Dear NZ First, it’s ‘God of Nations at Thy feet, In the bonds of love we meet’ not, “Welcome kids to a gambling treat, we toss dwarfs like a shooting skeet’

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Has anyone asked Clayton Mitchell if ‘Leprechaun Curling’ & underage gambling are NZ Values?

Oh God, it just gets worse and worse doesn’t it?

‘Dwarf tossing’, underage gambling concerns at MP’s pub
A bar owned by NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell was investigated by gambling authorities over concerns about underage gambling on pokie machines.

Mitchell owned the Mount Mellick Irish pub in Mt Maunganui with former police officer Brad Shipton, who was subsequently disgraced over a rape conviction.

Stuff has revealed how Mitchell was once judged unfit to run pubs because of his criminal record. One of the pair’s pubs ran a ‘leprechaun curling’ competition, in which an oiled-up dwarf was thrown down a length of plastic.

Mitchell is currently promoting a “values” bill which would require migrants to sign up to a cultural “code of conduct” that includes a commitment not to campaign against the legality of alcohol.

Has anyone asked Clayton Mitchell if ‘Leprechaun Curling’ & underage gambling are NZ Values?

It’s ‘God of Nations at Thy feet, In the bonds of love we meet’ not, “Welcome kids to a gambling treat, we toss dwarfs like a shooting skeet’

FFS NZ First – sort your shit out, how on earth can you demand a ‘NZ Values’ test for migrants when the person trying to push them has a history of tossing dwarves for fun and a relaxed attitude towards underage gambling?

When were they NZ Values? I don’t remember that being part of the Waitangi Day signing. Governor William Hobson alongside James Busby and Hōne Heke throwing little people and playing card games with mokopuna, I’ve never seen that in any of the literature?

Is this some sort of alternative history that NZ First are pushing?

Can we mock this anymore than we already have?

I think we can.

This image is NEVER going to get old.

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4 Comments

  1. RED BUZZARD says:

    OMG

  2. Afewknowthetruth says:

    Martyn, it is tempting not to comment at all. However, there are very serious matters, potentially existential matters, that you have previously highlighted (the prospect of the biggest global economic crash ever, the failure of political parties have appropriate polices to ameliorate climate change, the manipulation of the masses by the corporate media etc). So thank you for highlighting them.

    As for political parties, well they have already repeatedly demonstrated they are complete failures, a major obstacle to genuine progress.

    We will therefore witness ever greater failure in this complex society, failure that directly result from politicians previous failures to address core matters appropriately.

    It’s all looking very precarious out there, environmentally, socially, and economically.

    Today’s instalment of the ongoing disasters.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/96233/shanghai-stocks-fall-home-team-barely-holds-foreign-holders-main-sellers-wall-st-bond

  3. Christine says:

    “Mitchell claims to have read only a dozen books in his life and lasted just five or six hours at university before building a career in owning pubs and bars.”

    The awful thing about awful people is they rarely know how awful they are. I initially thought discussion about values to be good. I was wrong, again. Maybe Clayton chose the wrong word.Maybe Tauranga chose the wrong person. God forbid that Clayton be thought representative of ordinary decent Kiwis.

    It could be worse. He could be teaching our children.