Labour MP paying 11 year olds $10/hr to wave his signs

November 25th, 2011 at 1:45 pm by David Farrar

Just been relayed this story from a grandfather whose grand-daughter is visiting him.

The grand-daughter goes to St Brigid’s School in Johnsonville and she told her grand dad about how some of the other 11 year olds at the school were earning money, specifically $10 an hour, to wave signs List for MP and candidate .

Isn’t Labour saying the minimum wage should be $15 and hour and there should be no youth wages?

Not a lot of local support it seems if you have to hire sign wavers.

I do hope Charles is including the wages of his hired help in his campaign budget disclosure. I also hope he is deducting and paying tax. As a lawyer I am sure he very aware of the law.

 

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38 Responses to “Labour MP paying 11 year olds $10/hr to wave his signs”

  1. ciaron (1,389 comments) says:

    I hope the kids demanded cash up front!

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  2. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Do as I say, not as I do.

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  3. slightlyrighty (2,499 comments) says:

    How are they going to pay for the KFC tomorrow?

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  4. Australis (100 comments) says:

    BUT.. BUT … it is illegal in this country for any minor to work for wages unless they can command a full adult wage. Both these children and their employer should be prosecuted by the Labour Department.

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  5. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    This sounds very dodgy- I suspect if National had resorted to this all hell would be breaking loose in the MSM by now….

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  6. Mark (1,432 comments) says:

    this should be reported to the police immediately because according to Teflon John they have had their time freed up and have little else to do.

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  7. J Mex (184 comments) says:

    I guarantee that (if true), this is ‘under the table’ money.

    “Hmmm, what do we pay these kids? $13 is around the minimum wage, take off about 25% tax, that’s about ten bucks. $10 o.k with you?

    No pollie has time to go through the rigmarole of PAYE etc this late in the campaign.. But the rest of NZ small business owners have to.

    If this is what Charles has done, he has stolen tax money off NZ. He has kept the difference of $3 per person per hour which would go to the IRD.

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  8. RightNow (6,844 comments) says:

    I agree with Mark – it should be reported to the police (AND IRD) – and Key IS Teflon John! But funnier still is Shit Magnet Phil (doesn’t have to rhyme, I’m not a rapper) – everything he throws ends up stuck on his face. Too funny for something, but just funny enough to make me feel so happy I nearly didn’t run over a Labour supporter this morning standing in front of me holding some sort of stop sign.

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  9. dime (9,667 comments) says:

    This is shocking! How can an 11 year old be expected to live on $10 an hour? I bet John key couldnt!

    There seriously needs to be an inquiry after this election. If not, the next election will be even worse. Prosecute all these “above the law” MP’s. I dont care which party they are from either.

    Penny Bright should be doing a stretch for what shes been up to as well

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  10. JamesS (352 comments) says:

    Considering this may be Chauvel’s last day as an MP before resuming his occupation as a junior law clerk, I wonder why he feels the need to break the law. Someone should contact the Law Society as well as IRD and the Police.

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  11. oldpark () says:

    Isnt Chauvel the Fat Labour Millionaire MP ,who dosnt wants children on planes.Remember with his male partner he objected to a mother with 3 young kids on an Air New Zealand flight Auckland to Wellington.He dosnt need electoral votes as he is on list and back in parliament.Iam surprised that St Brigids school in Johnsonville would have anything to do with such a wowser.

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  12. immigant (950 comments) says:

    Speaking of Penny “Crazy Catwoman” Bright,

    How do you get cops to pay her a visist, she has a facebook page full of photos of her doing crime. Is it hard to lodeg a complaint with teh police?

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  13. backster (2,123 comments) says:

    Why is Chauvel employing children when his party allege there are thousands of poverty stricken adults who will do anything to earn a little to put bread on the table for their starving families.

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  14. Grizz (540 comments) says:

    Unfortunately this will never be covered in the mainstream media. The fact that Chauvell has to PAY minors to volunteer for him is yet another reason why I will not be voting for the left. They complain endlessly about rich pricks buying elections. However when it really matters, they throw all sense of morals and dignity out of the window and in effect do the same thing. The whole Labour election campaign smells like a big fat pile of stinking turd.

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  15. JamesS (352 comments) says:

    It also is an indication of how well he is doing (or rather, how well Peter Dunne is doing) in his campaign when the Ohariu Labour party appears to have no actual members whom they can mobilise to wave signs. Or perhaps what members they do have are too ashamed to let anyone know – won’t wave signs in case one of the neighbours drives by and sees them!

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  16. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    Seriously, that’s the source of your scoop? An 11 year old who heard a rumour from other 11 year olds. Good Lord.

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  17. Graeme Edgeler (3,277 comments) says:

    Contractors, not employees. The tax has nothing to do with Charles.

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  18. swan (659 comments) says:

    Bed Rater (166) Says:

    November 25th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Seriously, that’s the source of your scoop? An 11 year old who heard a rumour from other 11 year olds. Good Lord.

    I don’t know why you have to go round casting aspertions on the nations 11 year olds like that. Shame on you.

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  19. oldpark () says:

    I would hope that the OHARIU voters would look through a fat fraud like Chauvel He is a complete carpetbagger and lives in Oriental Bay Wellington not even in the electorate.Peter Dunne the electoral MP for that area has served it well.In fact he has some unfinished business should he get back in.He is halfway through the income sharing bill which will benefit over three hundred thousand families.The only income sharing Chauvel and his ilk is, more gouging from taxpayers to fund the lifestyle of bebeficiares and give them another seventy dollars a week per child.Dunnes income sharing will allow mums or dads the right to choose stay home or work.Surely its a great idea and could infact create more situations vacant in the workforce.

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  20. Pete George (23,344 comments) says:

    oldpark: “could infact create more situations vacant in the workforce.”

    That hasn’t been highlighted enough about income sharing – it gives one parent an easier option to stay at home looking after the kids, so that will free up jobs for unemployed.

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  21. swan (659 comments) says:

    Pete George –

    “That hasn’t been highlighted enough about income sharing – it gives one parent an easier option to stay at home looking after the kids, so that will free up jobs for unemployed.”

    Otherwise known as incentives to not work. Feel free to incentivise me not to work anytime you like. Give me your email address and Ill give you my account number.

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  22. Pete George (23,344 comments) says:

    Swan – I’d rather see parents of wage earning young families better able to make a financial decision to look after the kids – like parents in business can arrange – and allow those who are more in need of employment to work and not need a benefit.

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  23. voice of reason (491 comments) says:

    DPF – a Grandad was told a story by his grand-daughter who was told something by other kids .. ! FFS

    I was looking for the humour tag but couldn’t see it –

    My Dog-walkers Aunty blah blah

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  24. davidp (3,557 comments) says:

    I don’t know what the children are complaining about. They’re making much more than a Thai tiler. They’re not sweeping chimneys like their great grandparents in Victorian England. And they have a few years of childlike innosense to enjoy before some Labour MP tries to roger them at Annette’s house and they’re forced to run home naked.

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  25. rimu (51 comments) says:

    Did DPF just pass on a rumour from his grandfather’s granddaughter’s school friends? LOL

    How are people supposed to react to this? “I decided not to vote Labour because I read on a blog that this guy’s grandfather’s granddaughter’s school friends said something bad about a Labour candidate”?

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  26. swan (659 comments) says:

    Pete George:

    “Swan – I’d rather see parents of wage earning young families better able to make a financial decision to look after the kids – like parents in business can arrange”

    What are you talking about with businesses? Unless you are talking about tax fraud via overpayment of someone to “do the books”, I’m not sure what your point is.

    I’ve a couple a my workplace that work 2 or 3 days a week each, and share child minding duties. They can make it work.

    Anyhow, its a regressive, conservative policy. Some people dont earn enough on one income to support a family, income splitting or not, and both parents have to work. So you are advantaging the middle class.

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  27. Dick (80 comments) says:

    Australis (18) Says:
    November 25th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    BUT.. BUT … it is illegal in this country for any minor to work for wages unless they can command a full adult wage. Both these children and their employer should be prosecuted by the Labour Department.

    You’re wrong. It is not illegal, you can pay anyone under the age of 16 whatever wage you see fit.

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  28. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    And lo, the sudden appearance of a gaggle of leftist trolls with less than 50 comments, here to defend the indefensible. Quelle surprise…

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  29. Batman (103 comments) says:

    Ahhh yes, Charles Chauvel, the Oriental Bay based Ohariu candidate who professes to be working class but drives to and from the electorate in his rather nice Mercedes CLK convertible. Where’s the Tui billboard?

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  30. Grendel (972 comments) says:

    I live on the same street where one of chauvela branded cars is parked. up until 2 weeks ago it never left the street and i have never seen him here. but then crofton downs is not as flash as oriental bay.

    Alao this avo in jville there were some people collecting money for some red ribbon charity while wearing chauvel tshirts. one wiuld try to get money off you and the other wiuld harangue you about charlie. its pretty pathetic when you have to leach off a charitable xause to get people to talk to you.

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  31. freddos (54 comments) says:

    I wouldn’t read to much into this hearsay if it wasn’t backed up by all the other crap this tool has been up to. Swearing at kids on planes is one thing, but outright lying to the public about his contribution to the video surveillance bill compromise and then getting caught trying to anonymously promote himself for this is worse. Add that to the nasty slanderous pamphlets about Peter Dunne and the orchestrated campaign to smash his signs and you get a image of just what a piece of work Chauvel is.

    I just hope Labour drops below 21% and he doesn’t get in on the list either.

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  32. freddos (54 comments) says:

    Just discovered who has been vandalising the Peter Dunne signs in Ohariu with marker pens in a coordinated fashion – not Labour but Green supporters.

    On Twitter the user “toad001″ refers to “Peter Dunhill” in a conversation wiht Gareth Hughes – not a slur seen very often this election EXCEPT scrawled across his signs. I confornted the user who has informed me he lives in Auckland and suggesting he is behind this is “nasty”. Given that Green affiliates have already been busted for coordinated vandalism, it’s hardly a far stretch to think similar Green affiliates may have been behind the coordinated vandalism on Dunne’s signs.

    Jeez Greens, he and Winston blocked you from government almost a decade ago – get over it. This is unbecoming.

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  33. oldpark () says:

    Well said @freddos.Lets hope the OHARIU .grapefine gets going and exposes the well known habits of Labour mps and the world owes them a living mentality.Or better still they are quite happy to put the future of our generations to come with their crazy ideas aided and abetted by the corrupt” Greens”.”Ideas”?borrow! borrow! borrow!tax! tax! tax!.

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  34. plebe (271 comments) says:

    VOTE Conservative , party vote and Chauvel(labour) local candidate and get rid of the dunne from OHARIU,.Boss dunne has been around forever,Its REALLY time for a change, we need fresh meat,around here.

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  35. freddos (54 comments) says:

    @plebe Conservatives may have a future but not in this election. I don’t think any vote is wasted even if the party doesn’t get in.

    Just remember if you do vote for Chauvel to oust Dunne you will not get better representation for Ohariu (Chauvel has made no goals for if he were MP) and you will possibly get a Labour/Greens/Mana government. If you are a conservative voter and honest to yourself, this should scare you more than the idea of Dunne just plodding along making uninteresting but ultimately good policy (e.g. changes to daylight saving).

    Vote how you wish, but make sure you know what you will get.

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  36. Than (440 comments) says:

    Apologies David, but I have to give this one to the left.

    The report is third hand via children, not particularly solid evidence. Even assuming it is true (which despite my previous comment, I agree it probably is) giving kids some pocket money under the table is a pretty trivial offense. This is an insight into how little community support Labour has left in Johnsonville, but hardly a major scandal.

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  37. oldpark () says:

    Labour has a grand law and order plan which one would suspect Chauvel is the architect.Repeal the 3 strikes law.which would let rapists and murderers and rapists and child abusers out of jail sooner.Also an offence if it means jail, will not be allowed if under 6 months.Labour sure are in bed with the criminals ,certainly chasing their vote.

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  38. oldpark () says:

    Just read green party and mana party will repeal the 3 strikes if in power .seems the gang of 3 are just that.

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