Norman’s brother-in-law celebrating Nats billboard defacements

August 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Kiwi Oscar winner Anna Paquin and her husband, , have landed in Wellington – lending some heavyweight celebrity endorsement to the .

The True Blood co-stars are in New Zealand with their almost 2-year-old twins Poppy and Charlie.

Paquin grew up in Wellington and she and her family are understood to be staying with her mother.

Paquin has been tweeting support for Greens Party co-leader Russel Norman and offered to help put up election hoardings. Paquin’s sister, Katya, is Norman’s partner.

Moyer went a step further in his support, posting pictures to his Instagram account of defaced National hoardings.

“One of the great joys of driving down to Wellington town every day is seeing how the National Party posters have been defaced,” he wrote.

Charming. A big believer in democracy.

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107 Responses to “Norman’s brother-in-law celebrating Nats billboard defacements”

  1. Linda Reid (412 comments) says:

    If your ideas are not good enough, then you must deface billboards or otherwise attack the people talking sense.

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  2. freedom101 (490 comments) says:

    At least everyone now knows, after the release of the Greens’ tax policy, that they are not really a green party. They are more of a communist party, dressed up as greens.

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  3. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  4. Southern Raider (1,773 comments) says:

    They should just fuck off back to Hollywood.

    It fucks me off people who are quite happy to live and work and pay tax in another country and then fly in once every election to force their liberal opinions onto the rest of us.

    Average actress, average intellect.

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  5. kaykaybee (153 comments) says:

    That’s the left for you – democracy, a fair go for all and freedom of expression at their core

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  6. bluebanana (2 comments) says:

    The greens are so anti american, but are willing to whore themselves with Hollywood when it suits

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  8. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    jawnbc: A new commenter…So you would be similarly sanguine if Green billboards were defaced with “Lying Commie Bastards” or other such earthy phrases?

    Didn’t think so…

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  9. KiwiGreg (3,246 comments) says:

    How is it she (and indeed other expats) can vote – how do you satisfy residency requirements for an electorate?

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  10. flipper (3,908 comments) says:

    jawnbc (52 comments) says:

    August 18th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    ****

    When you have been out in the cold repairing signage damaged either by weather, vandals, or political fuckwits like you, you will be able to offer advice. Until then, STFU

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  11. BlairM (2,310 comments) says:

    Lighten up DPF. Graffiti on posters isn’t a human rights violation.

    Actually it is. The right to the security of one’s property is a fundamental human right. As is the right to freedom of speech. People who graffiti a sign instead of sticking up their own sign are interfering with that right.

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  12. In Vino Veritas (138 comments) says:

    Heavyweight endorsement? Surely the Herald jests. Just because she is an actress from NZ, doesn’t make her heavyweight. Far from it. Both her and her husband Stephen Emery (an Essex boy, so there’s no surprise re his comments) are lower echelon at best.

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  13. peterwn (3,233 comments) says:

    Trouble is, those who have done well in the entertainment business sit high on Maslow’s heirarchy of needs. They can agitate for all sorts of cute things even if it is to the detriment of those who have to work hard to get on with life.

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  14. Grizz (579 comments) says:

    Quick question, how many people will change their vote just because of defaced billboards? If anything, I will not vote for anyone who endorses the defacement of billboards. To me it is small minded immature stuff. We should have the freedom to freely discuss the ideas conveyed on the billboard. Defacing them is like saying “I do not like what you have to say so I will beat you up over it”. Nice to see the pacifist side of actors coming out.

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  15. Peter (1,685 comments) says:

    So, not a big supporter of free speech, not a big supporter of private property rights, and not a resident or citizen.

    Who is this person and why is he getting media oxygen?

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  16. Grizz (579 comments) says:

    Love how celebrities get all sanctimonious over issues. We do not need their plutocracy here. I would rather listen to what the person who has to get up at 6am and faithfully goes to work each day has to say.

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  17. radvad (730 comments) says:

    One of the great joys is being able to vote for a party that balances the books , reduces unemployment, crime and welfare demand and has a leader who is well received internationally up to the highest level.

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  18. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    What fools these two are – just like 99% of actors and actresses.

    Looking at the big picture ( the hacking as well as the vandalism ) – we have never needed a “Corruption Commission” as much as we do now. This whole thing has gotten completely out of control.

    If Labour and the Greens were found to have known about the hacking (very likely given their visits to a certain fat German’s place) I would expect them to be **banned** from contesting at least the 2017 election (if not more). IMO they should be permanently banned but that is too much to hope for.

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  19. kowtow (8,093 comments) says:

    MikeG (408 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:11 pm
    “A big believer in democracy” says the person who won’t support Rock Enrol and supports the party that makes it harder for a number of people to vote in this coming election.”

    Typical crap from the school of no personal responsibility.

    Free education to the age of 18, compulsory to 16,all paid for by working New Zealanders. It is not hard for anyone to enroll to vote. It’s very easy.No one is making anything “harder” for anyone.

    Same language of the left who constantly bleat about the lack of access to this that and the other………,it’s no a lack of access ,it’s simply a case of losers who “can’t be fucken bothered”.

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  20. Tarquin North (244 comments) says:

    Why do actors and B grade entertainers always think they know more than the rest of us? And why are they always so horribly wrong? Exibit A, Lucy Clueless Exibit B, Tiki Tane Exibit C, this rabble that flew in the other day.

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  22. Bob (496 comments) says:

    That remark shows Moyer to be an ignorant nasty. All the nastiness against John Key only shows the Left’s frustration at not being able to overcome his popularity. I don’t like Green policies but I don’t believe in defacing their hoardings or disrupting their meetings. They and National have a right to put their policies to the voting public.

    If Labour get into government with the Greens I think the Greens will get a surprise when they sit down with departmental heads. It is public servants who advise the government and put policies into action. Of necessity they have to analyse policies and tell the politicians if their ideas won’t work. Over the years I have seen backtracking on election promises and I know why.

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  23. Peter (1,685 comments) says:

    Looks like she’s doing her best “politically serious” face, leaning against a billboard. That must have taken some effort and skill. Possibly needed a lie down afterwards.

    These actors. We’re so lucky to have them, what with all their pretending to be someone else and telling us their latest opinion.

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  24. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    kowtow – Why won’t Farrar support a campaign to enroll voters?

    Also, have a look at:
    http://thestandard.org.nz/easy-vote-or-voter-intimidation/

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  25. howitis (12 comments) says:

    I did not know who this person is. IMDB shows he is an Essex Boy (Ackn. Vino above) . Oy Guv, ‘nuf said. He supports vandalism which is a crime. Pull his visa. I am rather tired of so-called moral direction from TV actors.

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  26. RightNow (6,961 comments) says:

    MikeG (408 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    “A big believer in democracy” says the person who won’t support Rock Enrol and supports the party that makes it harder for a number of people to vote in this coming election.

    Neither of which is a crime. I guess you’re not a big believer in obeying the law. That seems to be quite a common theme among the left these days.

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  27. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    jawnbc: Well my boy, according to my Pocket Oxford (Yes, I still use a paper dictionary, how quaint) “rationalizing” vandalism (“Its just paper” you say) is exactly what you are doing…

    The learned authors define “rationalize” as: “offer rational but specious explanation of behaviour”…

    “lighten up…it’s just paper” sound very like a rationalization to me…

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  28. thePeoplesFlag (237 comments) says:

    To put it another way. HOLLYWOOD STAR SAYS VOTE GREEN!!!!

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  29. James Stephenson (2,123 comments) says:

    supports the party that makes it harder for a number of people to fraudulently vote in this coming election.

    FIFY

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  30. NK (1,195 comments) says:

    Or to put it another way. HOLLYWOOD STAR TO FEATURE IN DUMB & DUMBER 2.

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  31. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    As an aside, does anyone know if the Communist’s billboards are made of a plastic material like everyone else’s? Surely not, since polycarbonate sheeting is a by product of OIL and that must all be left in the ground lest irreversible global warming attacks from next Thursday…

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  32. oldpark (231 comments) says:

    A London Barrow boy ,and a girl from the Hutt Valley.whaaa.Whoopy do.

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  33. Colinxy (22 comments) says:

    I do see that many on the left believe only their version of “freedom” can be observed. Robespierre was and is the archetype. Dissenting views must be eliminated.

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  34. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    Don’t knock people from the Hutt Valley, oldpark.

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  35. Komata (1,157 comments) says:

    TPF

    Re: ‘HOLLYWOOD STAR SAYS VOTE GREEN!!!!

    One has to ask, how much fossil fuel did she use to get here and what is her personal ‘carbon footprint’?

    And, if she/they are so concerned about ‘saving the planet etc. etc. etc.’ why are they driving; hiring a horse or using ‘Public Transport’ would be sooo much more eco-friendly…..

    But, of course, no-one in the MSM will…

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  36. alex Masterley (1,507 comments) says:

    David G, As it happens some Green bill boards have materialised on walls near my home. I will inspect them to confirm that they are made of hemp or other organic substances (or not as the case may be).

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  37. gravedodger (1,541 comments) says:

    @ DG 1 54, I think the Melon signs are hand whittled from willow trees harvested with Greenstone mere from Native reserve lands with the blessing of DOC staff, transported on a Bicycle carrier to a central work station and whitewashed with Limestone, sort of paper mache is best guess, then colored with Grass stains (not the smokeable grass of course).

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  38. Nookin (3,245 comments) says:

    Alex.

    Put a match to them and inhale deeply. That will kill two birds with one stoned.

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  39. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    Just wait till the people making millions in Hollywood join the dots and realise they are ultimately supporting a party that wants to “ruin” Hollywood.

    In supporting socialism these people will reduce their “salary” from Holywood to the NZ living wage equivalent. ( Tui add)

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  40. goldnkiwi (1,245 comments) says:

    thePeoplesFlag (201 comments) says:

    August 18th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I hope she believes in the right of Hollywood to ‘their’ intellectual property and espouse that opinion regarding .com et al.

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  41. rouppe (960 comments) says:

    Aaaaand no comments allowed….

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  42. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    goldnkiwi

    These people are wanting a change of government and like all lefties – the ends justifies the means and the consequences of their actions are never considered. If they were we would never have elected a Labour government after the first 2 or 3 ended in recession with workers worse off than before they were elected.

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  43. Daniel (200 comments) says:

    Wasn’t it Normans executive assistant’s partner that organised defacing of National billboards last election? Isn’t it weird that all these people who are just an arms length from the top tier of the Green Party seem to have a lot do with destruction of private property and suppression of democracy.

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  44. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    Hollywood types – You are being called home to NZ to help a new government destroy Hollywood. !!!!

    You will be working for FREE soon – help make it happen.

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  45. G152 (260 comments) says:

    Actors pretend to do it

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  46. MT_Tinman (3,092 comments) says:

    Who?

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  47. peterwn (3,233 comments) says:

    burt – but socialism is for ‘other people’, not Hollywood stars. And so what if movie making becomes less affordable – they have made their money and would not care if opportunities thin out.

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  48. alex Masterley (1,507 comments) says:

    Nookin,
    Bit of a problem there. Don’t smoke.
    Might have to use alternative means.

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  49. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    Daniel: You are quite right…and if IIRC the guy wasn’t even sacked..just “censured” or some such bollocks…

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  50. DJP6-25 (1,341 comments) says:

    “Actors is there anything they don’t know”? Homer Simpson.

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  51. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    She’s not even a Kiwi- She is Canadian born and bred…

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  52. Gulag1917 (850 comments) says:

    Summary Offences Act 1981
    11A Graffiti vandalism, tagging, defacing, etc

    A person is liable to a community-based sentence (within the meaning of section 4(1) of the Sentencing Act 2002) or a fine not exceeding $2,000, or to both, if he or she damages or defaces any building, structure, road, tree, property, or other thing by writing, drawing, painting, spraying, or etching on it, or otherwise marking it,—
    (a) without lawful authority; and
    (b) without the consent of the occupier or owner or other person in lawful control.
    Section 11A: inserted, on 26 June 2008, by section 4(1) of the Summary Offences (Tagging and Graffiti Vandalism) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 43).

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  53. Steve Wrathall (278 comments) says:

    Considering the Greens’ previous celebrity endorsers have included pisshead driver Robyn Malcolm and apartment smasher Castle-Hughes, one would wonder why anyone would want to associate themselves with a group that has such contempt for their environments.

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  54. oldpark (231 comments) says:

    A Pommy barrow boy and a female ac/dc from Canadian extraction.Once more our country in infested with imports.Just like the Australian Commie Russel Norman and his ilk can mince into NZ ,and we have to suffer their insults.Wonder what would happen if we did the same in the three mentioned countries they come from.Yet if we all are not careful, we will get the country some sickos desire.Mob rule and riots will take over the quiet lifestyle NZ is. or was famous for.Maybe a time for reflection starting with another import known as SCHMIDZ/DOTCON convicted criminal. That’s four imports already,and they are not refugees,they are well healed trouble makers.

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  55. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    Steve Wrathall- Let’s not forget Castle Hughes openly bragged about snorting Cocaine while looking after her kids…
    Stay classy Greens Party!

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  56. bluebanana (2 comments) says:

    More actors telling the world how we should live

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  57. Kimbo (836 comments) says:

    “She’s not even a Kiwi- She is Canadian born and bred…”

    Like Russell Crowe. When he wins an Oscar he is a Kiwi. When he get drunk, obnoxious, and starts bullying people in public he is an Australian.

    Who cares what FAG says?! “You can’y out-act me, boy. Don’t even try!”.

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  58. publicwatchdog (2,478 comments) says:

    Yeah right – whatever ……

    And the actions of Cameron Slater, Jason Ede, Minister of Justice Judith Collins and Prime Minister John Key as exposed in ‘Dirty Politics’ are good for democracy?

    Not in my book (as it were).

    Penny Bright

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  59. RRM (9,745 comments) says:

    Paid your rates yet Penny Dog?

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  60. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    Ah Penny, glad you could join us.

    You may have missed my very genuine offer last night of a wager regarding your taking the seat of Helensville off Mr Key…I would prefer something a bit whimsical, like a box of chocolate fish, but a commenter has suggested this:

    If you TAKE the seat of Helensville – as you confidently predict you will – I will pay your outstanding Council rates and penalties.

    If you DONT take the seat of Helensville, YOU will forthwith pay all said rates and penalties.

    As the commenter suggested, given your certainty you would be foolish indeed to refuse my offer…What say you?

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  61. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    David Garrett

    [ sound of crickets ]

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  62. adze (2,049 comments) says:

    Here’s what Penny Bright’s offsider, anticorruptionnz, had to say on Winston’s “dirty politics” in calling Brendan Horan “the Jimmy Saville of NZ politics”:

    I see that Winston is the only person who is trying to expose corruption and hold the government accountable.

    again we shoot the messenger, I very mush suspect that Horan ha been offered a deal to attack Winston because of the danger he poses if NZ first gets 5% of the vote . The corruption in New Zealand relies on keeping Winston out.

    So basically if you’re not supporting the right, any accusations of dirty politics can be deflected as a conspiracy to keep the left out.

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  63. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    Gulag1917

    I think you missed the most important part of that legislation – actually it seems all legislation;

    It’s different when the left do it !

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  64. Rex Widerstrom (5,342 comments) says:

    KiwiGreg asks:

    How is it she (and indeed other expats) can vote – how do you satisfy residency requirements for an electorate?

    Interesting question, given that the Electoral Commission are making the Expat Party jump backwards through flaming hoops to get registered. Every other party simply submits a list of members, has the party secretary certify they’re eligible, then the EC randomly checks a few to see that they are.

    The Expats were initially told they would be subject to the same procedure. Then, halfway through the checking process, the Commission changed its mind and insisted every member must state when they were last in NZ (to be eligible to vote you have to have visited in the last 3 years, as well as being a citizen).

    So they managed to get all their members to provide this information within 24 hours, and submitted it. More days passed. Then the Commission decided that – despite the fact that they’d created this mountain of paperwork – they weren’t going to process it by cross-matching the already submitted membership forms (which state that the person is eligible, including by implication their having met the returning requirement) with the new statements.

    So the party was told to go back to all it’s members yet again, and get new membership forms which included the statement on them (something no other party has to have).

    Now they’re waiting anxiously to see if they’ll be registered in time, or be forced off the ballot.

    Yet if you’re “Hollywood royalty” who can afford to jet over to stick your nose in, tell other people how to vote, and support a bit if casual vandalism, no worries.

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  65. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    I guess Sam Neil will be the next into this debate, from his multi million dollar home in Queenstown he can tell us how we need a less unequal society and how we need big donations of tax payers money to the arts a Labour government.

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  66. annie (540 comments) says:

    Jeez, as an actor he’s a waste of space – he can’t act and he’s not even good-looking.

    His opinion counts why? Even in his own universe he can’t delude himself that his opinion is relevant.

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  67. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    This election is hardly about policies any more.

    It is about whether the people of this country are foolish enough to allow the ethically-bankrupt left to govern this country from the sewers.

    It would be the *mildest* of punishments if (after having been found guilty in court of theft and corrupting the electoral process) Labour, the Greens and IMP were banned from contesting the next two elections after this one.
    In my opinion all three parties should be dissolved and banned from ever reforming.

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  68. coolas (115 comments) says:

    National has been defaced far more by dirty tricks spin merchants Slater, Lusk, Williams and Farrar than any graffiti might achieve.

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  69. oldpark (231 comments) says:

    @BURT 5.21pm. Wouldn’t you know ,he is another import.

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  70. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    Penny seems to have gone…perhaps one of her supporters could e-mail her and let her know of my most generous offer…

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  71. Johnboy (15,876 comments) says:

    The Juvenile Anna, getting her tits out for money recently, has done nothing to get me to change my vote of decades! :)

    Besides, her tits ain’t that flash! :)

    Now Judith getting her substantial udders out could make me swing! :)

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  72. Mobile Michael (438 comments) says:

    The Greens – a bunch of foreigners who tell you that all your problems are caused by other foreigners.

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  73. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (866 comments) says:

    Shows the quality of the Greens. I hope they crash and burn in this election.

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  74. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    JB: Now now, keep it seemly…we don’t want to give her an excuse not to respond to my kind offer…How can she lose? She’s told us she is going to take the seat!

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  75. Johnboy (15,876 comments) says:

    Make sure it’s an XXL sized chair DG. Wouldn’t want to cramp her style! :)

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  76. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    KB: Now careful;…if my some chance Judith is indeed a “plus sized” woman you will be accused of stalking her…doesn’t do to show even mild curiousity about our Judith…she gets very sensitive about it…

    Ah! I see it’s Penny you are referring to… You had me confused with that reference to “udders” (I thought you were a sheep ‘n’ beef man??

    I must say I am highly pissed off I had family commitments on Sunday so was unable to see the Mad Woman in the flesh at the KKK market…

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  77. Craig Ranapia (1,915 comments) says:

    Thank you for your opinion Mr. Moyer.

    I only wish I could find your wooden performance in that soft core vampire porn show equally enjoyable.

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  78. David Garrett (6,905 comments) says:

    Penny…Peeeeeny…come to us….

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  79. SPC (5,531 comments) says:

    Classy … exploiting family associations in an attempt to vilify politicians on another team.

    No moral compass?

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  80. burt (8,169 comments) says:

    Penny’s now campaigning that MP’s must have the highest ethical standards. I wish she was living in NZ when Labour were last in office. The Taito Field debacle would have had here campaigning for a change of government and so would have he way Clark handled Winston. Guess she’s with us now and will be highly active till … Till … Till Labour are back in office and she can go back to sleep.

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  81. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Grizz (525 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:32 pm
    Love how celebrities get all sanctimonious over issues. We do not need their plutocracy here. I would rather listen to what the person who has to get up at 6am and faithfully goes to work each day has to say.

    I will not argue that it is terrible that society places a higher monetary value on the work done by entertainers of various sorts than they do on say public school teachers ( like my mother). However if number of work hours are what qualifies a person to have an opinion about politics then I guess you are unaware that actors and the rest of the hard working crews we work along side are usually at work long before 6am and rarely leave before the 15-17 hour mark. Fell free to criticize the societal hierarchy through which salaries are assigned but please don’t question the work ethic of an industry you clearly no little about.

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    bluebanana (2 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    The greens are so anti american, but are willing to whore themselves with Hollywood when it suits

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    The reason I feel the need to be vocal about NZ politics is that as a non US citizen I have no voice in the political process in the country in which I currently reside.
    As for calling anyone in the entertainment industry “whores” well I’m not going to argue with someone who resorts to profanity and insults to make their point. But I, like many actors go where I can get work. Sometimes that is the US sometimes various parts of Europe or other parts of the world. I’m flattered that you assume I have all the options in the world and “choose” to work in a country where I have no political voice. Were I to be allowed to vote in the US my political views would be the same.

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  83. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Southern Raider (1,671 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:12 pm
    They should just fuck off back to Hollywood.

    It fucks me off people who are quite happy to live and work and pay tax in another country and then fly in once every election to force their liberal opinions onto the rest of us.

    Average actress, average intellect.

    I have to laugh when someone makes assumptions about my intellect but has to resort to profanity to insult me and make their point.
    I’m also not sure how posting things on MY twitter page is forcing my opinions on anyone. Unless somebody is forcing you to follow me and read my posts in which case I do apologize.

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    David Garrett (6,626 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    jawnbc: A new commenter…So you would be similarly sanguine if Green billboards were defaced with “Lying Commie Bastards” or other such earthy phrases?

    Didn’t think so…

    Actually SM and I have a solid commitment to the rule of if you dish it you have to take it. Of all the nasty things I’ve read over the years about myself, my friends and things I care about, I’m not too easily ruffled. It is the risk you take when you voice an opinion: some people will vehemently disagree

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  85. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    peterwn (3,188 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    Trouble is, those who have done well in the entertainment business sit high on Maslow’s heirarchy of needs. They can agitate for all sorts of cute things even if it is to the detriment of those who have to work hard to get on with life.

    so you are assuming that every single person in the public eye has led an enchanted and perfect life? I find that statistically unlikely. And obviously it is a matter of opinion but I don’t environmental issues to be “cute”

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    thor42 (956 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    What fools these two are – just like 99% of actors and actresses.

    Looking at the big picture ( the hacking as well as the vandalism ) – we have never needed a “Corruption Commission” as much as we do now. This whole thing has gotten completely out of control.

    If Labour and the Greens were found to have known about the hacking (very likely given their visits to a certain fat German’s place) I would expect them to be **banned** from contesting at least the 2017 election (if not more). IMO they should be permanently banned but that is too much to hope for.

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    quick question can you please forward me the results of the study that prove that 99% of actors and actresses are “fools” have similar studies been conducted on different professional collectives? That just sounds like such a specific result that I would be truly intrigued to read more about it.

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  87. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Tarquin North (180 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    Why do actors and B grade entertainers always think they know more than the rest of us? And why are they always so horribly wrong? Exibit A, Lucy Clueless Exibit B, Tiki Tane Exibit C, this rabble that flew in the other day.

    I’m pretty sure these people don’t think they “know better” they are using publicly visible career to get attention for issues they (we) care about.
    As for “horribly wrong” that is your opinion which you are of course entitled to but the entitlement is a two way street.

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  88. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Peter (1,648 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    Looks like she’s doing her best “politically serious” face, leaning against a billboard. That must have taken some effort and skill. Possibly needed a lie down afterwards.

    These actors. We’re so lucky to have them, what with all their pretending to be someone else and telling us their latest opinion.

    Actually I have a really wicked case of “bitchy resting case” the expression is my version of trying to look somewhat pleasant. And in general I’d love a “lie down” but that is because neither of my toddlers sleep not because my facial muscles are terribly difficult to manipulate. though I appreciate your concern for my well being and energy levels.

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    howitis (7 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    I did not know who this person is. IMDB shows he is an Essex Boy (Ackn. Vino above) . Oy Guv, ‘nuf said. He supports vandalism which is a crime. Pull his visa. I am rather tired of so-called moral direction from TV actors.

    out of curiosity what do you do professionally? And I’m pretty sure an instagram caption is hardly enough to pass judgement on a person’s entire moral outlook on life.

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  90. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Komata (1,132 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 2:10 pm
    TPF

    Re: ‘HOLLYWOOD STAR SAYS VOTE GREEN!!!!

    One has to ask, how much fossil fuel did she use to get here and what is her personal ‘carbon footprint’?

    And, if she/they are so concerned about ‘saving the planet etc. etc. etc.’ why are they driving; hiring a horse or using ‘Public Transport’ would be sooo much more eco-friendly…..

    But, of course, no-one in the MSM will…

    Can I please start with the fact that I didn’t drive until I was 27 and even still use public transportation or these amazing things called legs as much as possible. And I currently drive a vehicle after extensive research happens to be the “greenest” option available to me. What kind of car do you drive? Have you ever flown in an airplane?
    I by no means claim to be without faults regarding anything. But I do my bit.
    BTW if you can please tell me where you acquired your horse and buggy that would be really considerate.

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  91. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    burt (7,943 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 2:27 pm
    Just wait till the people making millions in Hollywood join the dots and realise they are ultimately supporting a party that wants to “ruin” Hollywood.

    In supporting socialism these people will reduce their “salary” from Holywood to the NZ living wage equivalent. ( Tui add)

    And you assume that I don’t actually understand what the repercussions of my political ideals are? When you say “hollywood” are you including the work done on indie films, or on stage? That is certainly not a golden ticket to the “millions” you suggest everyone makes. Some people actually do this work because they are passionate about it. If taking a massive pay cut means that high quality public health care and education were available to everyone that would be a great outcome in my book.

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    peterwn (3,188 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 2:49 pm
    burt – but socialism is for ‘other people’, not Hollywood stars. And so what if movie making becomes less affordable – they have made their money and would not care if opportunities thin out.

    Please don’t paint everyone in the entertainment industry with the same brush. You don’t know me my family or anything about my deeply held beliefs.

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  93. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Johnboy (15,374 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 6:26 pm
    The Juvenile Anna, getting her tits out for money recently, has done nothing to get me to change my vote of decades! :)

    Besides, her tits ain’t that flash! :)

    Now Judith getting her substantial udders out could make me swing! :)

    I wasn’t aware my tits or age were relevant to this discussion. If they offend you feel free to avoid typing “anna paquin tits” into google, or just don’t watch True Blood

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  94. SGA (981 comments) says:

    AnnaPaquin at 7:45 pm

    just don’t watch True Blood

    No choice, the ladies in the house had a thing for “Eric” :-)

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  95. Pete George (23,416 comments) says:

    Good to see you chucking it back at them Anna. They probably expected they were having a free shot. You’ll have a hard job changing many minds here on the surface but reasoned and reasonable earns quiet respect.

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  96. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    SPC (5,448 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 11:21 pm
    Classy … exploiting family associations in an attempt to vilify politicians on another team.

    No moral compass?

    My husband doesn’t actually consult my sister’s husband before he does ANYTHING. In fact he doesn’t consult anyone before he does pretty much anything. That whole free thinking adult thing….

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  97. Judith (8,526 comments) says:

    Great stuff Anna. Good to see you challenging the nay sayers, and especially those that only have the skills to insult, rather than discuss.

    Of course you don’t need to be told, nor need the validation, but please know that many New Zealander’s are very proud that you are one of us.

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    NK (1,099 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Or to put it another way. HOLLYWOOD STAR TO FEATURE IN DUMB & DUMBER 2.

    is this the film to which you are referring?

    Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
    – Comedy – 14 November 2014 (USA)
    Not yet released (voting begins after release)
    20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.

    Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
    Writers: Sean Anders (screenplay), Mike Cerrone, 4 more credits »
    Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Angela Kerecz |

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  99. AnnaPaquin (16 comments) says:

    Longknives (4,620 comments) says:
    August 18th, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    She’s not even a Kiwi- She is Canadian born and bred…

    That’s not accurate I was born in Canada I moved to NZ when I was 4 and didn’t leave until I was 16. So as far as where I culturally call home that would be NZ. Because during the years I did live in Canada I was predominantly with my kiwi mother. By the time I left NZ as a 16 year old I feel my values and identity had been pretty well established. so born in Canada yes “bred” as you put it, I’m assuming you are referring to the years when one is a minor of which I only spent 2 as a fully aware person, that would be NZ.

    Also, there doesn’t appear to be a special page in NZ passport that says fake kiwi… or maybe I missed it.

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  100. adze (2,049 comments) says:

    Please don’t paint everyone in the entertainment industry with the same brush. You don’t know me my family or anything about my deeply held beliefs.

    Welcome Anna (assuming this is the real Ms Paquin, you understand there’s no way for most of us to tell for sure)…

    Do you and your husband’s beliefs extend to allowing everyone a voice, including those you disagree with?
    If so, how does your husband reconcile this with his approval of the destruction of National Party hoardings?

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  101. labrator (1,889 comments) says:

    If taking a massive pay cut means that high quality public health care and education were available to everyone that would be a great outcome in my book.

    Well Labour had a surplus and famously, just before they lost the election, “spent it all”. That would be the party that the Greens insist on propping up. Meanwhile, without any help from the Greens, National have got the country back in to surplus whilst weathering the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. When we stop having to borrow to pay for all of Labour’s (and thusly the Greens) promises, we can actually put the money not spent on interest into the “high quality public health care and education” that you’re after. Excessively taxing the productive to fund the unproductive is not a precursor to a strong economy or your goals and so celebrating the destruction of one of the tools to get them re-elected seems counter productive.

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  102. ciaron (1,413 comments) says:

    Genuine question Anna;

    To what depth would you say both you and Stephen follow politics here, when you are working abroad?

    Thanks.

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  103. SGA (981 comments) says:

    ciaron at 8:59 pm

    Genuine question Anna

    I’ve been wrong before, but I’d be more than a little surprised if the real Anna Paquin cared that much about what was said about her on Kiwiblog?

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  104. ciaron (1,413 comments) says:

    @SGA
    My thoughts too, top trolling work if it’s not her…

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  105. Milk Me (153 comments) says:

    Good onya Anna, that put the spazzo naysayers in their place. They don’t like it when the get called out, especially by a girl.

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  106. Inthisdress (155 comments) says:

    Welcome to kiwiblog Anna, it was most excellent seeing you put a bunch of ineffective keybaord-jocketys to the sword.

    Funny we can get posts about how labour want to screw the NZ film industry, but Lord forbid an actual real life actor from that industry be welcomed here, if she happens to be associated with someone who may not be a National Party supporter.

    Face it people it just isn’t fashionable to support National. It never has been and never will be. Which is why the point of places like this, unlike others I could mention, is to engage in sharing of ideas, and accepting difference. If you want to engage in conversations that only require slavish acceptance of a single view, there are other venues to do it.

    Welcome again. I’ve never seen your show, but I admire you for being a success at your chosen career, and can see by the directness of your expression, that the opinions of a few potty-mouths won’t cloud your political choices when you consider the policies on offer.

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  107. adze (2,049 comments) says:

    Face it people it just isn’t fashionable to support National. It never has been and never will be.

    Lol, suggest you take a look at the polls over the past 6 months.

    If you want to engage in conversations that only require slavish acceptance of a single view, there are other venues to do it.

    Just as well we have centre-right voices like DPF’s that make forums like this available; unlike those nasty Greens who just want to silence the opposition with their history of defaced hoardings eh? ;)

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