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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Southern Billboard Wars

Sorry for the lack of transmission - went on a road trip to Dunedin in the weekend with my friend Q. For two seasoned politicos the election hoardings provided some added interest as the road sped by. In case anyone is wondering, we stuck to the speed limit on the Canterbury Plains, as I doubt we would have seen much if we had motored like a certain motocade.

I can't remember going on a long road trip during an election campaign before - it was quite interesting to travel through the different electorates and see the state of the local billboard wars. We passed through Aoraki and Otago, two electorates likely to produce close local contests.

Will post some of my observations in the next couple of days.

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At 9:48 pm, Blogger Bren said...

It's interesting. I live in Dunedin, walk through the central business district every single day and have only seen one piece of political advertising ever. National has one of their billboards on Great King St... Or Cumberland St, I forget which.

I want to see some advertising!

At 4:44 pm, Blogger Joe Hendren said...

We saw a few small National/Rich ones in Dunedin. Mostly around Maori Hill.

We were also surprised at the lack of billboards for Pete Hodgson in Dunedin north.

At 12:08 pm, Blogger Bren said...

Typical... Maori Hill, stupid rich people.

It's not like it matters who wins Dunedin North, both Hodgson and Rich are going to make it anyway.

I think I'll give my vote to Victor Billot, the only Dunedin North candidate to regularly show up to stuff.


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