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Friday, September 14, 2012

Parata stuffs-up...again!

So glossy, so eloquent, so prone to stuffing things up, royally - Hekeia Parata, Minister of Education, how do you do what you do?

The awful botch-up around the announcements regarding the Christchurch schools is real salt-poured-into-the-wound stuff.
Have you no shame?
Have you no minders?

Kiwiblog, the  site where every National Party foobar is defended to the bitter end, provided some very revealing comments on Parata-fail issue:

  1. greenjacket (67) Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Hekia Parata really needs to improve her Comms. She seems to be a walking political disaster.
  1. greg207 (6) Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    It’s not just poor comms material, it was also the fact they didn’t give Principals and BOT Chairs enough of a heads-up. How could they be so naive and hamfisted about this – I’m just a Christchurch yokel but I would have thought a big, well-funded Ministry could do a better job of this? Or is it the Minister’s and her office’s fault? Be interested in the Wellington view.

  1. Nigel (437) Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    As sloppy a government announcement as I have ever seen, to do it to a city under such pressure from the quakes just cruel.

    But her performance on Campbell live was a shocker, talking points & no displayed empathy for what she was inflicting.

  1. Mark (769) Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    What is it about the Ministry of Education and Hekia Parata that makes it such a communication nightmare for the government. What happened to the consultation process here? Shirley Boys High School principal John Laurenson clearly had no idea what the ministry was proposing which is unbeleivable mismanagement.

    One wonders how many of these PR fuckups Parata can survive.


Shane Pleasance said...

Whats a foobar?

robertguyton said...

An intentional muispelling of F.U.B.A.R.