooted in 2005ish by Peter Dunne and was going to be implemented by Labour before Winston threw a tantie, and shot it out of the water so Winston could be the hero of the day by only agreeing to the seabed and foreshore being vested in the Crown, so he could have bragging rights. This was basically thumbing the nose at all of Maoridom hence the position we are in now.
    If John wins this category it’s a victory for rednecks only, certainly not commonsense.
    IE: Oh mi god, somebody whos not a white middleclass Baby-Boomer male might steal the foresk, I mean foreshore.
    Well they can have it. It’s mostly approx 2m from high tide and New Zealanders being New Zealanders there is more used condoms and Tui bottles than gold in them thar hills. I mean really, do we have to scrap about this in this day and age or can we all just get along.

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  19. suzie q (25 comments) says:

    MP of the Year – Tony Ryall

    Labour MP of the Year – Grant Robertson

    National MP of the Year – Tony Ryall

    Minor Party MP of the Year – Rodney Hide

    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Duncan Garner

    Public Servant of the Year – Bob Parker

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  20. Inky_the_Red (741 comments) says:

    How can Side show Bob be public servant of the year?

    First he is a Politician not a public servant.

    Second as soon as he won the election in Chch he disappeared to go on Holiday. He is a disgrace. Those voting for him clearly do not live in Chch

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