The 2013 Kiwiblog Award Winners

January 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Over 500 readers voted in the 2013 Kiwblog Awards. We have the results …. drum roll …

First the closest fought category – Press Gallery Journalist of the Year

The winner is Andrea Vance with 55%, just ahead of Hamish Rutherford on 45%.

Then we have the Minor Party MP of the Year.

With 46% of the vote, Clint of Hey Clint fame is the clear winner. He’s seen as having performed better than those who he advises! Runner up was Kevin Hague on 24% so Green Party figures clean up. Peter Dunne 3rd on 17%, Winston Peters on 11% and Hone Harawira on 35.

The Labour Party MP of the Year was a landslide.

Shane Jones may have got only 13% of Labour Party members voting for him, but he got the vote of 50% of Kiwiblog readers. Louisa Wall was a creditable second at 29% and new Leader David Cunliffe got 20%.

The National Party MP of the Year was an even bigger landslide.

Bill English cleans up with a huge surplus on 61%. Steven Joyce was favoured by 19%, Tony Ryall by 11% and Gerry Brownlee by 10%. Only MPs who received multiple nominations were included in the ballot.

Finally we have the overall MP of the Year.

This category included the Prime Minister, so was more closely fought. But once again the Finance Minister came up trumps with 48% support. PM Key was on 40% and Tony Ryall smooth handling of health had 12% pick him ahead of the PM and Deputy PM.

The list of winners over time are:

Press Gallery Journalist of the Year

  • 2013 – Andrea Vance
  • 2012 – Rodney Hide
  • 2010 – Guyon Espiner
  • 2009 – John Armstrong
  • 2008 – Audrey Young
  • 2007 – Fran O’Sullivan

Minor Party MP of the Year

  • 2013 – Clint
  • 2012 – Russel Norman
  • 2010 – John Boscawen
  • 2009 – Tariana Turia
  • 2008 – Rodney Hide
  • 2007 – Heather Roy

Labour Party MP of the Year

  • 2013 – Shane Jones
  • 2012 – David Cunliffe
  • 2010 – Grant Robertson
  • 2009 – John Key
  • 2008 – Winston Peters
  • 2007 – Phil Goff

National Party MP of the Year

  • 2013 – Bill English
  • 2012 – Chris Finlayson
  • 2010 – Steven Joyce
  • 2009 – Steven Joyce
  • 2008 – John Key
  • 2007 – Bill English

MP of the Year

  • 2013 – Bill English
  • 2012 – Russel Norman
  • 2010 – John Key
  • 2009 – Lockwood Smith
  • 2008 – Rodney Hide
  • 2007 – John Key
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7 Responses to “The 2013 Kiwiblog Award Winners”

  1. Redbaiter (7,605 comments) says:

    With choices stretching from the Irish commie Vance and the disgraced masturbator Jones, and Clint, another dedicated watermelon/commie, to Mr Extended Parental Leave Bill English, Kiwiblog readers once again show most emphatically that the center right in NZ is in actuality far left.

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  2. nickb (3,659 comments) says:

    Good to see you back redbaiter :)

    Agreed BTW

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  3. Pete George (22,804 comments) says:

    Redbaiter:
    a) come up with someone better
    b) get them elected
    c) get them into a position in Government where they can make a difference.

    Otherwise I assume your mythical right is nothing more than a very few frothing futilely in a small political corner.

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  4. smttc (691 comments) says:

    Shane Jones Labour MP of 2013??????????? Ha.

    I personally think the man is a pompous git.

    But Labour MP of the year? He’s in the wrong party FFS.

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  5. lolitasbrother (477 comments) says:

    please don’t do this any more Mr Farrar it is too boring

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  6. Daigotsu (450 comments) says:

    @Pete: Given that voters have continuously rejected your brand of “Well on the one hand this but on the other hand that” pompous crap I think it’s deeply ironic that you are telling Russell he needs to “get elected” before anyone has to listen to him.

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  7. Pete George (22,804 comments) says:

    Daigotsu – you don’t seem to understand MMP, which requires a majority coalition.

    I supported Labour in 2005, they won. I supported National in 2008, they won. I supported National winning again in 2011 which they did – just, with the help of a valuable United Future electorate win which I also supported. And UF’s vote is a key decider on many bills so has quite a bit of influence, which political extremists festering with frustration seem to be jealous of.

    The Tea Party and Sarah Palin appear to have no influence whatsoever here.

    I’m mostly happy with how National are going alongside Act, UF and the Maori Party. Redbaiter seems totally unhappy about everything and everyone in politics.

    What was your point?

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