Valedictories

September 16th, 2011 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

For those who want to follow them, this is the schedule of :

Tuesday 27 September

5:45pm            Sue Kedgley

Wednesday 28 September

5:30pm            Hon. Mita Ririnui

5:45pm            Keith Locke

Thursday 29 September

5:00pm            Dr Ashraf Choudhary

5:15pm            Hon. Heather Roy

5:30pm            Hon. Sir Roger Douglas

5:45pm            Hon. George Hawkins

Tuesday 4 October

5:15pm            Lynne Pillay

5:30pm            Hon. Pete Hodgson

5:45pm            Hon. Jim Anderton

Wednesday 5 October

5:00pm            Sandra Goudie

5:15pm            Hon. Georgina te Heuheu

5:30pm            Hon. Dr Wayne Mapp

5:45pm            Hon. Simon Power

Hat Tip: Homepaddock

I doubt I’ll attend in person for all of them, but hope to view them all on Sky.

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20 Responses to “Valedictories”

  1. scanner (340 comments) says:

    What an excellent clean out, with the exception of a couple of these people they will not be missed.
    Time to introduce legislation that stops outgoing MP’s going against the party line in their last six months sitting at the trough.

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  2. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    It can’t be all bad to sweep some chaff from the closet.

    This list doesn’t prompt a sudden urge to make a diary note to stop working / turn on the TV to watch the likes of Kedgley, Locke, Mita Ririnui etc, bid farewell to the trough.

    Can but wonder what some of these people will be doing beyond Parliament – whilst some would easily be able to secure gainful employment, the list of those who would not, is rather long…

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  3. Scott Chris (6,135 comments) says:

    “I doubt I’ll attend in person for all of them, but hope to view them all on Sky.”

    Proof that underneath the harsh rational exterior, David is really just a teddy bear. Ahhh.

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  4. Scott Chris (6,135 comments) says:

    Elaycee – “It can’t be all bad to sweep some chaff from the closet.”

    And beneath Elaycee’s zero tolerant exterior lies the purest essence of intolerance. Consistent I guess.

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  5. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    Not much to be missed in here.

    Will Sue Kedgley ‘remember’ her pohutakawa?

    She fought a long battle for food labelling, a perfectly reasonable requirement to enable us to know what we are eating and where it came from so good on her for that.

    Will Anderton actually be turning up in person, or can he get someone to read it for him? Presumably the party organisation will be holding a grand farewell dinner for him – in a Sydenham phone booth.

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  6. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    @ thedavincimode her passion for food labellilng was anti-import and anti-free trade, nothing to do with letting you know what you were eating.

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  7. MT_Tinman (3,184 comments) says:

    For the majority it must be “I came, I saw, I picked up the pay packet.”

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  8. big bruv (13,886 comments) says:

    With the exception of Sir Roger not one of them has contributed anything to make NZ a better place.

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  9. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    kiwi

    Maybe – but I don’t care whether it was because irrespective of her motivation, the outcome was desirable. I quite like having a choice between Chinese garlic with bonus cadmium and lead residue, and the lighter NZ version.

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  10. James Stephenson (2,174 comments) says:

    Yeah bruv, but the rest of them will achieve that by buggering off out of the house…

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  11. sthn.jeff (101 comments) says:

    A little off topic but can someone explain the Rt Honourable and Honourable titles and who can use them and when they can be used??

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  12. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    sthn.jeff
    ‘Honourable’ signifies membership of the Executive Council (Ministers plus the Governor-General). All Ministers become members of the Executive Council, whether in Cabinet or not.

    ‘Right Honourable’ signifies membership of the Privy Council, a royal appontment generally reserved for the Prime Minister and senior ministers.

    The honorific is retained on leaving office.

    [DPF: A slight recent change. NZ no longer makes appts to Privy Council, but Rt Hon is given to the PM, Chief Justice, Gov-Gen and Speaker.

    Note High Court Justices and higher also get The Hon”

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  13. sthn.jeff (101 comments) says:

    Thanks Mike.

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  14. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Correction

    New Zealand no longer recommends appointments to the Privy Council. The title ‘Right Honourable’ is now bestowed as of right on NZ Governors-General, Prime Ministers, Chief Justices and Speakers of the House.

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  15. jims_whare (403 comments) says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz calling all insominacs zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz watch these up coming valedectorie speeches and have your best sleep ever.

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  16. Whaleoil (767 comments) says:

    The one to watch will be George Hawkins

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  17. BeaB (2,123 comments) says:

    yawn

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  18. Chris2 (766 comments) says:

    If I recall correctly, Cabinet Ministers can retain the title “Honourable” for the rest of their lives if they served three years as a Minister.

    If they served less than that, I think they have to apply to the Prime Minsiter to keep the title, or some such person, and it is not always granted.

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  19. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Apart from Douglas the mediocrity is absolutely stunning.

    I still don’t trust that piece of after birth Anderton to actually leave, there must be a couple more members of his family he can use for political gain yet.

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  20. scrubone (3,099 comments) says:

    Phil’s is next year I suppose.

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