Congrats Paula

April 16th, 2012 at 4:03 pm by David Farrar

Audrey Young at NZ Herald reports:

Cabinet minister has confirmed that her new husband is Alan Philps and that he is an old boyfriend.

“Alan and I first met over 23 years ago when he was a truck driver and used to stop in at the diner I was waitressing in,” she told the Herald.

“We recently got back together and Alan and his kids moved back from Australia to New Zealand so we could be a family together.

“We are very happy, and both feel very lucky to have found each other again.”

The pair married on Saturday on the beach at Piha. The wedding feast was champagne and fish and chips.

They are having a brief honeymoon and she is expected back at work tomorrow.

It can be challenging to find time for romance, while being an MP, let alone a Minister. Congrats to Paula and Alan.

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27 Responses to “Congrats Paula”

  1. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    ” It can be challenging to find time for romance, while being an MP, let alone a Minister.”

    Not in West Auckland it would appear.

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  2. Daigotsu (459 comments) says:

    Good onya Paula

    If only the bludgers who hate on you followed your example and settled down with a hard working husband/wife

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  3. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Daigotsu –

    The Minister of Social Welfare refused to answer some reasonable questions about the Social Welfare system, and instead chose to demonise the citizens who were asking the questions.

    that’s an outrage, one I and many other net-tax-paying lefties will never forgive.

    But if her new-found domestic bliss rubs off on her work, then maybe the whole country will be the better for it…

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  4. hmmokrightitis (1,590 comments) says:

    “one I and many other net-tax-paying lefties”

    Bingo, I call oxy-moron bingo!!

    Hey RRM, hold the same level of disgust for The Duck et al over his treament of, gee, lets see, what was her name…

    :)

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  5. Keeping Stock (10,342 comments) says:

    The wedding feast was champagne and fish and chips.

    A true Westie wedding!

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  6. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Bingo, I call oxy-moron bingo!!

    You would be incorrect then… ;-)

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  7. Keeping Stock (10,342 comments) says:

    @ RRM; does the name Erin Leigh mean anything to you? She was a taxpaying leftie too (she has publicly said that she voted for Trevor Mallard), until Trevor Mallard destroyed her public service career by making false accusations about her under parliamentary privilege.

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  8. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Keeping stock:

    If I can name a corrupt National MP, would you be interested in pardoning Taito Philip Field?

    Because two wrongs make a right, eh?

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  9. Punter Pete (10 comments) says:

    I have no time for Bennett as a Minister. But I wish her and her partner all the best.

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  10. Keeping Stock (10,342 comments) says:

    @ RRM; you’re the one who politicised this.

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  11. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Keeping Stock 4:30 pm

    A true Westie wedding!

    Nah, if it had been a true Westie wedding Paula would have been pissed and passed out in the back of a van by 5.30pm.

    Disclosure: I live in West Auckland.

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  12. tvb (4,431 comments) says:

    True happiness for her, after all these years. Good on her.

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  13. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Keeping Stock (7,418) Says:

    @ RRM; you’re the one who politicised this.

    Won’t answer the simplest question. You’d make a good MP…

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  14. Keeping Stock (10,342 comments) says:

    I guess you’re right Toad; and I suppose they would have been drinking Woodstock or JD’s instead of bubbles.

    Good luck to her anyway.

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  15. Daigotsu (459 comments) says:

    “that’s an outrage, one I and many other net-tax-paying lefties will never forgive.”

    Hahahaha, OH NO! I’m sure Paula is going to lose a shitload of sleep worrying what lefty bludger no-hopers think of her! Oh man, she’ll be just shattered that some internet cocksucker doesn’T like the fact that she thinks he should actually work for a living. Poor Paula! Never forgiven!

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  16. Nookin (3,360 comments) says:

    RRM

    Did she really demonise someone or did she simply disclose the level of benefits that they recieved in response to misleading statements. Did POAL demonise Cecil, or whatever his name was, or disclose undisputed facts that undermined his original statement? Seems to me you are being a bit churlish on this one.

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  17. hmmokrightitis (1,590 comments) says:

    Ah come on, we all know this game…

    If its team red, doesnt matter what it is, its excusable

    If its team blue, the sky is falling, we are all going to die, country will fall to rack and ruin, zombies on the streets, blah blah blah

    RRM, I for one thank whatever deity you care to name that the she beast is now in NYC. The country is better off for that simple fact alone.

    And, back on track, yay Paula. Now THAT would be a titanic clash :)

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  18. jonnobanks (148 comments) says:

    Keeping Stock, a true Westie knows that eating is cheating ;)

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  19. Steve (4,565 comments) says:

    So now if you piss Paula off, big Al is gonna come for you bad boy

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  20. Other_Andy (2,676 comments) says:

    @Steve

    Somehow I think Paula can take care of herself.

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  21. Sublime (295 comments) says:

    Best wishes to the newly-wedded couple.

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  22. RF (1,407 comments) says:

    hmmokrightitis

    Nice one.. Agree 100%. I still wear a garlic necklace for protection in case the she beast returns from NYC.

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  23. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @Daigotsu 4:53 pm

    Oh man, she’ll be just shattered that some internet cocksucker…

    And what is wrong with sucking cock?

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  24. Elaycee (4,393 comments) says:

    toad asks: “And what is wrong with sucking cock?”

    Each to their own, I suppose. Are you speaking from expewience? :D

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  25. Viking2 (11,488 comments) says:

    I just knew there was something different about the greens and the way they reproduce. Cock sucking eh! :eek:
    Well one learns something new everyday. I Guess. 8O

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  26. Liberal Minded Kiwi (1,571 comments) says:

    Impossible. It’s conclusive, Greens are born through anal sex.

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  27. UpandComer (537 comments) says:

    RRM remember how the bat asking those questions, turned out she was on the milk for something like 50k per year from the taxpayer? I think it was actually more, but I can’t remember precisely so I’ll leave it at that! She absolutely deserved to be shown up for the bludging bat she was given the added context made all her comments total bull, and everyone in NZ aside from silly lefties agreed with Paula! But anyway, good on her for getting hitched. She would be a total babe if she had time to lift some weights and do a bit of power walking lol.

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