Council removes illegal signs

October 1st, 2011 at 12:03 pm by David Farrar

The has been removing signs that do not comply with their bylaws. It seems Jacinda not only put her signs up too early, but they were twice as large as the maximum size allowed, so the Council has started to remove them.

This is the sign that was up at Western Park on Ponsonby Road. This is arguably the most high profile public site in .

And this is what is there now, a blank space.

Why does Labour keep having such a problem obeying laws and bylaws? They are not that complicated, especially a maximum size restriction.

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62 Responses to “Council removes illegal signs”

  1. wat dabney (3,455 comments) says:

    I think they took it down because people were confused as to why they should vote for a horse.

    “Jacinda.” Great working class name.

    [DPF: 50 demerits]

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  2. reid (15,531 comments) says:

    Well what does one expect from “the daughter that Hulun never had?”

    You just watch her. She’s a Hulun clone. You follow her career. You’ll see.

    The most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen was a You-Tube of her on stage in garters and suspenders at a night rally during an International Youth Conference somewhere in the Nordic nations.

    She’s weird, just like Hulun is.

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  3. Pete George (21,806 comments) says:

    Graeme will be along soon to ask if the fines for breaking sign laws should be included as election expenses.

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  4. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Good god how incredibly arrogant and stupid are you lefties? Sorry noddy, the laws DO apply to you.

    Idiots.

    When labour gets the impression that their voters are also idiots, they may well be right.

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  5. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Nice photo, though.
    @reid, could I have a link to that video, please? ;)

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  6. thedavincimode (6,117 comments) says:

    Rodders

    You are welcome to it.

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  7. Griff (6,263 comments) says:

    Rodders
    She might look more human than the clarkenfuhrer. This is only skin deep underneath the Cheshire cat grin is another “thing”

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  8. Fletch (5,721 comments) says:

    The stencil typeface is interesting. I wonder what they’re hoping to convey by using it…

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  9. Grizz (476 comments) says:

    How much are these Labour faux pas costing your average union member in wasted membership fees?

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  10. Fletch (5,721 comments) says:

    ps, is that a Green’s sign in the 2nd photo?

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  11. UpandComer (496 comments) says:

    They made signs that were twice as big as the bylaw. My goodness.

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  12. Other_Andy (2,079 comments) says:

    @Reid
    That must have been at her opening speech at the the International Union of Socialist Youth in Hungary.
    (For Rodders)

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  13. Sublime (41 comments) says:

    “Why does Labour keep having such a problem obeying laws and bylaws? They are not that complicated, especially a maximum size restriction.”

    A very fair question. It’s quite simple really … sheer arrogance.

    Labour MPs know exactly what they’re doing. In this case, Auckland Central candidates received specific and official legal advice as to exactly what was allowed and not allowed to happen with hoardings. They deliberately chose to break the law.

    An inept campaign beginning to what has been an historically read seat. Good luck even trying to take it off Nikki now. Yeah, nah.

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  14. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Thanks Other_Andy (pity that the camera is so unsteady ;) )

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  15. Manolo (12,624 comments) says:

    The socialists appear to believe they are above the law, don’t they?
    The pathetic Labour Party shows the same arrogance and disregard for others, trademarks of its former leader, comrade Clark.

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  16. reid (15,531 comments) says:

    Thank you Andy, most appreciated.

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  17. Chuck Bird (4,406 comments) says:

    Does anyone know who this Campbell Larsen guy is who made the disgusting comment is? Has he a position within Labour.

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

    That woman is as mad as the Dear One. She’s mad, quite mad, God forbid people like her ever get to enforce their lunatic ideas and values on our society. Bloody hell we escaped by the skin of teeth from the last lot of ideological fruitcakes.

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  19. Other_Andy (2,079 comments) says:

    @CB
    Posted a few days ago….

    RightNow (3,195) Says:
    September 27th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Mr Campbell Larsen (the extra): http://www.kamtalent.com/profile.aspx?id=20944

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  20. Ross Miller (1,624 comments) says:

    Looking at the few Labour signs around there seems to have been a deliberate decision ‘don’t mention Goff’.

    Great when your Party turns its back to its Leader.

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  21. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Sucks even more when the voting public turn their backs on your party Ross.

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  22. RF (1,128 comments) says:

    Beware that this hulun clone is the daughter of a Senior Police Officer. You would think that she would know right from wrong.. But wait she stands for Labour. Own goal.

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  23. George Patton (330 comments) says:

    @Chuck Bird.

    Campbell Larsen is an almost-albino who worked at the old Waitakere City Council. Not sure if he survived the supercity reforms. Funny old thing, he was educated at the bourgeois and elitist St Kentigern College back in the day. Obviously the values based education found in private schools aren’t guaranteed to work for everyone. His parent would have wasted a small fortune though.

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  24. Pongo (356 comments) says:

    Feel bad saying this but the amount she spends on teeth whitening would drag a dozen families out of poverty.

    [DPF: 30 demerits. No comments on personal appearances please]

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  25. big bruv (12,351 comments) says:

    Pongo

    Pity she did not spend the same amount on getting the bloody things fixed.

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  26. Inventory2 (9,788 comments) says:

    Look DPF; we’ve been over and over this. Laws and by-laws only apply to other people, not the Labour Party. You’re just being churlish by trying to hold Labour to account to the same standards as everyone else ;-)

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  27. nasska (9,505 comments) says:

    Had to make a trip over the hill (Rimutaka) this morning & had a chance to observe the political signage on display in various Wairarapa towns. Labour are playing it safe locally….they’ve bombed Featherston with the red rubbish but not much elsewhere, the Maori & Green parties’ hoardings are sparse yet well positioned but John Keys’ happy smile beams out from countless well placed signs.

    The only thing thankfully missing, to date, are the expected hoardings pushing our incumbent MP, the plonker John Hayes. No doubt this delight is still to come but I thought that the pompous one would have been out imposing his face on the Wairarapa populace even if he had to put the signs up alone by torchlight.

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  28. DJP6-25 (1,229 comments) says:

    Will Labour’s decline to third party status take two or three more electoral cycles? Which trade unions will defect to the Greens first? I guess then it will be Co-Leaders of the Opposition.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  29. wat dabney (3,455 comments) says:

    “[DPF: 50 demerits]”

    What I meant to say is “I think they took it down because people were confused as to why they should vote for some who looks like Sarah Jessica Parker.”

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  30. Shunda barunda (2,964 comments) says:

    I never did get how we were all supposed to think Sarah Jessica Parker is ‘sexy’, she isn’t, she just isn’t, and that is all there is to it.

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  31. Shunda barunda (2,964 comments) says:

    ps, is that a Green’s sign in the 2nd photo?

    Yes Fletch, and like DPF said, nothing but a blank space :)

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  32. gazzmaniac (2,269 comments) says:

    They should put a picture of her at that meeting in Hungary on the sign.

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  33. tristanb (1,133 comments) says:

    If I got the chance to chose between Jacinda Ardern and SJP, it’d be Jacinda all the way.

    I agree with Shunda, SJP is disgusting. Her face looks like an old leather shoe with an ugly nose.

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  34. orewa1 (425 comments) says:

    Sad, sad comments on this post.

    First, you have to be a real political fanatic to get too excited about the size of signs.

    Second, attacking someone’s looks or photo is about as low as you can go. I happen to think Jacinta is gorgeous – she is welcome to make a pass at me any time! That has no bearing on whether or not I might vote for her as a parliamentarian.

    Lets stick to issues. There is not exacltly a shortage of these.

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  35. tvb (3,939 comments) says:

    No Phil Goff on the billboard. Labour cannot win elections with an unpopular Leader. Nothing about party vote either, she is trying to get back the seat. This seat contains some of the richest real-estate in NZ. I do not think this is Labour country any more.

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  36. Nookin (2,887 comments) says:

    ‘” First, you have to be a real political fanatic to get too excited about the size of signs.”
    It’s not actually the size of the signs. Nor is it really the day that they were put up. It is more the fact that Labour is of the view that it can do whatever it wants, whenever it wants and doesn’t really give a toss that it is breaking the law. This is not a one-off. It happens constantly and Labour does not give a tinker’s cuss. The culture of this party, as evidenced over the last 12 years, is actually quite scary.

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  37. nasska (9,505 comments) says:

    Nookin

    Aren’t the regulations governing dimensions of hoardings & the size of the writing based on road safety issues? If so Labour are not just ignoring a petty law (which doubtlessly they had a hand in writing) but also putting members of the public at risk.

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  38. Other_Andy (2,079 comments) says:

    Lazybum….
    Racist, stereotyping and completely inappropriate.
    Your comments will go down well at the Standard.
    Why not join your like-minded bigots there?

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  39. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Lazybum @ 8.00pm. A more appropriate name might be lazyscum. The pits.

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  40. Nookin (2,887 comments) says:

    Nasska
    in my neck of the woods road safety is certainly the primary criterion when it comes to road side signs. I can’t imagine that it would be any different elsewhere. I am not sure that road safety is in the labour party thesaurus. Remember the Stop (asset sales) signs which littered the roadscape? But then, they might argue, no-one was killed were they?

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  41. PaulL (5,775 comments) says:

    It’s the usual left thing. Laws apply to other people, not to them. They’re all in favour of passing laws to stop people living their lives the way they want, but when it comes down to it, they point out that the law is stupid and insignificant, and really they shouldn’t be obliged to follow it.

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  42. Lazybum (259 comments) says:

    Rodders & Andy – get a sense of humour, after all I am half Irish. LABOUR GO ON ABOUT kEY’S JEWISHNESS.
    I am not racist BUT I am glad I am white.

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  43. Nookin (2,887 comments) says:

    Lazybum

    I think you need to reflect on that one. It went a bit flat. Raybon Kan you are not.

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  44. Lazybum (259 comments) says:

    Raybon Kan I am not indeed, I don’t tweet.

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  45. Craig Ranapia (1,912 comments) says:

    First, you have to be a real political fanatic to get too excited about the size of signs.

    Perhaps, orewa1, but I think we’ve all got reason to wonder whether a party that can’t get campaign basics right are ready to run a country.

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  46. cpg23 (3 comments) says:

    Interesting that Labour’s gone with the distressed/grunge look with their campaign material. Also another thing that slightly annoys me is that they have their candidates’ heads cut off at the top on all their hoardings! Did someone forget to scale down slightly?

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  47. Scott Chris (5,677 comments) says:

    Are those her real teeth, or did she buy them in a joke shop? She’s quite attractive apart from her overbite.

    What is it with women in Labour and their aversion to orthodontics?

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  48. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Morning Scott. There is nothing wrong with her appearance from where I am sitting.
    http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/young-guns-talk-act-s-dope-woes-video-4427519

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  49. burt (7,085 comments) says:

    If you lined up the Clark billboards from ’99, ’02, ’05 and ’08 next to this one you would think it was just the progression of Clark getting younger every election.

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  50. Scott Chris (5,677 comments) says:

    Morning Rodders…. Yes, you’re quite right. A fine looking woman, with a touch of the equine. Perhaps Labour are a bit shy of the old tooth(air)brush since Auntie Hulun chose the poster cosmetic surgery option.

    Still, it almost looks as if they’d enhanced the teeth… Wouldn’t be that old controversy marketing strategy again by any chance? Early, too big and with an over the top overbite!

    What a combo.

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  51. Pete George (21,806 comments) says:

    What hope is there for someone with natural teeth (ie not very flash), no airbrush and no hoardings?

    The main opposition has signs all over town, mostly promoting $15 per hour. Not trying to bribe anyone?

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  52. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Morning Pete – I guess your hoardings won’t mention Income Splitting then?

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  53. Pete George (21,806 comments) says:

    They could but no, and I may not have any promoting Zero Fees around Uni either.

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  54. Scott Chris (5,677 comments) says:

    Aha Pete, there’s your controversial angle.

    Imagine. Your smiling face in a huge, high resolution poster, brown teeth, warts and all, with the motto:

    United Future – Some Times The Truth Ain’t Pretty

    or

    United Future – New Broom, Not Air Brush.

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  55. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Don’t forget that UF have a readymade campaign song too ;)
    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Vicar_of_Bray.htm

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  56. adze (1,695 comments) says:

    Lol Scott Chris that’s mean. If DPF was consistent around criticising the appearance of candidates he’s give you 30 demerits for that. ;)

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  57. Pete George (21,806 comments) says:

    Haha, great stuff Chris, that’s the sort of approach I like. Are they copyrighted?

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  58. Scott Chris (5,677 comments) says:

    Ouch Rodders, that’s a bit harsh. Pete’s just playing the game.

    Mind you, I suppose that makes him fair game.

    Bet Pete’s boning up on his Machiavelli as we speak.

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  59. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Nah, it was UF’s leader I was alluding to. I have enjoyed reading Pete’s contributions on KB.
    Peter Dunne, on the other hand reminds me more of Richard Rich than Thomas More.

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  60. adze (1,695 comments) says:

    Gosh, don’t let Peter Dunne read your comments Rodders, or there’ll be hell toupee.

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  61. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    adze :D
    I should add that I used to be an admirer of Dunne but when he started claiming that people like Paul Adams were “middle of the road”… O dear.

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  62. Pete George (21,806 comments) says:

    Vicar of Bray allusions don’t matter anyway, it’s not relevant to the future of UF. If any gains are made on the current single seat it will be due to the rest of the candidates, and whether voters want to see a good dollop of ordinary people with a good range of ordinary life experiences wanting to make a difference or not.

    Illustrated by a stark contrast in Dunedin North:

    - a new Labour candidate standing for old Labour, he has already worked in Wellington, is a David Parker apprentice, and he churns out Mallard talking points (and reacts to my initiatives)

    - a candidacy born of this blog (well raised a bit anyway) working with the people to represent the people who has freedom to be an individual representing an electorate with the backing of a sound party foundation.

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