Election 2023: Chris Hipkins tests positive for Covid-19 on critical campaign day

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Hipkins was supposed to attend a Samoan church service in Mangere this morning, but his staff advised he could no longer attend.

He tested positive today after experiencing “cold and flu symptoms” from yesterday.

Hipkins will be isolating for five days or until he returned a negative test, his spokesperson said.


There are so many ironies here they implode into the black hole of Karma.

Labour were the ones tasked with shutting down the country when the first wave of Covid struck and the courage of that decision which prevented a mass death event and saved 6000 lives left a bitter stain against Labour that became infected and turned into a mutated type of hatred in some of our fellow citizens.

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That Chippy is struck down just as he’s finding his mojo with fucking Covid is karma in the eyes of those who have become embittered by the lock down.

While he is struck down with Covid, Jacinda sparkles at a New York event.

Again, a dreadful karma.

To be honest, in any ‘normal’ case, you would have to write Labour’s chances off and call the election now, but this is not in any way shape or form a ‘normal’ election.

ACT are promising to bring back submachine guns.

Winston is threatening Jack Tame for asking him hard questions.

National will stop building State Houses.

ACT want to rob you of January 2nd stat holiday.

National can not fund their foreign buyers tax but will allow foreign speculators to price the next generation out of home ownership.

NZ First just dumped a candidate who compared Covid vaccinations to Nuremberg trials.

National will give Landlords the power to throw tenants out without notice.

NZ First will misuse the Terrorism Suppression Act to designate domestic groups for paramilitary policing.

National will start riots and bloodshed at Funerals attempting to take Gang Patches from funerals.

ACT will amputate the State and suppress voices that aren’t white and male.

National will rob 2 year olds, mutilate public transport and literally steal from climate change funds to give Landlord’s a $250 per fortnight tax cut!

ACT will start a race war with their racist referendum.

Winston claims Māori aren’t indigenous.

ACT want to spark domestic meth cooking so they can pimp for big Pharma.

National will give bosses the right to sack after 90 days.

National, ACT and NZ First will all punish beneficiaries.

National, ACT and NZ First have used Māori as a punching bag.

National, ACT and NZ First will slash the public services while claiming they aren’t slashing public services.

National, ACT and NZ First will abandon all climate change legislation and allow the planet to burn.

National, ACT and NZ First are taking millions in donations from the mega rich.

Because of all this toxic self interested right wing policy that literally takes from the poor and gives to the rich while building a Police State, I think honest Kiwis will reject malice and spite as political values and will stay loyal to Chippy even while he has Covid.

This is the most important election of a generation where the Right, unconstrained by decency and enabled by the infected hate of petty bigotry, will vandalise the Egalitarian State in a manner beneath the mana of our country and I think we are a better people than National, ACT and NZ First believe we are.

You must vote as if your life depended on it my fellow citizens, because under the Alliance of Arseholes, it really will be!

Let’s not leave this election to karma.

Get well soon Chippy!


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