A double scoop, please, on fraud awareness

February 27, 2009

What goes around comes around, they say – and it has happened very quickly, in the case of a media statement from Consumer Affairs Minister Heather Roy.

As Alf’s constituents were advised on 24 February, next week Roy will launch Fraud Awareness Week, described as a joint initiative that focuses on raising awareness of scams in the community.

Scoop had posted the media release earlier in the day.

Just in case we missed it, maybe, or because there’s not much news around, while the Government is running its Jobs Summit in Auckland, Scoop has published the media release again today.

You will be busting to learn – again – that Fraud Awareness Week will be officially launched on Monday at Trade Me, Level 3, NZX Centre, 11 Cable Street, Wellington, between 12pm-1pm.

No, you won’t see Alf there. He has better things to do.

Another needless special day

February 25, 2009

Here comes another of those officially fabricated special occasions– this time it’s Children’s Day.

Up here in Eketahuna, where we love our kids and our kids love us, every day is Children’s Day.

Alf would like to think the same is true elsewhere around the country, and is perplexed that his Government is declaring just one day to be Children’s Day, whereas it is devoting a whole week to recognising Fraud Awareness Week.
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So who’s scamming whom?

February 24, 2009

Whoa there, Heather Roy has bolted.

The ACT MP, working feverishly as Minister of Consumer Affairs in the Key Government, has rushed to issue her latest media statement.

Yet another?

Yep. Her third (an outpouring that obviously puts the heat on her press secretary).
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