2013 Kiwiblog Awards

January 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

Forgot to run these last year, but can do a catch up and open nominations now.  Nominations are open (in comments) for the following:

  • 2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 Minor Party MP of the Year.
  • 2013 National MP of the Year. 
  • 2013 Labour MP of the Year.
  • 2013 MP of the Year.

The winners in 2012 were Rodney Hide, Russel Norman, Chris Finlayson, David Cunliffe and Russel Norman.

I’ll keep nominations open for a few days, and then open voting once I have closed nominations. Nominate away.

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24 Responses to “2013 Kiwiblog Awards”

  1. Harriet (4,532 comments) says:

    » 2013 MP of the Year.

    Tony Abbott. :cool:

    The rest of the awards are rather meaningless in the bigger scheme of things.

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  2. nasska (10,696 comments) says:

    2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year…..to be announced by Pravda.
    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year…..Hone (he turned up a couple of times)
    2013 National MP of the Year…..Tony Ryall
    2013 Labour MP of the Year…..Trevor Mallard
    2013 MP of the Year….Tony Ryall

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  3. Joanne (177 comments) says:

    National MP of the Year – her quick witednes towards Cunners would make Lange proud.

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  4. Joanne (177 comments) says:

    Minor Party MP of the Year – Hone – by not being in Parliament raised the average IQ of the Debating Chamber

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  5. you reap what you sow (29 comments) says:

    2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year- ANDREA VANCE (excellent jogger too)

    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year. Hone Harawera – finally realized he has absolutely nothing to offer, went AWOL to let others get on with it.

    2013 National MP of the Year. Big Jerry – his work in Chch is under rated.

    2013 Labour MP of the Year. Shane Jones – providing a bit of red blooded balance

    2013 MP of the Year. John Key ….. One of the best NZ PMs ever.

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  6. Neil (556 comments) says:

    2013 Awards
    National MP of Year Bill English
    Mp of Year Bill English
    Minor Party MP of Year Kevin Hague
    Labour MP of Year Darian Fenton(Sums up Labour hopelessness !!!!

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  7. Andrew McMillan (49 comments) says:

    Press Gallery: Tova O’Brien – had a breakthrough year
    Minor Party: Winston Peters – commanding presence in the house
    National: Steven Joyce – anything that broke, Mr Fix It, fixed it
    Labour: Louisa Wall – gaining traction from the opposition benches
    MP of the Year: Steven Joyce

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  8. redqueen (457 comments) says:

    Definitely Bill English for MP and National MP. Have to agree with Hone for Minor MP…not showing up to Parliament makes the place much nicer/smarter. As for Labour, probably Shearer. That snapper stunt was a brilliant own goal and complaining about the GCSB non-stop, when there was little public care, gave John Key the opportunity to spank Red Campbell like the child he is.

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  9. slernz (28 comments) says:

    Press: Andrea Vance
    Minor Party: Dunne (wanted to do like Pants Down Brown with Ms Vance but didn’t manage it)
    National: Judith Collins (I like her attitude)
    Labour: Shane Jones
    MP of Year: English

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  10. flipper (3,590 comments) says:

    » 2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year [DPF, whose incisive, but balanced comment beat that of all the silly scribblers. Too much self aggrandisement with Vance et al.]

    » 2013 Minor Party MP of the Year. [Damien O'Conner - West Coast Labour]

    » 2013 National MP of the Year. [W English, for the economy, stupid = and Big Gerry for telling the truth on ChCh..]

    » 2013 Labour MP of the Year. [Mahuta, for keeping her mouth shut = S Jones, for opening his in matters that count.]

    » 2013 MP of the Year. [J Key = S Joyce]

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  11. Michael (896 comments) says:

    National MP: Bill English. It pains me to write that, but he’s achieved all the goals that he was set by the caucus.

    Labour MP: Chris Hipkins. Cunliffe knows he has a talent-lite caucus but still demoted out all the old guard and supporters despite knowing that the rest were useless. The only exception was Hipkins, who is the only Labour MP to have the opposite Cabinet Minister on the back foot.

    Minor Party: Another painful admission, we all snorted when he kept naming Dunne as the GCSB leaker. Only for him to be proven right – so Winston Peters.

    MP of the Year: Louisa Wall, no rainbow speeches but shepherded through the gay marriage law. And still waiting for the apocalypse/God’s wrath/smiting.

    Gallery Journalist of the Year: Jane Clifton.

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  12. peterwn (3,168 comments) says:

    nasska – Interesting with Tony Ryall. MSM is trying to ‘manufacture’ that he is past his ‘best by’ date and will be going. What twaddle. As far as I can see he is right on top of the Health portfolio. Annette King said she was going to knock him off his pedestal on health matters, but despite dredging up what ‘stories’ she could, hardly made a scratch on him.

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  13. duggledog (1,362 comments) says:

    Press Gallery – Vance
    Minor Party – Gareth Hughes – never was so much bullshit spoken to so many by so few people (him and Clint)
    National MP – Simon Bridges for tearing Campbell a new one
    Labour MP – Damien O’Connor for being one of the only sane ones
    MP of the year – English

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  14. nasska (10,696 comments) says:

    peterwn

    The fact that Tony Ryall has even survived being handed the health portfolio never mind making a resounding success of it speaks volumes of the man & his abilities.

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  15. All_on_Red (1,394 comments) says:

    Tony Abbott
    Not that you would read much of his achievements given the bias and selective reporting from wankers like Greg Ansley.

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  16. Pete George (22,866 comments) says:

    Minor Party: Another painful admission, we all snorted when he kept naming Dunne as the GCSB leaker. Only for him to be proven right – so Winston Peters.

    He wasn’t proven right. Nothing was proven except for the lack of success of the henry inquiry despite breaking rules and protocols and getting slammed for it.

    Peters was actually proven wrong, he kept claiming there was evidence and that he had evidence, and there was nothing of substance. He lied inside Parliament and outside Parliament before being pressed to admit he had nothing.

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  17. s.russell (1,565 comments) says:

    Some nominations
    2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year: Hamish Rutherford
    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year: No award this year as there is no-one worthy of it
    2013 National MP of the Year: So many worthy ones: Bill English, John Key, Tony Ryall, Gerry Brownlee
    2013 Labour MP of the Year: Louisa Wall, Shane Jones
    2013 MP of the Year: See National MPs above
    Hone Harawira should NOT be a nominee, as he is a joke. Including him would simply be making mockery of the Kiwiblog Awards themselves. Likewise several others suggested above.

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  18. double d (225 comments) says:

    Andrew McMillan – surely you jest – Winston a commanding presence in the house. Ha. Maybe once, but a shadow of his former self. The grandiose pauses, the slurred mumbles and the possum in headlight look on his face when his bullying ways were brushed aside was a little sad if anything. Commanding – not so much, a little sad.

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  19. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year: Hamish Rutherford
    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year: Honestly can’t think of anyone who isn’t a joke vote.
    2013 National MP of the Year: So many worthy ones: Bill English
    2013 Labour MP of the Year: David Shearer
    2013 MP of the Year: John Key wins this almost just for that one Campbell interview.

    Surprised by Louisa Wall getting votes. She was the only Labour MP to publicly support the man ban proving she only opposes discrimination when she doesn’t benefit from it.

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  20. backster (2,082 comments) says:

    Minor party MP……..Julie Ann Genter……….Keeps trying to take us back to the good old horse & buggy.

    National MP…………Paula Benefit…………..They keep trying but none can knock her down.

    Labour MP………….Little Pony………………Keeps getting back up.

    MP of Year……………..John KEY…outstanding Leader.

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  21. Manolo (13,396 comments) says:

    2013 National MP of the Year. Tony Ryall for his excellent ministerial performance.
    2013 Labour MP of the Year: Silent T, for his comeback from the grave.
    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year: The lecherous fantasist Peter Dunne, for the wrong reasons (leaky and lascivious).
    2013 MP of the Year: Tony Ryall, the undisputed winner.

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  22. Vinick (214 comments) says:

    2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year: Hamish Rutherford
    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year: Kevin Hague
    2013 National MP of the Year: Steven Joyce
    2013 Labour MP of the Year: Shane Jones
    2013 MP of the Year: Bill English

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  23. Andrew McMillan (49 comments) says:

    Winston… [is] …but a shadow of his former self

    Agreed that he’s no way near as potent as he was in the past and his age is getting the better of him, but regardless he still stands out in the house.

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  24. muncha1 (18 comments) says:

    2013 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Vance (No comment needed)
    2013 Minor Party MP of the Year. – Hague (Solid, unflappable, but importantly for the Greens, sellable to the mainstream)
    2013 National MP of the Year. – Bill English (The only way National wins a third term is by getting the economy humming. Nail on the head so far)
    2013 Labour MP of the Year. Louisa Wall (Got a controversial Bill through with a massive majority)
    2013 MP of the Year. – Bill English (As above)

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