The MP who thinks he is above the law

October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Mr Harawira said: “I parked my car in front of a truck and shone my light up high on the woman on the roof. I stayed in my car. They broke into my car and smashed at least one window and arrested me.”

That is Hone’s version. The Police:

Officers had managed to clear all the vehicles to allow the passage of the truck and trailer unit, except for one vehicle which was driven and occupied by Mr Harawira.

“Repeated attempts were made to converse with Mr Harawira who refused to acknowledge police directions and remained locked in his vehicle.

“The house removal driver advised he could not remove his truck and trailer without the removal of Mr Harawira’s vehicle. After exhaustive attempts to converse with Mr Harawira, including written requests placed on his windscreen, the decision was made to enter the vehicle and this was done with the use of an automotive glass entry devise borrowed from the tow company, shortly after midnight.”

So Hone thinks he is above the law.

Meanwhile, yesterday hit out at protesters, saying its tenants were feeling pressured to take part in protest action.

“Since the project was announced, we have been receiving regular calls from affected tenants to say they are feeling pressured to participate in protest action, which has been largely organised and run by people who are not impacted by the redevelopment,” the general manager of asset development, Sean Bignell, said.

The professional protesters such as Hone are bullying the actual local residents. They should stand up to the bullies.

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78 Responses to “The MP who thinks he is above the law”

  1. Kevin (960 comments) says:

    You will note that the iwi elitists are silent on this issue because there is no money in it for them

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  2. BeaB (2,164 comments) says:

    Just like Shearer.
    Surely seeking leaks from inside the GCSB, publicising them, accusing the head of the agency of destroying evidence, encouraging public servants to take a party political stance must almost amount to treason. Can this man ever be PM if he has no respect for the agencies that maintain our national security, however flawed they may be? Would he feel free to go public with their briefings just as Phil Goff did?
    It is interesting too that he has made his accusations outside the House. I am waiting for the media to start questioning his judgement – and his principles.

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  3. hannity (152 comments) says:

    When I saw the headline ,I thought your post was about John Keys ongoing blatant dishonesty .
    No its about Hones parking infringements.
    No wonder your’e apoplectic.

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  4. peterwn (3,332 comments) says:

    Police and Auckland Transport should persuade a towie firm to get a truck as they use in London see:
    http://alexkhooboowaern.blogspot.co.nz/2009/05/382-car-towing-process-in-london_1450.html

    The cops could then take Hone straight to the cop shop in his own car.

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  5. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    I’m really hoping Hone does something in court which gives the judge an opportunity to cite him for contempt or even better, perjury, if he alleges for example he didn’t notice the police’ instructions because he was “listening to music.”

    I wonder if you’re an MP and you receive a criminal conviction does this prevent you from travelling internationally as it does for the rest of us or do different rules apply if you’re an MP during your term of office?

    We should all go and have a protest outside the court when it hears his case and see if we can rark him up so much he does something like bar his buttocks to the judge. I’d really have a good time thinking up things to say that would make him do something like that. Shouldn’t be too hard.

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  6. Mark (1,502 comments) says:

    Crap thought it was about John Banks.

    Hone is simply publicity seeking and his impact is all the greater because the media do exactly what he wants.

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  7. iMP (2,454 comments) says:

    Under MMP he might hold the balance of power in 2014. We’ll all be locking ourselves in our cars then (because they’ll be our homes).

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  8. RF (1,487 comments) says:

    Hone is just an ill mannered thug from a family that has no respect for the law.

    Hope he gets a conviction so his mother can be proud of him.

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  9. Manolo (14,161 comments) says:

    Once a thug, always a thug.
    This hopelessly ignorant and uneducated MP is beyond contempt.

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  10. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    The issue is sub judice, we have he said / she said situation.

    It’ll go to the courts and the truth be determined. That’s how the system is supposed to work.

    In a democracy innocence or guilt isn’t determined by the police.

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  11. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    Hone is simply publicity seeking and his impact is all the greater because the media do exactly what he wants.

    Gee, you think?

    It’s actually worse than that Mark. As an MP his office gives him responsibilities. One of those is to avoid agitating people when the cause is unreasonable. This applies generally if for example a private company was doing something entirely reasonable, it also applies in particular to govt operations because Hone is an MP and he shouldn’t undermine the fair and reasonable operation of the govt going about it’s lawful and reasonable business.

    Which he’s doing. For bullshit reasons. The protestors don’t have any leg to stand on, their entire argument is fallacious. This is because they rent the fucking houses they don’t own them. No landlord is required to consider anything more than a reasonable duty of care toward their tenants and this includes govt landlords. No tenant is entitled to resist a landlord’s reasonable and lawful actions to dispose of any given property, they just can’t, it’s not allowed in law and it’s not reasonable to suggest they should be able to.

    So it’s not a simple matter of Hone standing up for yet another group of victims, it’s actually a case of a disgraceful undermining of a public asset, by an MP who is expected to behave responsibly for the good of all. These tenants aren’t victims, in any way. Just because they’re not happy, this does not thereby make them into a victim. So not only is Hone guilty of agitating to create unnecessary and unjustifiable angst amongst a segment of the public, he’s also guilty of costing a govt dept a great deal more to carry out a lawful and entirely reasonable operation. And MP’s shouldn’t do that, ever. Not if they wish to be known as responsible people who have integrity and will serve the public with honesty and impartiality. If they don’t want to known as someone with those qualities then go nuts, do exactly what Hone does, and reap the consequences when the election rolls around and when you appear in court as well. Because those of us who have a 3-digit IQ recognise the difference between a hero who stands against injustice and a total self-aggrandising plonker who couldn’t give a stuff about anyone except his own glorification and Hone, and always been the latter, not the former, whatever he might like to think or more accurately hallucinate, inside that tiny twisted wretched cesspit of boiling rage and fury he calls a mind.

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  12. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    Since the project was announced, we have been receiving regular calls from affected tenants to say they are feeling pressured to participate in protest action, which has been largely organised and run by people who are not impacted by the redevelopment,” the general manager of asset development, Sean Bignell, said.

    So, we have yet another ‘protest’ hijacked by the same old tired faces who lurch from stunt to stunt – all in an effort to satisfy their personal agendas and their narcissistic urges. And no surprises that the same old, tired dissidents were there – trying to stop people going about their lawful business. My appreciation for the Police goes up a notch every time I hear of them having to deal with these morons… and having to then ‘escort’ them away.

    The irony is that any ‘legitimacy’ the original protest may have had, is immediately dissipated by the mere presence of the same old placard wavers and the same old megaphone screeching wannabe’s.

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  13. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    You may have missed this?

    PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF THE TAMAKI HOUSING GROUP – SUE HENRY

    12 September 2012

    “It’s appalling the misinformation coming from Housing NZ’s Sean Bignall – inferring that all Glen Innes tenants are happy about being coerced out of their homes,” says a spokesperson for the Tamaki Housing Group, Sue Henry.

    “The ‘protestors’ referred to by Sean Bignall, mainly consist of residents from the local Glen Innes community, and supporters.”

    “These tenants, homeowners and supporters have a lawful right to peaceful assembly, as guaranteed by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

    16Freedom of peaceful assembly
    Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.

    ( http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225515.html )

    “Sean Bignall is not representing Housing NZ tenants.”

    “The Tamaki Housing Group believes that his loyalties appear to lie with vested interests including private property developers who will be the benefactors of the land after these state houses are removed.”

    “The Tamaki Housing Group calls on the Government and the Mayor of Auckland to immediately enforce a moratorium to stop the removal of any more State houses – (which are people’s homes ) – and to stop the dismantling and destruction of the Glen Innes community.”

    Sue Henry

    On behalf of the Tamaki Housing Group

    Ph: (09) 575 6344

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  14. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    Penny as I said above, who cares if they’re not happy. The owner of a house is NOT required to act in a way that makes their tenants happy, they’re required to act in accordance with the law. Which Housing Corp has always done, in this matter.

    Even if the tenant’s aren’t happy, it’s not reasonable to suggest that therefore, the landlord is at fault. What about that don’t you and your ilk understand?

    And No-One has said they don’t have the right to assembly. (They don’t have a right to obstruct the truck, they can certainly stand around and hold up signs and weep and wail and moan but they can’t obstruct lawful operations, that’s not their right to do so.) The question is and always has been, are the protesters acting reasonably: i.e. do they have a point? And they don’t. Again, what about THAT, don’t you understand.

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  15. Longknives (4,949 comments) says:

    David might be able to help with this- Is there any sort of ‘code of conduct’ for MPs?
    (Sorry if this is a stupid question but we were discussing it at the pub last night)

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  16. MT_Tinman (3,315 comments) says:

    His car or our car?

    If the former I hope they crush it, if the latter I hope John Hatfield is charged with vandalism of public property.

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  17. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    Reid:

    The protestors…. ..argument is fallacious. This is because they rent the fucking houses they don’t own them. No landlord is required to consider anything more than a reasonable duty of care toward their tenants and this includes govt landlords. No tenant is entitled to resist a landlord’s reasonable and lawful actions…..

    Exactly.

    But the same Sue Henry seems to have a misguided idea that she is entitled to live in a house provided by the state – for life! Because of something her partner was apparently told in 1956….

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/east-bays-courier/5735000/Sue-says-we-won-t-go

    The sense of taxpayer funded entitlement, is staggering.

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  18. Graeme Edgeler (2,972 comments) says:

    So Hone thinks he is above the law.

    What law requires Hone to either converse with police or move his car in such circumstances?

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  19. Nostalgia-NZ (5,317 comments) says:

    HNZ uses the old tactic that people are being pressured against their wishes and all the gophers swallow it, what a surprise.
    HNZ had a long time to get this right and avoid any protest or severely minimise it. So poor was their planning that they were sending in contractors expecting them to handle the resistance that HNZ had failed to deal with. And again we see a fortune wasted because of a lack of practical pre-planning.
    HNZ must have been delighted when Hone became involved because it’s given something for them to hide their incompetence behind. It should be noted that the opportunity for protest was firmly provided by HNZ by lacking practical foresight despite whatever sideshows have followed – they got way ahead with their plans forgetting that they should first facilitate a plan that entailed overcoming or working around in an interim way difficulties that it was obvious they were going to have. One cap does not fit all, and most of the HNZ reps in that area are hideaway cover your own arse types that want others to do their difficult work for them, and who lack practical skills.

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  20. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    What law requires Hone to either converse with police or move his car in such circumstances?

    Probably the same Law that would allow the Police to move me on if I parked across your driveway and prevented you from leaving your property and going about your lawful business. You’re the lawyer – so you’ll most likely know the appropriate Law that covers this….

    Sorted.

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  21. Nostalgia-NZ (5,317 comments) says:

    Reid. Familiarise yourself with the area more and you will see that there is some justification for what Sue Henry and others say. Indeed those are issues that should have been dealt with, or compromised over. But overall we show the world a Government throwing people out of homes under force, the same Government that stands by a minister who would have been charged with an offence if a statute of limitation didn’t apply, a Government that apparently condones spying on it’s own people even when it is against the law. Nice look.

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  22. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    Graeme, Hone’s car was blocking the egress of the moving truck which was conducting lawful operations. The police attempted repeatedly to communicate with Hone and only after those attempts did they use force. What about any of that was unlawful action on the part of the police? And what was lawful about Hone positioning his car in a place which obstructed the truck?

    Reid. Familiarise yourself with the area more and you will see that there is some justification for what Sue Henry and others say.

    Nostalgia can you pray enlighten me? How is anything she and others have said, justified? Neither a govt nor a private landlord is required to make their tenants happy. That’s not part of any law I’ve ever read on the matter.

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  23. Kevin (960 comments) says:

    If a young white male was blocking a driveway they would be arrested, charged, a large bail imposed, draconian bail conditions and their car would probably be confiscated and crushed.

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  24. Mark (425 comments) says:

    Hone is a retard and a bully. If this is the lefts next great hope you guys are deluded. This guy is a moron and if you want to support him go ahead, because that makes you even a dumber moron.

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  25. bringbackdemocracy (429 comments) says:

    Why do people call it Hone’s car? We pay for it. It’s our car and was damaged while in his care.
    Give him a bike next time.

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  26. wtfunz (133 comments) says:

    This is perfect – may Hone “the stoneager” stay around for ever. Every time New Zealanders hear his name they are reminded of what maoris really think of the whities – “WHITE MOTHERFUCKERS”!. Do not kid yourself the maori party doesn’t also believe this. Especially when they are wearing their berrets and waving their flags. He is the mouth piece that gives hope for the end game otherwise they would have buried him in the Northland elections by putting up a real opponent.

    He is the personification of everything that festers in this country today and as such should be given as much air space and attention as possible to serve as a constant reminder to everyone of what is on the way if we complacently sleep through being royally rodgered by the grievers.

    Long live Hone – the new KING of KINGS.

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  27. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    When people appear in court following arrest for useless unjustified protests such as these, one of the sentencing options should be they are allowed to be used as one of those people who train police dogs by pretending to be one of the bad guys that the dogs are trained to run after and take down, except unlike the other people who presumably volunteer for this sort of work, the protesters don’t get any padding, because that would just create more expense, and the whole idea is to get them to make some sort of useful recompense for all the unnecessary expense and fuss they created through their own foolish idiotic and unjustifiable actions.

    It might make even more money if the police arranged to tape it and sell the tapes to the “when dogs attack” TV shows which I’m sure exist somewhere in the world. It’s a win-win-win every which way, IMO. I think I might write to Collins and see what she thinks. I imagine she’s a little tired of crushing cars by now. Time for the next big idea.

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  28. flipper (4,327 comments) says:

    This is NOT a defence of the dumb male Harawira (Hone) still sucking on mammy’s tit but:

    *** ” Why do people call it Hone’s car? We pay for it. It’s our car and was damaged while in his care.” ***

    Can someone enlighten us all? When did taxpayers stump for Hone’s car?

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  29. Nostalgia-NZ (5,317 comments) says:

    An area established in the 1950s mostly for returned serviceman and their families, many of whom were in transit camps in many sites in Auckland. Over successive governments there were policies to sell the houses or to just continue residency, in many circumstances ‘leases’ were assigned to children of the original tenants often with the same undertakings. But even putting that aside I’m not aware of any policy that was in place to use the tenancy tribunals so that at least HNZ could be telling the community what steps and compromises they made and what rulings were achieved by that – get to grips with some of the promises made to the families that may have been broken.
    But what I do know is that contractors have been sent in when things were not settled. Also there are vast tracks of land under devolopment and so plenty of scope for compromise, in difficult cases 2 year notices could have been put in place with the opportunity to move made more attractive. This stuff with it’s obvious difficulties should have been better planned not forgetting the human element. HNZ have given oxygen to Sue Henry and others, and we may yet see issues over land ownership arise. There are already vast tracks there sitting vacant belonging Maori so that drum may yet beat. But anyway the head of HNZ probably had a meeting with the minister that nobody remembers.

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  30. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    Not sure why this is an issue.

    State house bludgers live in houses provided by us. When those houses become surplus to requirements or we decide that they should be sold then we should have the right to tell the bludgers to fuck off and find somewhere else to live.

    If we must use our tax dollars so losers and bludgers can have some place to live then at least make sure they are in places that are some distance from private homes and some distance from where decent folk live.

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  31. Komata (1,220 comments) says:

    I note with interest that, over on GD, Ms B made the following statement:

    ‘I was there as an ‘Independent Public Watchdog’

    It would be reasonable to believe that the definition of ‘independent’ in such a context would be the one that states ‘ Acting and thinking for one’s self; not biased or swayed by influence’ (1)

    However, given the very evident triumph and glee with which she opens her posting on this thread at 11.52, it would seem that, for Ms B, ‘independent’ has a meaning which does not conform to the definition given above.

    Perhaps she is using a different Dictionary: ‘The Short Handbook of Communist Ideology’, perhaps (2)?

    Perhaps she will enlighten us with her definition of ‘Independent’ – the ‘Bright’ version?

    ______________________________________________________

    (1) [n.a.], ‘Home Study Dictionary’ (London, 1965) sv.independent

    (2) Fliescher, Helmut, Short Handbook of Communist Ideology (Synposis of the Osnovy markizsma-leninizma with complete index)’, (Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1965)

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  32. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    FYI Elaycee.

    “Probably the same Law that would allow the Police to move me on if I parked across your driveway and prevented you from leaving your property and going about your lawful business. You’re the lawyer – so you’ll most likely know the appropriate Law that covers this….

    Sorted.”

    NOT.

    There were temporary fences placed alongside Lunn Ave – very close to McDonalds at 77 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington.

    http://www.zenbu.co.nz/entry/1188981-mcdonalds-lunn-ave

    There was NO ‘private driveway’.

    I have tried ‘googling’ for the offence – ‘Failing to remove a vehicle from the road’ – and have been unable (so far) to find its statutory basis?

    If anyone else has better luck – do feel free to share it :)

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’
    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

    Eye-witness to events at Lunn Avenue, Thursday 11 October 2012, at which Hone Harawira Mana Party Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau was arrested.

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  33. Kevin (960 comments) says:

    She was there begging minto to take her back.

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  34. Kevin (960 comments) says:

    They should sell the state houses, then all the surrounding houses would instantly be worth hundreds do thousands of dollars more, causing millions of dollars to flow into their community and the rising tide would lift all boats.

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  35. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    “I parked my car in front of a truck and shone my light up high”

    Jesus. Hone thinks he is Jesus now, or at least a passable substitute for Bishop Brian! :)

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  36. Komata (1,220 comments) says:

    PB

    Since you are evidently reading the posts on this thread, A definition of ‘Independent’ please – as YOU understand the term. Thanks.

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  37. backster (2,194 comments) says:

    It is comforting to know the cops now have his DNA.

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  38. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    “I parked my car in front of a truck and shone my light up high”

    There were three young women on top of the roof of this house.

    It was dark.

    In my considered opinion, it was helpful for a number of reasons, (including ‘health and safety’ to have these proceedings ‘illuminated’?

    Komata – you put your name to your posts, in an ‘open’ and ‘transparent’ way (as I do :) and I will consider replying to your question.

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  39. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    “In my considered opinion, it was helpful for a number of reasons, (including ‘health and safety’ to have these proceedings ‘illuminated’?”

    What were three young women doing on the roof of a house without proper scaffolding being previously erected PB?

    I trust OSH will be investigating.

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  40. Komata (1,220 comments) says:

    Actually Penny I have; ‘Komata’ is what I’m known as by many people; and yes, the name IS used in conversation with ‘real’ humans.

    Over to you . . .

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  41. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    I don’t know you from a bar of soap ‘Komata’.

    While you’re not into ‘transparency’ – I’m not into replying :)

    Over to you………….

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  42. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    Penny you moron, he parked his car in front of the truck, blocking its egress as it went about its lawful business. THAT’s the crime, you disingenuous munting bint.

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  43. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    Were you there Reid?

    I was.

    There was a temporary fence between the car Hone Harawira was sitting in, and the truck with the house upon it.

    errr….. the purported ‘offence’ for which Hone Harawira was charged – was – ‘Failing to remove a vehicle from the road’.

    As yet, as I explained earlier, I have been unable to find the statutory basis for this ‘offence’.

    If you have been more successful ‘Reid’ – please do share the ‘link’?

    In the meantime, calm yourself.

    Perhaps you need a cup of tea – or something?

    You seem a bit upset – poor thing.

    Hope you feel better soon?

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  44. Komata (1,220 comments) says:

    Ok Penny, thanks for your answer – it was very enlightening. .

    In respect of your comment ‘I don’t know you from a bar of soap ‘Komata’. While you’re not into ‘transparency’ – I’m not into replying’, I would point out that, as New Zealand’s population is approximately 4.5 million people, the chances of you actually knowing me personally must therefore be 1:4.5 million. a figure that can of course be applied to every member of KB. Curiously, it is noticeable that you do not exercise your same highly-discriminatory standard to the other KB members when responding to them, a fact that, to those who are aware of such things is fascinating, and very revealing. Thank you for the insight.

    BTW: IF that is the way that you view my perfectly reasonable request, made in response to what I understood was your perfectly reasonable condition which I complied-with in its entirety, you do realise that, as an advocate of ‘honesty and transparency’ you simply cannot now respond to any comments made here, nor indeed actually post anything, since ‘you don’t know any of us from a bar of soap’, abd evidentrly no-one is able to reach your own standards of ‘Honesty and transparency’.

    Perhaps you would care to define those terms as well? How DOES Penny Bright actually define them?

    Again, thanks for your reply; no doubt others will have drawn their own conclusions as a result.

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  45. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    As yet, as I explained earlier, I have been unable to find the statutory basis for this ‘offence’.

    Best look a little harder… and search for key words including: public road / preventing others going about their Lawful business / arrest / public nuisance / moron.

    Sorted. :D

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  46. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    There was a temporary fence between the car Hone Harawira was sitting in, and the truck with the house upon it.

    So what? I imagine there were a lot of orange cones as well, the H&S people seem very keen on those, these days. But the thing about a temporary fence Penny, is that it’s by definition, designed to be removed when the truck’s ready to go. And if there’s a fucking car parked in the way of the truck when it does move, then regardless of whether or not the fence had yet been removed, that car is still blocking the way, isn’t it.

    Personally, if I was the police, I wouldn’t have bothered getting Hone out of his car after a few futile attempts which Hone ignored, I would have just done this to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xuudKAnv9Q

    And Penny, the fact you can’t find the bit of legislation the Police used to arrest Hone, is not my problem. Personally I don’t really care about it but if you do, go ahead. But don’t pretend that just because you can’t drive Google, that therefore Hone didn’t commit the crime alleged, because that’s just about the most mental twisting of logic I’ve ever heard.

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  47. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    All the parameters you have quoted Elaycee merely make the Boron appear so much the greater in the eyes of his boron supporters.

    Boron = Brown+Moron! :)

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  48. Nostalgia-NZ (5,317 comments) says:

    So the returned serviceman were bludgers big bruv? At least they gave you the opportunity to talk shit.

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  49. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    No Elaycee – NOT sorted.

    It’s not really complicated?

    Normal procedure is that if there is an ‘offence’ – there is a statutory basis to that offence?

    If you have found the link to this ‘offence’ – ‘Failing to remove a vehicle from the road’ – please do share it?

    (Asking nicely ………….. :)

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  50. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    Tell me, Johnboy – what would be your reaction if some placard waving dissidents blocked your ability to take a truck full of sheep away from the Ponderosa? Would you call the Police or would you prefer to back the old Bedford up to the offending vehicle and tip a load of shit all over the bonnet?

    If the latter, perhaps we could lobby to get it passed as a By-Law?

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  51. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Well old chap firstly I would have fenced the offending area off with some barbed wire (if I had some).
    Secondly I’d have shot them. Legalising that seems like a by-law we should have to guard against Boron’s fucking the place up.

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  52. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Penny can you help with corruption and fuck off some where never to return
    people that steel water and power are thieves
    people that occupy public space illegally and deface said public space are corrupt
    people that stop others doing their jobs for political reasons are corrupt
    people that make false accusations that the police use violence are corrupt
    people that slander a MP just because they don’t like His politics’s are corrupt
    Penny tarnish is a vile old hag who wastes the air she breaths

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  53. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Why don’t you open up and tell us what you really think of Penny Griff? :)

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  54. Komata (1,220 comments) says:

    Penny: Why are you still posting here? By extension of your own words you know none of us from a bar of soap, yet you still reply to comments from others whom you don’t know. Perhaps you would care to explain that anomaly to us ‘In the name of transparency and honesty’ (your words BTW) so that we can better understand you.

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  55. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    Oh dear – ‘Griff’ – obviously a ‘Libertarian’ who would ‘die in a ditch’ for my right to express a view that he doesn’t agree with?

    NOT.

    Thank goodness David Farrar ‘practices what he preaches’ as far as supporting ‘freedom of expression’ is concerned!

    Good on you David.

    You may learn ‘Griff’ (and anonymous / gutless (?) others – you know who you are) – that it is actually possibly to express a different point of view – without descending into the lowly pit of personal attacks?

    I live in hope.

    (Of course – having the surname ‘Bright’ – means I am genetically hard-wired to have an optimistic nature? :)

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  56. Mr Gronk (45 comments) says:

    Those who can’t find a law against parking and blocking vehicle access:

    Summary Offences Act 1981, Section 22: Obstructing public way.

    And the right to freedom of assembly doesn’t trump it. See Section 4 of the Bill of Rights Act.

    Whatever anyone may think of a moral right to protest by obstructing vehicles, it’s by no means clear that there’s a legal right to do it.

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  57. Manolo (14,161 comments) says:

    To Miss Dim: Fuck off.

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  58. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    “the chances of you actually knowing me personally must therefore be 1:4.5 million.”

    Thank fuck for that!

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  59. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Reconsider BB. I think Penny is quite sexy in a revolutionary sort of way! :)

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  60. Manolo (14,161 comments) says:

    Sexy? Yes. Maybe to a blind man stranded on an inhabited island for 10 years.
    On second thoughts, make it 50 years.

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  61. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Now now Manolo. Think back a little. Penny has never had a problem getting down and dirty and manipulating a blokes connection to his waterworks. That shows true commitment to what she is best at! :)

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  62. annie (539 comments) says:

    Actually, Hone and the cops are about as credible as each other. Neither is particularly trustworthy – the police as evidenced by the sworn evidence they gave to the Dotcom court.

    Both lie like flatfish when it suits them.

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  63. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Still when my house is being invaded and my ewe raped I know who I will call annie. :)

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  64. Graeme Edgeler (2,972 comments) says:

    Summary Offences Act 1981, Section 22: Obstructing public way.

    Except he hasn’t been charged with that. And the car was parked on the side of the road presumably in a place it could lawfully be parked (i.e. not only yellow lines, etc.)

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  65. nasska (12,088 comments) says:

    According to Water Woman the racist was charged with ‘Failing to remove a vehicle from the road’. So far so good.

    Presuming that the mess ends up in Court I think we can safely accept that if the charge turns out to be invalid because it was laid under a law that doesn’t exist it will be thrown out the door with great haste.

    So where’s the problem?

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  66. Kevin (960 comments) says:

    The judge will throw it out anyway because hone good, Capitalism bad.

    Thanks for clearing that up Graeme, I’ll start ignoring roadworks cones now.

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  67. Joseph Carpenter (214 comments) says:

    Offence under Land Transport Act, clauses 113)2)C & D, max $10,000 fine as well as Summary Offences violations. Possible other offences as well under the various land transport and vehicle laws PLUS a Police officer can act as an enforcement officer for ANY land transport related statute, regulation or bylaw including ANY under the Local Government Act, Government Roading Powers Act, Land Transport Management Act, Railways Act, Transfund Act, etc so plenty of choice.

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  68. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Hell FESter can have kids after all! :)

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  69. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    There weren’t any road cones where Hone Harawira parked his car.

    There weren’t any yellow lines where Hone Harawira parked his car.

    There weren’t any signs saying people couldn’t park their car where Hone Harawira parked his car.

    hmmmm …………… wonder if this proceeding for this ‘offence’ of ‘Failing to remove a vehicle from the road’ (for which we seem to be having a problem finding its statutory basis) – is in fact going to proceed on Wednesday 17 October 2012 at the Auckland District Court?

    (If I were the Police – I’d drop it like a hot spud).

    Hope they don’t.

    I am SO looking forward to displaying banners outside Court – including the one that says:

    “How come ACT’s ONE LAW FOR ALL doesn’t apply to John Banks and Don Brash?”

    Those who are interested can see this, and other banners on ‘Give a grrl a banner’ http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com :)

    (You may particularly enjoy the last one – where the Not-So-Honourable John Banks morphs into a rat with a gold tooth? )

    Go on!

    Have a look!

    You’ll probably end up with a grin on your face – you won’t be able to help yourselves………… ;)

    :)

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

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  70. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    “There weren’t any road cones where Hone Harawira parked his car.
    There weren’t any yellow lines where Hone Harawira parked his car.
    There weren’t any signs saying people couldn’t park their car where Hone Harawira parked his car.”

    Phew Cuz those bro’s will fuckin steal anything eh!! :)

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  71. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    There weren’t any road cones where Hone Harawira parked his car.

    There weren’t any yellow lines where Hone Harawira parked his car.

    There weren’t any signs saying people couldn’t park their car where Hone Harawira parked his car.

    Penny, was there a massive truck with a house on it waiting to leave, which Hone parked his car in front of?

    Well? Was there?

    Fuck,

    What are ya, Penny? Mental as anything doesn’t quite cover it, does it.

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  72. Reid (16,681 comments) says:

    Sorry Penny, I’d delete the last few lines if I could. My apologies, I know you only do it because you’re passionate about what you believe in.

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  73. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    There was a temporary fence between the truck with a house on it, and Hone Harawira’s car.

    On top of the house, were three young women protestors.

    The truck could not move until the three young women protestors were removed from the top of the house.

    So – at the time Police arrested Hone Harawira – the truck with the house upon it could not actually go anywhere.

    ‘Seek truth from facts’?

    There actually is an ‘edit’ function where you have 3 minutes to alter what you have written ‘Reid’?

    In the unlikely event that you were unaware of this ‘Reid’ – I still accept your apology.

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  74. graham (2,348 comments) says:

    Penny at 2:53 pm –

    … (Asking nicely ………….. :)…

    Funny thing. I asked nicely if Penny would sign up to the Code of Conduct she insists other people need to sign up to.

    Penny said she would “consider” answering if I agreed to certain conditions. In fear and trembling awe of Penny, I did agree to those conditions. And I haven’t breached those conditions at all since agreeing to them. Go back and check.

    But … Penny hasn’t answered my question.

    Why is that, do you think? I think I know why, but I can’t say for sure because Penny – normally so loquacious – is strangely silent on this matter.

    Could it be that Penny – fearless champion of “transparency” and “openness” and “accountability” – isn’t quite so keen on applying those qualities to herself?

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  75. publicwatchdog (3,112 comments) says:

    You may have noticed Graham – I’ve been a little bit busy?

    :)

    Kind regards,

    Penny Bright

    ‘Anti-corruption campaigner’

    http://www.dodgyjohnhasgone.com

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  76. Left Right and Centre (3,007 comments) says:

    I can’t stand the sight of Hone. I’m not saying that he’s always sour, but I heard that he sucked a lemon, and the lemon made a face.

    Yes Penny… everyone is corrupt. Not many people take your seriously mate, least of all on this blog I’d say. You’re really wasting your time in this place with your nonsense and spam self-promotion. Over a thousand posts? Shit.

    The queer looking hat you wear is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m surprised you don’t choose the old tinfoil hat. It’s a dead giveaway that you’re a total fruitcake. We’ve got crazies here in Wellington too… one dude used to walk around in a jester hat. One mental chick wanders the streets in army fatigues. A Down’s Syndrome fella used to dress up in something new every time you saw him. Hell, we had blanket man Ben Hana. If I want to be taken seriously at a job interview… I don’t turn up wearing a miniskirt and heels… (unless it was for a drag act?) and if you really wanted to be taken remotely seriously by anyone who possesses one-and-a-half braincells to rub together… you’d have enough sense to at least lose the hat for a start. But you’re clueless. Poor dear.

    Sue Henry… rings talkback regularly and drones on in one of the *worst* sounding kiwi accents you’ll ever hear. On one occasion I changed the station but alas it was no good, she rang them straight afterwards as well.

    When Penny rings talkback, I listen hoping to hear the host flame her or cut her off *quick*. It’s all just more self-promoting spam. Just like Hone and his car stunt. I suppose Penny losing the Epsom electorate was also due to a corrupt process.

    Kind regards,

    Philip Opie

    ‘Anti-moron campaigner’

    http://www.pennybrightisshite.com

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  77. hannity (152 comments) says:

    LR andC. says
    Sue Henry… rings talkback regularly and drones on in one of the *worst* sounding kiwi accents you’ll ever hear. On one occasion I changed the station but alas it was no good, she rang them straight afterwards as well.

    Philip maybe if you didn’t limit yourself to listening to two talkback radio stations, your dull bulb ,might shine a little brighter.

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  78. Left Right and Centre (3,007 comments) says:

    That’s insanity Hannity …

    What’s the matter darling, are you Sue’s best mate or something?

    Do you want to name some of the other NZ really choice radio talkback stations that I’ve somehow missed?

    My bulb is probably brighter than yours mate!! At least I’ve got a bulb that works… unlike Sue and Penny… the lights are on but nobody’s home… hahahahaha

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