Hone has no excuse

June 1st, 2011 at 2:39 pm by David Farrar

NewstalkZB reports:

plans to appeal a decision that means he’s not eligible for any public funding for broadcasting during the election campaign.

The Electoral Commission released its funding allocations today but because the Mana Party didn’t exist when the deadline passed, it missed out any TV or radio time.

Mr Harawira says he’s disappointed because he got his party registration application in on time, but missed out on the funding allocation through no fault of his own.

“I don’t know that there are appeal options but just because we’re not sure doesn’t mean to say we won’t try. I’ll be advising our Party secretary this afternoon to lodge a formal appeal and to see how we get on. If we’re unsuccessful, we’ll move on,” he says.

The story is wrong and Hone is wrong. You can apply for an allocation, even if you are not registered, so long as you register before mid October.

And wrote on the previous thread:

… however, the Mana Party wasn’t shut out. You don’t have to be registered to apply for an allocation, and I sent Hone a message before the applications closed to try to make sure he knew he could apply to get one.

So Hone was told before the deadline that he could apply. He missed out because he did nothing. And oh yeah there is no appeal.

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52 Responses to “Hone has no excuse”

  1. queenstfarmer (782 comments) says:

    Well he can always appeal to his mum!

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  2. sthn.jeff (101 comments) says:

    He will get more air time from this “racist decision by a bunch of white mofo’s” than he would have from gaining an allocation!

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  3. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    Is it because he’s black?

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  4. ciaron (1,441 comments) says:

    Gold… Is politics as hard as Hone is making it look?

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  5. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    This is the weenie who forgot to vote on the bill he was wetting his nappies about as well. Seems hes more interested in camera time than actually doing his job.

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  6. Longknives (4,868 comments) says:

    I think this is clearly another example of the evil Pakeha’s trying to rip off Hone and his ‘bros’-It’s certainly nothing to do with the fact he is as thick as pigshite or anything….

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  7. slightlyrighty (2,475 comments) says:

    Beat me to it, Bevan.

    Maybe Hone can call it the Ali G party?

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  8. Manolo (14,049 comments) says:

    You can only laugh at the level of stupidity displayed by the moron Harawira.

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  9. adze (2,129 comments) says:

    The Absent-minded Protestor?

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  10. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    Beat me to it, Bevan.

    Maybe Hone can call it the Ali G party?

    :-P Nah, East Staines Massive FTW!

    To be honest I was hoping no one would get the reference, then we’d see some fine entertainment from the faux outrage knee jerk lefties.

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  11. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Maybe he could piss off and form his own brown poitical system and not be forced to use our tainted white mofo dollars.

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  12. Nookin (3,462 comments) says:

    I do not know why he is making all of the fuss. MSM seem to give him all of the free publicity he needs

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  13. Say Goodbye to Hollywood (563 comments) says:

    I would be interested if Graeme Edgeler got a reply from Hone when he contacted him.

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  14. meh (165 comments) says:

    No real surprise here… he missed out due to his own inaction. No doubt his appeal will have some reference to the white mofos and their agenda to keep his message from the people.

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  15. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    What a clown.
    Sums up his supporters and the north perfectly.
    Too lazy to try and then whinge about it.

    What do we want?
    Gradual change.
    When do we want it?
    In due course.

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  16. Graeme Edgeler (3,290 comments) says:

    I would be interested if Graeme Edgeler got a reply from Hone when he contacted him.

    I didn’t. It wasn’t long before the close, so I don’t rule out he didn’t get it in time, etc. but I sent a few out to others as well, as I was somewhat surprised that the Electoral Commission didn’t send out a press release, like they have in the past. All they did publicly was the Gazette notice (required by law) and update the details on the 2008 press release on their website (it’s still there with the changes on the page of 2008 press releases).

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  17. georgebolwing (984 comments) says:

    I suspect that like many people who suddenly assume leadership positions, be it in a political party, a firm, or a sporting team, Mr Harawira is learning that being a leader is acutally hard work and who have to do boring things like get the paper work in on time.

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  18. starboard (2,549 comments) says:

    What a pea brain Homer Harawira is. The entertainment value of this moron is second to none. I liken his shitty little party to the keystone cops.

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  19. backster (2,184 comments) says:

    Surely John MINTO and Sue Bradford would have been giving him a nudge to make sure he got his application in in plenty of time.

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  20. Kimble (4,443 comments) says:

    Its moments like these you need Mintoes!

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  21. Bob R (1,393 comments) says:

    As others have pointed out, they don’t need funding for broadcasting as the white media already breathlessly report his every utterance.

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  22. david (2,563 comments) says:

    But bro’ we didn’t have calenders or watches before you Pakehas came and forced your white-biased political system on us so how come they are necessary now?

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  23. lofty (1,317 comments) says:

    The fact that Hone could not organise a piss up in a brewery, or any of his new found bosom buddies for that matter, is of no great surprise, is it?

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  24. pseudonymous (74 comments) says:

    Much like Labour, he is revelling in his own mediocrity. Brainless, clueless and decidedly stupid.

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  25. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,917 comments) says:

    He’ll be the shadow Minister for Missing The Bus, eh bro?

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  26. 3-coil (1,222 comments) says:

    Starboard (3:56pm) – “Homer Harawira”

    A little bit harsh on Mr Simpson – but otherwise, excellent!

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  27. projectman (228 comments) says:

    Even if Hone could appeal, he is still not appealing!

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  28. Steve (4,587 comments) says:

    Hone sits on his arse and expects things to be done for him. Sounds familiar?
    Blame it on the Govt. Come on Hone, this ‘Appeal’ crap is just soooo Maori.
    I’m not picking on you because you are Maori, I’m picking in you because you are fucking useless and expect everything to happen your way

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  29. KH (695 comments) says:

    How pleasing to hear that Hone is not getting our cash. He’s had too much already.
    But to put that in context. It’s a tragedy that any political party gets any of our money at all.

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  30. Mark (1,489 comments) says:

    He will get more mileage out of being denied funding (eving with it being his own fault) than he ever would by getting the paultry 20k in any event.

    The fact that we are wasting out time on this is testimony to that lol.

    He is already getting more media space than the Don although Brash did get column space on the we dilemma he faces with support for MMP which he was so strongly against when leader of the Nats.

    The Nats are coasting at present, on the back of a rudderless and largly ineffective labour leadership, Hone’s nonsense and Don proving that he is just about as toxic a brand as Rodney was.

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  31. David Garrett (7,541 comments) says:

    Graeme Edgeler…what a fine chap you are…although I don’t know you well, I know you well enough to know you would have advised the racist clown of his entitlements with the best of motives….that said, he cant now claim no-one told him…

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  32. flipper (4,199 comments) says:

    Oh Dear. What a pity. Never mind

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  33. slightlyrighty (2,475 comments) says:

    Kimble @ 4:02

    Coffee over Keyboard!

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  34. tvb (4,503 comments) says:

    He is not very bright. Just noise. I assume this failure has got something to with a breach of the treaty. Reminds me of the vote he missed. However he has mccarten on board and I assume these technical matters will be managed better by Matt providing harawera allows him. God they would an awful mob to work for.

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  35. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    People like McCarten, Sykes etc are the ones that should really deserve the ridicule. Hone is all mouth and hate, the others are suppose to be the brains behind the hatred. These people claim to back Hone but are as useless as the talking head, if Hone was any real leader these toss pots should be in the cook house pealing potatoes for a year.

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  36. Gavfaemonty (61 comments) says:

    Kimble – haha!

    Good work by Hone though. He’s already got a lot more than $20k of advertising out of it, and will again when the other parties’ adds get run. Plus whatever the truth of it it’ll play well with his constituency.

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  37. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,917 comments) says:

    tvb

    Probably a bit worse than Brash and Banks

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  38. gravedodger (1,570 comments) says:

    Some years ago Muldoon claimed the happiest days in the life of one of Hatfields predecessors, one Matt Rata, were the ten he spent in standard 6 (year 10 for you young folks).
    I wonder if John Hatfield was lucky enough to have even that much fun. He doesn’t often seem that happy to me. At least Matt still appeared happy all those years later.

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  39. Anthony (798 comments) says:

    Graeme I tried to get Rodney Hide to get rid of the requirement put notices in the Gazette and close down the Gazette because it seems to me to be a complete waste of money in these days of websites, etc!

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  40. wreck1080 (3,958 comments) says:

    Hone would miss his own funeral.

    What a clown.

    This guy has constant foot in mouth.

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  41. BlairM (2,364 comments) says:

    Hone is mangere. That’s all there is to it.

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  42. Graeme Edgeler (3,290 comments) says:

    Some years ago Muldoon claimed the happiest days in the life of one of Hatfields predecessors, one Matt Rata, were the ten he spent in standard 6 (year 10 for you young folks).

    Year 10 is form 4. Standard 6 is form 2 is year 8.

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  43. big bruv (14,148 comments) says:

    This is a blatantly racist decision by the electoral commission and another example of pakeha oppression of the Tāngata whenua.

    Hone has a message he needs to get across, Maori have a voice and that voice needs to be heard, Hone speaks for all Maori so the very least the racist oppressors should be doing it allocating the Mana party 15% of the total sum allocated for election advertising.

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  44. big bruv (14,148 comments) says:

    Good old Adolf, still cheering for the farming party……opps, I mean the National party.

    You are no better than the losers and parasites who vote Labour so they don’t have to look for a job Adolf.

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  45. Manolo (14,049 comments) says:

    Key’s ultimate cheerleader has returned!

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  46. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Hows that Goff cuddling working out for you manolo?

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  47. Manolo (14,049 comments) says:

    I despise Goff, the Labour Party, and the policies of mediocrity they represent.

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  48. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Well shit one would think from your inceasent and sole action being Key bashing that you were Goffs boyfriend Manolo.

    Give some thought to actually taking a postion rather than just the eternal bashing because if you only provide one you will be percieved as supporting the opposite.

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  49. Manolo (14,049 comments) says:

    Murray, it’s muddled thinking like yours that has allowed the National Party to deviate from its founding principles to become a party of appeasers and timids, of like-minded Greenies like Nick Smith, of those prepared to embrace and make deals with racists in order to keep political power.

    The party has drifted considerably to the left over the last two decades. You’re obvioulsy happy with that. I am not.

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  50. Paulus (2,661 comments) says:

    Lazy sod !

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  51. Rich Prick (1,721 comments) says:

    What a larf, the useless black motherfucker couldn’t be arsed. That says all that needs to be said about what he “might” do for his consitituency. A vote for Hone would mean getting out of bed before the crack of noon. He’s history.

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  52. eaglewatch (64 comments) says:

    big bruv…

    That is hilarious !!! whilst i agree with your comments on Labour, your comments in general are actually disturbing in the extreme.
    Dont be stupidly ignorant enough to think that John Hatfield (aka “Hone Harawira”, “Walking Eagle”…) speaks for all Maori as a large majority of them have actually climbed the evolutionary ladder into civilisation (you bigoted, mentally challenged moron).
    The rules are the rules !!! and guess what dickhead – if it was a white person that did the same they would get the same result, the fact that you think that it should be any different because it happened to Hone (mores the point… Hone did it to himself and hence the people he supposedly represents) shows that you are of the same patheticly misguided mentallity as that foolish little child who claims to lead the Mana Party, both of you are ignorant in the extreme and a true personification of what racism truely is… you both have my loathing and my pity.
    You state that “Hone has a message that he needs to get across”… if the message was that god awfully important to him then why the fuck didnt he get his shit together and play the political game that he has chosen to enter into, Im sorry but the rules of parliment dont change based on individuals and if you want to enter into politics then you have to learn the system and use the system to your advantage, Hone is simply out of his depth (both in terms of political nouse and general intellect).
    To call any poilitical party lead by John Hatfield (Hone) “Mana” is ironic and hypocritical in the most extreme way possible, he has shown nothing but poor examples and leadership to his people and should just return to what he does best… ACTIVISM ! then the rest of us can live a better life void of his annoyances and wasting of tax payer money and political time/agenda.
    Im only stating what the majority of people out there know to be fact here but people like you need a dose of reality, you do however bring an amount of humour to this blog site but i dont think that you realise people are laughing at you, not with you.

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