Complaint laid against Nat Billboard

Green Party New Lynn candidate Richard Green has laid a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority over the Iwi/Kiwi billboard.

From the release:

Mr Green says: “National is trying to imply that Labour’s Foreshore and Seabed Legislation ‘gave’ Iwi the beaches, when the opposite is actually true. Labour in fact vested full ownership of the foreshore and seabed in the Crown, confiscating Iwi customary rights.”These billboards are misleading and continue the Maori bashing Don Brash seems so fond of. As a Kiwi I find it despicable that he is doing it in my name.”

The complaint to the Human Rights Commission Race Relations Office charges that the billboard contradicts the Human Rights Act by

* Inciting racial tension through misinformation

* Isolating by race a group for political gain

* Creating and encouraging racial division

The complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority focuses on the issue of misleading and false information presented as fact in a billboard.

Good stuff Richard!

Richard’s one of my favourite Green candidates. He’s exceptionally hard working, very committed and has a fantastically wicked sense of humour!

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3 responses to “Complaint laid against Nat Billboard

  1. It concerns me when candidates try to get the state to remove messages that they do not agree with.

    But I suspect the publicity from the complaint will actually be beneficial!

  2. Just as it concerns me when candidates use blatant lies to encite fear and distrust between groups as a way of collecting electoral gain.

  3. I’ll second that Kakariki.
    Good stuff to Richard Green – we need more thespians in parliament!

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