We drove out to Porirua today and back through the Wellington commuter suburbs: Johnsonville, Ngaio etc. There was a scattering of billboards around, almost all of which were TeamKey/National billboards. Here’s a picture of the cluster near to where I live on the lawless borders of Wadestown:
The National Party one is what-it-is. The Green billboard is a miniature version of their 2011 billboard, there possibly because their volunteers are too frightened of the new billboards to touch them.
All of the Labour billboards are for the electorate candidates: Cunliffe’s face was nowhere to be seen. If you squint you can just make out the Labour logo in the bottom right-hand corner of the board. Seems like a weird way to run an MMP campaign. Especially since that’s just what they did three years ago and this was widely regarded as a catastrophically stupid move contributing to their historic defeat.
Peter Dunne’s billboard was a plain purple background with white text reading ‘Vote Peter Dunne for Ohariu. No mention of United Future, the party he’s funded $100,000 a year of taxpayer money to be the leader of, and which is registering 0% in the polls. (UPDATE: Peter Dunne advises me that the UF logo is on all of his billboards.)
No Conservative Party billboards and no Internet/Mana billboards. Yet.