The article as it appeared in the Herald today (click for larger version).
Yesterday I talked to Craig, a reporter from the Herald, who noticed a Libertarianz sign on Quay St (Well done, Auckland Libz!) with the “As Demanded by Helen Clark, 4 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland” label. It was this label that he wanted to interview someone about.
I briefly explained that we placed this cheeky statement on our signs to expose the hypocrisy of the Labour government demanding that we reveal our identity, and suggested that anonymous signs, leaflets and donations should be legal, comparing it to anonymous voting (ie, the secret ballot).
I mentioned that it was Robert Palmer had come up with the idea of using Clark’s address.
He asked if we had “copped any flak” over the use of her address and I said we had had it described as “cheeky” but I couldn’t remember getting any negative feedback, which he was surprised about. He asked if the Prime Minister’s office had contacted us, and I said they probably didn’t want to make a fuss, because doing so would get it picked up by the media.
He asked if we had considered the legality of using Helen Clark’s address, and I told him that as it was publicly available information we were confident it was legal.
It is interesting to compare what I recall with what was printed!