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  • muppet
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    Nearly as bad as the Labour Government:

    Spinning govt yarn costs $47m
    By RUTH LAUGESON - Sunday Star Times | Sunday, 20 January 2008

    The Labour-led government is being dubbed the "most-spun" government ever, as its workforce of spin doctors balloons to almost twice the level it was five years earlier.

    Government agencies have hired more new communications staff in five years than all the journalists working at Television New Zealand, Radio New Zealand, the Sunday Star-Times and the Dominion Post newspapers put together.

    In the five years to July 2007, government agencies employed 210 additional communications staff and contractors, taking the total communications workforce to 448. That included 37 staffers in ministers' offices.

    The total bill was $47 million, according to answers to parliamentary questions put by National.

    National state services spokesman Gerry Brownlee said Labour was gearing up to use the government publicity machine as part of its re-election campaign.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4365415a10.html

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  • Perry
    started a topic Where Are All The Kiwis?

    Where Are All The Kiwis?

    An Ethiopian arrived in Auckland as a new immigrant. He
    stops the first person he sees walking down the street and
    says, 'Thank you Mr. New Zealander for letting me into this
    beautiful country, giving me subsidised housing, WINZ food
    grants, free hospital care, and free education!'

    The person he spoke to replies, 'You are mistaken, I am
    Zimbawean.' Puzzled, the Ethiopian goes on and encounters
    another passer-by. "Thank you for having such a beautiful
    country here in New Zealand!'

    The person says, 'I not a kiwi, I am a Cook Islander.' The
    new arrival walks further and the next person he sees he
    stops, shakes his hand and says, 'Thank you for a wonderful
    New Zealand!'

    That person puts up his hand and says, 'I am from Hong
    Kong. I am not a New Zealander.'

    Then he sees a nice lady and asks, 'Are you a kiwi?'

    She replies, 'No, I am from Croatia!'

    Puzzled, he asks her, 'Where are all the New Zealanders?'

    The Croatian lady looks at her watch and says...

    'Probably at work.'
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