Voting open for Kiwiblog Awards

December 11th, 2012 at 6:45 am by David Farrar

Voting is now open via the blog polls in the sidebar for the 2012 . Any names that got more than one nomination were included. As no person (except mikenmild) got nominated more than once for Public Servant of the Year, no voting for that category this year.

The nominees are:

Press Gallery Journalist of the Year

  • John Armstrong
  • Patrick Gower
  • Rodney Hide
  • Fran O’Sullivan

Rodney is not technically press gallery but he writes on politics so have allowed the nomination. Likewise Fran is a business columnist but again often writes on politics.

Minor Party MP of the Year

  • Peter Dunne
  • Kevine Hague
  • Julie-Anne Genter
  • Russel Norman
  • Winston Peters

National MP of the Year

  • Chris Finlayson
  • Steven Joyce
  • John Key
  • Tony Ryall

Labour MP of the Year

  • David Cunliffe
  • Chris Hipkins
  • Rajen Prasad
  • Louisa Wall

MP of the Year

  • Steven Joyce
  • Russel Norman
  • Tony Ryall
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19 Responses to “Voting open for Kiwiblog Awards”

  1. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    In a couple of cases it would be nice to have the option None.
    Tony Ryall gets my vote as MP of the Year. Key wins hands down the Failure of the Year award.

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  2. Bryce Edwards (248 comments) says:

    Patrick Gower

    Russel Norman

    Steven Joyce

    David Cunliffe

    Russel Norman

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  3. David Farrar (1,881 comments) says:

    Don’t forget that for your votes to count, you need to also vote in the blogpolls in the sidebar. Interesting to see the comments though.

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  4. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    No vote
    Julie-Anne Genter
    Chris Finlayson
    Chris Hipkins
    No vote

    Pity about public servant of the year. And I did nominate Paul McGill, the Fire Service guy who had the guts to apologise for failures in the CTV building rescue.

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  5. MajorBloodnok (361 comments) says:

    I think “None” needs to be an option in all categories. Of the MPs, there are none that I want to endorse as doing a good job. They are all trying to take away our freedom, bit by bit.

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  6. dave (987 comments) says:

    Patrick Gower

    Russel Norman

    Chris Finlayson

    Chris Hipkins ( Rajen Prasad, hahahahaha)

    Russel Norman

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  7. bhudson (4,736 comments) says:

    @mikey,

    You take Public Servant of the Year award by default. Congratulations.

    @dave

    How can you laugh at Rajen? It was only as result of a concerted push by Shearer supporters in the past few days that he was overtaken in second place for the Kiwiblog next Labour leader poll. The man clearly has strong support a ingest the learned KB readers.

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  8. Nigel Kearney (960 comments) says:

    “I think “None” needs to be an option in all categories.”

    I agree, except for the Labour MP category where this option would be redundant.

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  9. lazza (379 comments) says:

    Press Gallery Journalist of the Year
    Patrick Gower

    Minor Party MPPeter Dunne
    Kevine Hague

    National MP of the Year
    Tony Ryall

    Labour MP of the Year
    David Cunliffe

    MP of the Year
    Tony Ryall

    AND! … Mayor of the year
    Meng Foon

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  10. David in Chch (512 comments) says:

    Interesting. All of my votes matched yours, DPF. My first criterion – who made the biggest media splashes? And then you made the greatest contributions. Often the first overshadowed the second. What were the reasons for your choices?

    Cheers

    [DPF: I have not said how I voted. But my votes were Gower, Norman, Finlayson, Hipkins and and Ryall]

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  11. Redbaiter (8,234 comments) says:

    I agree with Manolo.

    Tony Ryall wins hands down as one of the very very few Nat MPs worth more than a pinch of goat shit.

    Rodney Hide and Julie Anne Genter are the only other names worth a vote.

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  12. jocko (111 comments) says:

    Politician of the year: Lockwood Smith?

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  13. Key is our man (866 comments) says:

    Has Rajen Prasad’s name been added for comedy effect?

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  14. bhudson (4,736 comments) says:

    Has Rajen Prasad’s name been added for comedy effect?

    Some might suggest that Rajen is but one amongst a caucus of clowns.

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  15. Griff (7,202 comments) says:

    Rajen Prasad’s.
    Represents the next effort in reaching the voter base labour is shure it has :wink:

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  16. Megan (12 comments) says:

    Too Easy!

    Gower

    Genter

    Finlayson

    Wall

    Norman

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  17. Tauhei Notts (1,675 comments) says:

    Could we have something like Kiwiblogger of the year.
    I think it would be between Viking2, Nasska and Reid.
    Manolo might be in the running. Kiwi In America has shown promise.
    Redbaiter should be retired to stud, but nobody would want to breed from him, but the off spring of him and Penny would be interesting.

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  18. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    I suggest a poll for best respondent here, worst respondent here, and the best post by DPF and the worst.

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  19. David in Chch (512 comments) says:

    Thanks for your response to my comment at 9.26 am. What then do the boldfaced entries mean than? I was under the (obviously incorrect) impression was that they represented your selections. Oops.

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