Harre working for the Greens

March 31st, 2012 at 9:38 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Former Alliance Party leader and Cabinet minister has joined the Green Party’s staff.

Harre will take up the newly created position of issues director and will be based in Auckland.

Heh, issues director. My interpretation of that is she will be effectively the Auckland Campaign Director.

“Laila’s experience in central and local government, coupled with her strong campaigning background, makes her ideally suited to this job.”

The know that keeping their vote high in Auckland is key to retaining over 10% support. Only 3 out of their 14 MPs are Auckland based. I will not be surprised if Harre turns up on their party list.

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34 Responses to “Harre working for the Greens”

  1. bhudson (4,738 comments) says:

    Well there goes any notion of the Greens moderating their positions to appeal more to the centre

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  2. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    this is great news…i look forward to seeing her influence manifesting..

    ..and she would make a great mp..(again…)

    ..put with normans’ flash new haircut…

    ..you could almost call this a re-badging of the greens..

    ..(and hopefully a routing of the forces of conservatism leavened with timidity so prevalent there for some time now..)

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  3. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Gee a real little vipers nest of failed commies.

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  4. Longknives (4,690 comments) says:

    Is she still stark raving bonkers?

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  5. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    Longknives – yes. That’s a condition of Green membership and/or employment. That said, I have enjoyed her sense of humour on occasions. One that I recall was her suggesting that Helen Clark was a ‘sex bomb’ because Labour had very low standards :D

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  6. Keeping Stock (10,299 comments) says:

    I hear the Clinton “Steve Pierson” Smith is on board as well; that’ll give the Greens a direct line to The Standard…

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  7. Peter (1,699 comments) says:

    Translation Service: “Readin’ PhilU so you don’t have to”

    “This is great news. I look forward to seeing her influence manifesting itself as she would make a great mp. Again.

    Add Normans’ flash new haircut and you could almost call this a re-badging of the Greens. Hopefully, a routing of the forces of conservatism leavened with timidity so prevalent there for some time now”.

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  8. Richard Hurst (844 comments) says:

    How many political partys has Harre been in now? I’ve lost count.

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  9. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    she’s bi-political..

    (was it nature or nurture..?..)

    ..just like banksie and henare..to name just two..

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  10. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,888 comments) says:

    Look out Labour. For you, remaining the ‘opposition party’ in 2014 just got a hell of a lot harder.

    Ho ho ho

    Wonder what Russel Norman will do with all that extra money which comes with being official “Leader of The Opposition.?”

    Wonder if Cunliffe will do any better as Shearer slinks off back to Somalia?

    Yes, I agree with Phil U. Whatever you may think of Ms Harre’s views she is a formidably capable politician, something which is distinctly lacking in the Labour Party for the foreseeable future. Let’s face it. How the hell can Labour hope to improve when they’ve got “The Man Who Never Was” as leader and ‘Terminally Tumescent Trevor’ as strategist?

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  11. burt (8,238 comments) says:

    More watermelons for the fruit salad.

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  12. David Garrett (7,110 comments) says:

    The trust fund can’t be running low, can it?

    Sadly the addled one is probably right on this one…she would make a useful addition to their team… But Turei would be watching her back wouldnt she?

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  13. peterwn (3,243 comments) says:

    Adolf – Not to mention a nice suite of offices near the Debating Chamber and a CR Beemer on hand – but hey! can there be two Opposition co-leaders – if so Winston would want to be the other co-leader of the Opposition.

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  14. the deity formerly known as nigel6888 (852 comments) says:

    well they are communists, so she’ll fit right in.

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  15. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Communists? the Greens are about as communist as National is committed to limited government and the free market.

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  16. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Fascists more accurately describes the Greens….

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  17. Johnboy (16,063 comments) says:

    Hell. I’ll vote for them, when I see Normal, Fatarse Bone Woman and co. biking all over NZ for meetings instead of hopping on the plane at our expense! :)

    Don’t you just love planet savers that fuck the ozone layer at the taxpayers expense.

    Just feel the love bro’s!!! :)

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  18. Johnboy (16,063 comments) says:

    Come in Magpie, seeing you’re back for a little while! :)

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  19. tvb (4,364 comments) says:

    This role Looks political to me. It is paid out of their parliament budget. The greens and labour are pushing this as hard ad they can

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  20. Johnboy (16,063 comments) says:

    Just another tier of fuckin bludgers sucking on the public tit!

    Why not.

    The regular parties have been at it for years!

    Bill’s housing arrangements! :)

    Time we got our bloody banana republic down to say.

    One PM and 10 others, meeting at say “The Angus Inn”. :)

    Course hard for a Lockwood tosser to pose, like the stupid little dick he is, at the bar of the old Angus Inn! :)

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  21. Richard Hurst (844 comments) says:

    I’ve worked it out- Ms Harre has managed to jump her way through 4 waka’s

    -Labour
    -NewLabour party
    -Alliance
    -Greens.

    More then either banksie or henare.

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  22. Johnboy (16,063 comments) says:

    Both of whom are propping up John Key of course RH! :)

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  23. Viking2 (11,413 comments) says:

    Well being in New Labour she had the Master of Taxpayer Political Party Rort, )since sent to live in a 4 bdrm house in CHCH with 11 Somali’s), teach her.
    Uncle Jim will be her technical advisor on this. Norman had better watch out she will have his job.

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  24. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    do you know something we don’t vik 2..?

    ..is she going to get the op…?

    phil@whoar.

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  25. Johnboy (16,063 comments) says:

    What you drinkin V2 ? :)

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  26. Johnboy (16,063 comments) says:

    What you smoking/shooting/whatever Magpie? :)

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  27. Yvette (2,781 comments) says:

    Cointreau chien pelucheux, Johnboy, to start with …

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  28. publicwatchdog (2,516 comments) says:

    This is the same Laila Harre who helped to set up the SUPER RIPOFF Auckland $UPERCITY, as part of the ATA (Association of Treacherous Aucklanders)?

    Penny Bright
    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

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  29. Red Sam (122 comments) says:

    At least Labour, New Labour, Alliance and Greens have sort have been splinters of each other with New Labour and the Greens once part of the Alliance.

    From memory I think at various times I’ve read that Tau Henare has been a member of the Alliance, possibly Labour, NZ First, Mauri Pacific, and now National.

    At least Harre’s politics have never really changed. Her politics seem firmly entrenched in social democracy.

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  30. Mark (1,480 comments) says:

    what about Peter Dunn once described by Jones as the town bike of national politics

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  31. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Careful Mark, Pete George will be along to tell you what a principled chappie Dunne is!

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  32. the deity formerly known as nigel6888 (852 comments) says:

    Well I for one am going to enjoy this, I can’t see Harre settling for a functionary role, So both “leaders” should make sure they never turn their backs.

    Communists are always looking for a “movement” to infiltrate, they’ve already infiltrated the Greens, and now they are about to move from the mensheviks to the bolsheviks, should be entertaining, wonder who’s first for the reeducation gulag, and which of them will play the Beria role?

    bwuhahaha

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  33. trout (937 comments) says:

    I don’t listen to what she is saying but i do enjoy the sexy lisp.

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  34. RandySavage (216 comments) says:

    Johnboy your comments are beyond pathetic, how old are you mate?
    Laila is a hardworking and well respected former politician, do your homework people

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