Green Party activist guilty of defacing National billboards

August 26th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Spraying graffiti on a National Party billboard and resisting the police officers who caught him has led to a community work sentence for a Christchurch man.

It is the second time Luka Emerson De Spa, 21, has had National in his sights.

Four years ago he was arrested for jumping on top of Prime Minister John Key’s car at an event in Christchurch where De Spa was with a group of protesters.

As a first offender aged 17, he was granted diversion for that charge, which meant he escaped having a conviction on his record.

He pleaded guilty in the Christchurch District Court today to charges of defacing a National Party billboard, unlawful possession of a spray-paint can and resisting arrest.

Resisting arrest. Not a peaceful chap!

She said he was a student training to be a chef and had no proper income. He had a 3-year-old child for whom he paid child support.

If he has no proper income, then I suspect the taxpayers are in fact paying for the child he fathered when he was 17.

I blogged on Luka in 2010:

Luka himself appears to be a Green Party member, posting on their Facebook page and advocating a vote for the Green Party in 2011 just a few days ago.

Luka’s father is a former co-convener of the Greens.

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60 Responses to “Green Party activist guilty of defacing National billboards”

  1. metcalph (1,367 comments) says:

    Obviously the police and the courts are glove puppets of Cameron Slater.

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  2. kowtow (8,938 comments) says:

    Chef?

    I wouldn’t trust the bastard to prepare a meal for someone whose politics he disagreed with.

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  3. Nukuleka (400 comments) says:

    I expect that Luka’s activities on behalf of The Green Party are just the tip of the iceberg. It certainly ain’t National Party supporters who have been putting swastikas and anti-Semitic messages onto National billboards throughout the country.

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  4. Tauhei Notts (1,687 comments) says:

    I’ll wager the child support he is paying is less than $12 per week.
    Any takers?

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  5. David Garrett (7,700 comments) says:

    metcalph: Well, According to old Red, Slater is also a “Prog”!! (I of course have long been ‘outed’ by Red as another one)

    Funny thing is, old Red doesn’t respond to questions about how many members HIS party currently has..

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  6. Redbaiter (10,417 comments) says:

    A non working loser most likely a beneficiary and with a kid the taxpayers are supporting.

    Typical Green/ Left supporter.

    These people see voting as a means to lift money from other people’s wallets and have it inserted into their own wallets.

    And the cynical corrupt politicians who court their vote know this. That’s why they pander to them.

    Greens/ leftists and their selfish voters just make a farce of the democratic process.

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  7. UrbanNeocolonialist (314 comments) says:

    Well done to the Green parents for instilling values in him that make him such a useful and productive young man.

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  8. labrator (1,851 comments) says:

    @David Garrett I enjoy your contributions significantly more when you don’t push the Red Baiter button.

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  9. wf (482 comments) says:

    The only billboards still standing here (although they are a bit wobbly) after last w/e, are the Greens. The kids probably did a road trip -

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  10. ShawnLH (6,661 comments) says:

    Redcoward is a nutjob. There is not a single mainstream Right party anywhere in the world that pass muster with him because he has narrowed the definition of what is “Right” to a degree that is just ludicrous. It’s impossible for me to take anything he says seriously, and his habit of throwing around accusations of “prog” and “Soviet Bolsheviks” is clear evidence of an uneducated moron who has no clue about the meaning of words he uses.

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  11. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    She said he was a student training to be a chef and had no proper income. He had a 3-year-old child for whom he paid child support.

    That can’t be true- you aren’t deducted child support if your income drops below some threshold.

    [When my 10yo’s biological father / sperm donor quit his job and moved to Auckland – to sponge off his new girlfriend – the hefty $60-odd a month he was contributing to his daughter’s upbringing immediately stopped. Our obligation to fly her up to Auckland to see him once a month, every month without fail still continued, of course…]

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  12. David Garrett (7,700 comments) says:

    labarator: Thank you… don’t you think Red invites it by continuing to call everyone “Progs” and denigrating every party on the centre right?

    As a keen student of politics I am genuinely keen to know how many raving lunatics are lined up behind Red…don’t you think that is a legitimate question??

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  13. Rich Prick (1,750 comments) says:

    The lefties really are covering themselves in glory this election.

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  14. labrator (1,851 comments) says:

    don’t you think Red invites it by continuing to call everyone “Progs” and denigrating every party on the centre right?

    No. I pretty much skip everything he writes. He has some interesting insights sometimes but most of the time he just hurls abuse and refuses to expound. Sometimes he’s incredibly eloquent and polite but that’s much rarer. I enjoy reading comments from, and engaging with, civil people from across the political spectrum. Bit I digress and don’t want to threadjack.

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  15. dubya (245 comments) says:

    Facebook says he went to a Rudolf Steiner school. Quelle surprise.

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  16. Psycho Milt (2,423 comments) says:

    When my 10yo’s biological father / sperm donor quit his job – to sponge off his new girlfriend – the hefty $60-odd a month he was contributing to his daughter’s upbringing immediately stopped.

    “Sperm donor” is entirely appropriate for those guys – “biological father” may be technically accurate but it fails to indicate the true extent of their contemptible uselessness.

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  17. stigie (1,448 comments) says:

    “As a keen student of politics I am genuinely keen to know how many raving lunatics are lined up behind Red…don’t you think that is a legitimate question??”

    Sorry DG, a good question, but you wont get an answer….never will anytime soon !~

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  18. Psycho Milt (2,423 comments) says:

    She said he was a student training to be a chef and had no proper income. He had a 3-year-old child for whom he paid child support.

    Or, “She said he was a waster.” Defence lawyers are so verbose.

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  19. box345 (86 comments) says:

    Of course for every sperm donor, there is an egg donor. And the egg donor/sperm donor relationship is a pot/kettle/black situation is it not? Including the one above. Why is the egg donor’s comment being upvoted?

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  20. Jack5 (5,278 comments) says:

    Dubya posted at 1.26:

    Facebook says he went to a Rudolf Steiner school. Quelle surprise.

    Dubya, do you, too, want the lefty teachers’ unions to retain monopoly control over how are kids are taught – or indoctrinated?

    I don’t know about Steiner schools, but I know the Montessori schools overseas are producing a greatly disproportionate number of technology leaders.

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  21. artemisia (268 comments) says:

    The minimum child support payable is $16.30 per week, even if on a very low income. If not paid, it becomes arrears with penalties and still payable unless the custodial parent agrees to wipe it. If the custodial parent is a beneficiary, payment of CS is mandatory. But otherwise may not be paid if there is a private (or no) arrangement between the parents.

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  22. David Garrett (7,700 comments) says:

    But back right on topic…I have found it very disturbing out here in the rural sector…there is a “billboard farm” just outside the village…the only billboard that got defaced was ACT’s one featuring the deputy leader, Kenneth Wang, and some Chinese writing…it was defaced and replaced several times before they changed it to one featuring Jamie Whyte..

    Disturbing that such virulent anti Asian racism is part of our community…

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  23. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Mais non, box345 –

    If a man lives with a woman for 6 years, then has a baby with her, and then two months after the birth, he freaks out, loses his bottle, and leaves the mother, moves far far away, and makes no contact at all for two years, and then suddenly he reappears…. affirming and insisting upon all HIS RIGHTS to see HIS DAUGHTER… deflecting any and all obligation or expectation that he might CONTRIBUTE to HIS DAUGHTER’S upbringing, then

    :arrow: The woman has done nothing wrong, and everything right

    :arrow: The man has done nothing right, and everything wrong

    :arrow: calling him ‘sperm donor’ is being charitable.

    You know NOTHING, box345. Fuck off, eat shit, and die! :-)

    But we are digressing from the topic of this thread…

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  24. box345 (86 comments) says:

    Of course egg donor did nothing wrong. There there dear. And yes, you did digress.

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  25. Jack5 (5,278 comments) says:

    The name de Spa isn’t very common, and there are a couple of businesses based in Christchurch where the controlling stakes are held by people with that name. I wonder if this vandal “with no proper job” is related to them. I feel sorry for them if he is.

    Anne Marie Luce Mathilde Andre de Spa has the controlling stake in de Spa Cosmetics, and Philippe de Spa has a controlling stake in de Spa Chocolatier.

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  26. Zapper (1,048 comments) says:

    box, it appears that RRM is funding the raising of another man’s child and refers to the child as his own. I think you’re backing the wrong horse here.

    There are plenty of vile mothers no doubt, but having a crack at RRM’s other half when even a cursory glance of the facts RRM has provided suggests that the biological father is in the wrong here, is very poor form.

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  27. Redbaiter (10,417 comments) says:

    “Funny thing is, old Red doesn’t respond to questions about how many members HIS party currently has..”

    And the reason I don’t respond is because like most questions asked of me on this and other forums by progressives and their fellow travellers its based on idiotic and false premises- ie that in order to be critical of current politicians or argue politics at all one must be the leader of their own political party.

    Really?

    And you make the situation worse by publicly wondering why I do not defer to deal with such idiocy.

    FFS..!!

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  28. Tarquin North (400 comments) says:

    I reckon that’s two strikes.

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  29. rangitoto (263 comments) says:

    “Obviously the police and the courts are glove puppets of Cameron Slater.”

    Slater controls the US, Russia, China and the EU. All the while pretending to be a NZ blogger. I’m not fooled I have extra thick tinfoil haha.

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  30. Redbaiter (10,417 comments) says:

    Third strike is being pondered right now.

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  31. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    But redtard you dont ” argue politics ”
    You make right wing nut job pronouncements and refuse to engage when any one challenges them

    This isn’t arguing.

    Its cheap sound bites for political morons .

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  32. Redbaiter (10,417 comments) says:

    Grief the reason I seldom engage with you is that you are a coward and a liar and therefore there is no profit in having you on my side. Think what you like about any subject you like. If ever I do care it will only be because you might occasionally say something that is either too horrifying or too laughable in its misconceptions.

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  33. metcalph (1,367 comments) says:

    Anne Marie Luce Mathilde Andre de Spa has the controlling stake in de Spa Cosmetics, and Philippe de Spa has a controlling stake in de Spa Chocolatier.

    I know the kid’s father (I was at school with him) and his father (ie the kid’s grandfather) was the founder of de Spa’s Belgian Chocolates.

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  34. ShawnLH (6,661 comments) says:

    “And you make the situation worse by publicly wondering why I do not defer to deal with such idiocy.”

    Because you are stupid. Because you don’t have the intellectual ability to debate anyone at all. Because you’re a blowhard who cannot muster the intellectual firepower to engage in debate in the first place.

    Because the truth is that your a Prog, Commie traitor working to reduce votes for National and help a Labour/Green/IMP coalition into power.

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  35. ShawnLH (6,661 comments) says:

    “Grief the reason I seldom engage with you is that you are a coward ”

    No that would be YOU Redcoward. You throw this accusation about from behind the safety of an internet connection. Pathetic!

    I have challenged you to call people cowards to their faces and every time you run away pissing in your pink panties.

    What a joke. Get some balls Red then you may have a leg to stand on. Until then you’re a pathetic loser to shit scared to front up to anyone.

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  36. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Blah blah blah.

    Avoid addressing the truth and resort to the usual cheap baseless smears.

    Same old cookie cutter prog Marxist coward insults from yesterday .

    The redtard comment generator is still as accurate as ever after how long?

    redtard you are a joke.

    Poes law in action buddy.

    You are so extreme you are a parody of your politics.

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  37. David Garrett (7,700 comments) says:

    But Red! You seem to have forgotten that you told us some time ago that you WERE forming a party…but it seems to have come to naught…funny that…Sad old chap…

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  38. dubya (245 comments) says:

    Dubya, do you, too, want the lefty teachers’ unions to retain monopoly control over how are kids are taught – or indoctrinated?

    Definitely not, but it doesn’t stop me from holding opinions and criticising the Steiner movement. I believe they lack the discipline many boys need. I grew up in a community with a high Steiner population. This guy reminds me of many of the ‘free spirits’ I encountered!

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  39. Redbaiter (10,417 comments) says:

    “But Red! You seem to have forgotten that you told us some time ago that you WERE forming a party…but it seems to have come to naught…funny that…Sad old chap…”

    You’re better than these weak distorted falsities Dave.

    Or at least I thought you were.

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  40. Redbaiter (10,417 comments) says:

    “Because the truth is that your a Prog,”

    Its “you’re”….

    Pffft… public schools and state controlled education…

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  41. Changeiscoming (202 comments) says:

    Gosh what a surprise a Green party supporter breaking the law.

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  42. Jack5 (5,278 comments) says:

    Re dubya (2.29).

    Fair enough Dubya, I don’t remember encountering anyone schooled in the Steiner system.

    However, the Montessori system is producing a lot of bright folk. Both of Google’s founders were Montessori schooled, as were Bezos (founder of Amazon), Wales (the founder of Wikipedia), Wright (video games creator – Sims, Sim City, Super Mario Brothers), Drucker (management guru), Helen Keller, the novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, even Hundertwasser (Austrian, but Whangarei art centre).

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  43. freemark (660 comments) says:

    I have had some interesting conversations recently with my 10 & 7 year
    old daughters, who go to school in the Greenest Island in NZ. A notable one was where a rotten old pine tree was being felled before it keeled over on houses, roads, people. Both the girls had somehow been convinced that a tree couldn’t be cut down anywhere, anytime. Most recent one was regarding AGW. .. I was very proud that they were able to logically question what they had been taught.

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  44. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Skid mark

    Did you tell them where daddy gets his science from ?

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page

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  45. stigie (1,448 comments) says:

    The question has been asked of you many times now Reddy…What would you have done differently from Key in the first term of this National Government ?

    You always come back with the same old shit…I dont debate with prog homo, knuckledragging,commie cowards like you.
    I dont think you have the skill to answer because you know you would be thrown out after the first term ole chap !~

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  46. polemic (460 comments) says:

    So is the Green Party going to denounce this unlawful activity???

    They make a big fuss about anyone who dares to legally publish anything that remotely questions their idealogy

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  47. freemark (660 comments) says:

    @Griff.
    The question to me was..”is global warming really going to kill us all?”
    My response was that there are different theories regarding how catastrophic is and whether the benefits & human adaptability & ingenuity might prevail.
    “How come people & animals are still alive because there was a lot more carbon in the world in the olden days?”
    That was what I was proud of…somehow I doubt you have kids, if you do they are probably not permitted to question your doom & gloom dogma.

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  48. Longknives (4,954 comments) says:

    Luka De Spa has an ‘open’ Facebook page- He is clearly very heavily involved with the Green Party and seems to be good friends with many of the ‘big names’ in the Party.
    He also appears to have a bit of an obsession with the ‘Homebrew’ Rappers- and posts links to their songs..How timely!

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  49. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Yip whatever skid mark
    You linked to conservopidia for your refuting of mainstream science.
    Do you agree with conservopiedia that the earth is only 6000 years old as well? What about t rex being vegetarians ?
    Will you get a copy of encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 to teach your kids the latest in science from?
    Your children if they manage to get an eduction will soon learn what an idiot you are .
    Hope you enjoy the derision your children will give your stupidity

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  50. freemark (660 comments) says:

    There really are some fuckwits around. Climate Change is the least of the problems for humankind.

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  51. questions (209 comments) says:

    Silly ACT Youth kids were spotted in wellington tearing the sign off a Greens hoarding, putting their own sign up, and taking photos of themselves with the evidence…

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  52. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Yip nutters who believe crap found on the interwebby like conservopiedia are a far bigger problem
    like you skiddy old stain.
    Startlingly enough skidtard the scientific community rates climate change as probably the most serious threat to humanity
    Joint Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences
    https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/climate-change-evidence-causes/
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    http://whatweknow.aaas.org/get-the-facts/
    As does the UN
    http://www.ipcc.ch/
    Pentagon
    http://www.climate.org/topics/PDF/clim_change_scenario.pdf
    World Bank
    http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/climatechange
    world Health Organization
    http://www.who.int/topics/climate/en/
    etc etc etc

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  53. freemark (660 comments) says:

    Luckily we have the ability with GMO to re-forest the world in record time.
    Luckily we had/have this year (globally) the perfect conditions for producing protein (milk fat) which is why the prices have dipped.
    Sadly we have a whole bunch of idiots who throw their hands up saying “the end is nigh” while ignoring the resourcefulness & intelligence of humans…I guess it’s hard to grasp when you don’t have much yourself.

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  54. nasska (12,101 comments) says:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qsbnh3k63hcn4tq/Conservonutter%2010.jpg?dl=0

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  55. Griff (8,419 comments) says:

    Whole bunch of idiots
    Royal Society, US National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pentagon, World Bank, World Health Organization…..
    yip skiddy obviously just idiots.
    You are so much smarter than them when you read conservapedia for the science.
    Do your kids notice the constant drooling and that odd screen licking habit.

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  56. freemark (660 comments) says:

    Although it’s often pointless trying to have a rational debate with Luddites I do like to include the intellectually handicapped in adult discussions, so I’ll try again slowly Griff.
    Are you aware that if NZ cut it’s CO2 emissions to zero, tomorrow, therefore crippling the whole country instantly, it would have basically a zero impact on global emissions & any result of them?
    Do you agree that there are positive aspects of increased CO2, and potentially increased temperatures?
    Do you agree that we have ample proven technology (rejected on Political/luddite grounds) that can substantially mitigate Carbon emissions?

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  57. RF (1,488 comments) says:

    More green scum carrying out their criminal activities. These communists pricks must not get near the treasury benches.

    Vote Labour and you get these useless bastards.

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  58. chiz (1,174 comments) says:

    DPF:

    Luka’s father is a former co-convener of the Greens.

    Luka’s father was involved with the vandalism of a GE field trial out near Lincoln back in the 90s, so politically motivated vandalism runs in the family. Apparently I was at school with his father too.

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  59. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    I’m sure I’ve never been an “Aggressive Queeny Lesbian” nasska!

    It would have to be after quite a few drinks hopefully! :)

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  60. polemic (460 comments) says:

    I seriously fail to see why you all are not getting it.

    The Green Dream is a ideology that is so deluded that the proponents of it can justify the end absolutely therefore the means are totally justified and the laws of the land and other peoples rights have to take lower precidence in the orbit of self delusion.

    And science(flawed and corrupt science to boot) selectively quoted totally supports this view (Penny would have read it and print becomes fact to her) :-D

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  61. lolitasbrother (774 comments) says:

    Paul de Spa, despair here

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