Brian Tamaki is NZ's least trusted
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 8:33a.m.
He may claim to have God on his side, but Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki
fails when it comes to winning the trust of Kiwis.
The self-appointed bishop of the fundamentalist church was the least trusted
person on a list of 100 in the annual poll for Reader's Digest.
Others at the bottom of the list included Mana Party leader Hone Harawira,
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, former director of failed finance company Lombard
Finance Sir Douglas Graham and NZ First leader Winston Peters.
Former Whanganui mayor and columnist Michael Laws and former Pike Rive mine
boss Peter Whittall are also in the bottom 10.
At the top, All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is the most trusted followed by
the cook and author Dame Alison Holst, Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch and recently
knighted ex-All Blacks and mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan.
Firefighters were the most trusted profession ahead of paramedics and rescue
volunteers while door-to-door sellers and telemarketers were at the bottom of
Most trusted people:
1 Richie McCaw - All Blacks captain
2 Dame Alison Holst - food writer
3 Sir Peter Leitch - businessman, charity worker
4 Sir John Kirwan - ex-All Black, depression awareness spokesman
5 Willie Apiata VC - soldier
6 Sir Peter Snell - former athlete, scientist
7 Kevin Milne - former TV host, consumer advocate
8 Sarah Ulmer - former cyclist
9 Jim Hickey - TV weather presenter
10= Judy Bailey - TV presenter, charity worker
10= Sir Colin Meads - ex-All Black
Least trusted people:
100 Brian Tamaki - Destiny Church leader
99 Hone Harawira - Mana Party leader
98 Kim Dotcom - internet tycoon
97 Sir Douglas Graham - ex-politician, company director
96 Winston Peters - NZ First leader
95 Michael Laws - former Whanganui mayor
94 Tariana Turia - Maori Party co-leader
93 Gerry Brownlee - Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister
92 Sir Michael Fay - businessman
91 Pita Sharples - Maori Party co-leader
90 Peter Whittall - ex-Pike River Coal CEO.
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22/02/2013 7:21:51 p.m.
maaui walker wrote:
It should be no suprise to any free thinking person. Brian Tamaki is a self-serving manipulative fraudster.
It astounds me that his followers cant see through his egotistical delusions. Are they all that feeble-minded to give up their chance of eternal peace in heaven, for a mere blink of an eye with a false prophet. wake up fools, repent.
14/08/2012 3:00:23 p.m.
I am not suprised to see that Brian Tamaki is the least trusted person in New Zealand. He is a slimeball and he is leading a cult that is just absolute rubbish. His ideas are plain ridiculous. Anyone who believes the shit that comes out of his mouth is in my opinion, extremely stupid.
29/06/2012 12:22:42 p.m.
how depressing a/ that this is news; b/that we are collectively so ignorant and boring that those on the top of the list are on the top of the list and c/ that we are so collectively boring and ignorant that those on the bottom of the list are on the bottom and d/ that this is actually news.
26/06/2012 10:46:35 a.m.
Graeme Tyree wrote:
M.P.s ? What rankings for David Shearer,D. Cunliffe, R. Norman, M Turei, J. Key, N. Smith, Bill English ?
25/06/2012 10:06:28 p.m.
Herena Te Wano wrote:
Readers Digest poll? Does anyone stop to question the validity of these things or do you people just like believing in any old rot? After Richie McCaws last two AB performances - he ain't on the top of my list.
25/06/2012 5:34:06 p.m.
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25/06/2012 5:20:11 p.m.
I'm really disappointed that Pita Sharples is so low on the list.He is so patient and reasonable and such a valuable conduit between the Pakeha and Maori worlds.
25/06/2012 2:12:09 p.m.
That's a bit harsh poor old Kim Dotcom featuring at the bottom....especially after the dodgy moves pulled by the US and the OTT and incompetent NZ Police action. He comes across to me as a good family man simply making a living...a very good living, but wealth doesn't make you a bad person.
25/06/2012 12:39:28 p.m.
Karyn little wrote:
Funny, I dont trust Brian Tamaki either, same feeling as i had when i was a kid when my dad kept making me go to church to listen to a Priest who spoke Gods word and i thought to myself why on all the earth did this dude get Gods job, religion is for people who need guidence and someone to believe and there are a lot of lost souls out there, Brian Tamaki just isnt the right dude to do the jon, in my eyes, too smooth and money hungry, why is money such an issue in religion, thats what makes it so dishonest in the yes of others
25/06/2012 12:33:04 p.m.
no surprises there.
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