This is a selection of tweets relating to Judith Collins' attack on TVNZ political reporter, as well as her on going Oravida scandal. Tweets, as usual, are in reverse-chronological order. [Read more below]
Hands up who's been mean to Judith Collins? Plus hands up who she's been mean to? #fairsfair
Clare Curran has both hands up RT @clarecurranmp: Hands up who's been mean to Judith Collins? Plus hands up who she's been mean to?
Not quite sure why Cunliffe decided to distract from the Collins saga by announcing a re-shuffle today. Seems sloppy. #nzpol
Breaking News: I'm taking a break from Twitter for the rest of today. Statement to follow via fax.
Remember when Paddy Gower declared that Collins would be leader because she was winning the social media war? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11250394 …
Resist the urge to go through Collins' Twitter and retweet ALL the trollish things she said Lamia. Resist it! *MUST RESIST*
Just came across this. Erm, no. http://mediatrainingnz.co.nz/judith-collins-shows-media-skills-over-oravida-visit/ …
My favourite recent Judith Collins tweet. Maggie never replied :c pic.twitter.com/OwVOwB2MD8
Cyberbullying. (v.) 1. By citizens: Online criticism of a government Minister. 2. By government Ministers: Not applicable. #JK_dictionary
Bullies bully, but when Bullies get Bullied back, I'll go easy on them cause else they'll bully me. #JohnKeySpeak
I am going to retweet Collins abusive tweets before she clears her acct. please forgive me
Drawing up periodic table of trolls and bottom feeders. Can't decide which way around to put Cameron Slater and Jason Ede.
A mighty Twitterer has fallen. #nzpols #gardeningleave http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/243484/pm-blames-twitter-for-collins%27-stress …
In 2010, Key said Carter should prove he was sick. Now, Cunliffe says Key should explain why Collins has to be at QT if she's fragile #rtpt
Ms Collins regrets she will be unable to tweet today.
PM says JCol has been cyberbullied. What about that bullying that she did though tv3 news? Not an issue?
Who would be interested if I could get a #trollstroll debate happening. Get Cam, Martyn, DPF and someone from the Standard together?
I love twitter but it is a PR disaster waiting to happen for those in positions of power who try to use it as if they are ordinary punters.
Not Twitter that's problem, its whiney PC media who lurk waiting to accuse all & sundry of bullying or sexism or whatever meme is trending.
I'd reject the claim that twitter makes people more obnoxious. I'm just as rude in real life. So is Judith, just quietly.
So @johnkeypm advises other politicians to ignore the 300K+ New Zealanders on Twitter?
Post-ironic NZ Politics has reached a new zenith as Judith Collins is protected by the PM from the nasty Twitter cyber-bullies. #nzpol
It’s a shame @JudithCollinsMP doesn't acknowledge she gives as good as she gets on Twitter and is often quite nasty http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11250394 …
Judith Collins to stay off Twitter: 'It's not a good space to be' http://nzh.tw/11250394 Amazing that John Key didn't demand this weeks ago
Taking a political break from Twitter reduces a key source of reportable statements. Some masterful hosing down going on here.
After picking a fight with the Press Gallery went so well, National decided why not pick on Twitter too? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10013535/Judith-Collins-quits-Twitter …
Now that @johnkeypm has abused us Twitter folk, do we mobilise? Shall I get me pitchfork?
Spare a thought for the poor press sec running Key's Twitter. Years spent posting bland photo ops and the boss just said it was worthless.
Did @JudithCollinsMP actually say anything problematic on Twitter that she didn't say harder and more repeatedly in real life?
FWIW I'll regret @JudithCollinsMP absence from twitter. It gave insight into her and wasn't the usual boring uninformative PR fluff
Going to miss @JudithCollinsMP on twitter!!
hey Jude. Don't stop tweeting. You took 140 characters, and made it better.
Gasping with incredulity that the PM is suggesting that Collins has been the victim of cyber bullying.
'If you want an insight into her soul, follow her on Twitter' - Tracy Watkins & Vernon Small writing about Judith Collins last year.
So if Twitter is just trolls, why is @johnkeypm on it?
So in addition to staff being "control freaks" and journos being "silly", twitter is full of "bottom feeders" and "trolls". #blameanyone
I'm struggling to work out how Twitter made Collins attack Katie Bradford & hide the truth about her China visit #justme?
I suppose we have all had our favourite @JudithCollinsMP twitter exchanges. This could be mine: https://twitter.com/JudithCollinsMP/statuses/429552329692422145 …
Bottom feeders and knuckleheads.
She who lives by the tword shall die by the tword.
the woman who told metiria turei her jacket was really ugly & that she was a "sensitive wee sausage" quits twitter citing trolls #hypocrite
This is too bad, twitter is a great tool for politicians to engage directly with people. http://ht.ly/wvMwz
Judith Collins. She changed the face of political tweeting in New Zealand but, alas, she flew close to the sun.
"Trolls & bottom feeders". The new desktop RPG, from the company that brought you 'Knuckleheads'.
Key says twitter is full of trolls and bottom feeders but this should be lessened now that Judith is taking a break.
@mizjwilliams Is there anything else Judith Collins needs to give up while on leave? Alcohol? Legal highs? Milk? Large cash donations?
Any truth in the rumour that Judith Collins is taking leave because Oravida needs someone to fill in for their receptionist for a few days?
I fear Judith Collins' revelation about me would be that no one knows who I am, and that's why Nat MPs talk about her while I'm in the lift?
PM to give pre-Budget speech at lunchtime. But will it divert attention away from Judith Collins?
A selfie at Lake Malawi in the style of Judith Coll... Flag that. pic.twitter.com/OyLbO2klfb
Key blaming twitter for Collins' demise is like blaming telephones for Williamsons'
Take a break. That's political speak for "for God's sake, pull your head in before you fuck things up entirely"
The only thing Judith Collins is having trouble with is her ability to answer questions truthfully.
JK: "Hey Judith come over her and look in this closet." Click. "Whoops I've lost the key should find it in a couple of weeks." STFU
Remember how the Tories reacted when Goff gave Chris Carter a stress break? Yeah? It's open season on Judith Collins IMHO.
I agree with Key. Lying to him, Parliament, and New Zealand is bound to place someone under a lot of stress. Collins needs nice break.
So basically Key's response is for Collins to go into hiding for a week while the shit hits the fan? Unbelievable.
The destruction of Judith Collins is actually quite distressing. You've been comprehensively defeated, JC, take stock and regroup.
Key presser: Judith Collins to take some time off to spend more time making insinuations about other people's families.
Whatever happens I hope "unhinged" Collins does not have access to a gun.
So if the PM really wanted to reduce the stress on Judith Collins, wouldn't he give her a pass out from #nzqt?
The simple matter is Collins is a powerful player in the party. She goes if/when she wants to. Key is showing poor leadership though.
Pols101: keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. Anyone care to think what Collins might do if she was demoted?
I understand email went out to Ministers SPS' in the last 90 mins asking for cover for Collins House duty for next two weeks #ttrtpt
Judith isn't the first MP to suffer from stress. @trevormallard has had several meltdowns in his career, and he's still an MP.
By all means attack the political principle or the policy at hand, but please don't personally attack Judith.
Judith Collins is to take a break later this week, from Thursday. Heat, kitchen and all that....
More Collins revelations. A press release announcing a crackdown on beneficiaries, or unemployment decreasing, can't be far away.
Have a private dinner tonight AND I STILL HAVEN'T ORGANISED A FOREIGN AFFAIRS BRIEFING.
Who gets to claim the JC scalp? Is it Camp Joyce? Where did Oravida stuff originally come from? #CSIParliament
How long before “getting Oravida-ed” is part of New Zealand’s political nomenclature?
So far it only looks as if Judith Collins may have resigned from Twitter.
Is there a video of Judith Collins smoking crack yet ?
Oh @SteveBraunias - Judith is going to hunt you down and "recall" a whole bunch of things at you.
@JaggyL The probability of Judith Collins losing her Ministerial warrants before 14 August 2014 is now up to 66% https://www.ipredict.co.nz/app.php?do=contract_detail&contract=MIN.COLLINS.AUG14 …
The slow and calculated destruction of Judith Collins is being executed with cruel precision. Though she is a great help herself #TeamJoyce
This whole Judith Collins thing has revealed Nationals internal faction war. More nasty than I first thought...
"This certified legal high has been tested on Judith Collins."
A quick perusal of FailOil reveals he's in full-blown denial about Collins, Williamson, which I think is a Good Sign
Astonishing yesterday that Judith tried to conflate asking about leave entitlement w/ interfering in police decision to prosecute.
Key and Collins on the same flight but didn't walk off together - Collins trailing a few dozen metres behind
Bet key's 'long conversation' w Collins went like this: 'Judith, you're going to have to step down' 'Try to make me, see what happens' '...'
judith collins must have a very short dictionary. it doesn't even get up to "ad hominem"...
Colin Craig should offer Collins the deputy leadership to jump ship now. Safe seat, sitting mp, she might bring others with her. #bebrave
Judith Collins says she might just 'recall' things about media if they raise issues about 'behaviours'. Those threats hv no place in NZ pols
Collins is misleading when she says Cab Office cleared her Oravida dealings. They didn't. They said cumulatively conflict of interest.
First they came for Judith Collins, and I did not speak up because I really, really wanted them to come for her.
Judith Collins begins to crumple pic.twitter.com/YcD0ap2zq0
Judith Collins is a curious mix between Sarah Palin, Rob Muldoon, the Sun newspaper and a Velociraptor.
I'm back, baby. Babies. Whatever. And already I wonder how the people who used to hail Judith Collins as a social media genius are feeling.
Judith Collins. 1st she came 4 the cars of teenagers, then she came for the union H&S reps, & now she comes for ...
Let's get it right. Avoiding to Key we're supposed to cut Collins slack as she is human. She has no such obligation to any one else.
Seems clear we now need to refer to Judith Collins as the *current* leader of the National Party rather than as the possible next one.
Has there been a headline which hasn't shortened "verbal attack" to "attack"? Makes Collins sound like she went Björk on Bradford
Not just action itself but the tone and attitude re "the beans I could spill" shpeal by Collins speaks volumes about her character. IMO.
Judith Collins & the milk scandal looks more & more like full cream version of Margaret Thatcher.
post Collins, disclosure: I may have accepted a peppermint off @stevenljoyce one time. is this what she's getting at?
It's not just that Collins threatened the press, but that she threatened to use her FORMIDABLE MEMORY on them! pic.twitter.com/XZC2GP3zE9
Judith Collins has got into several fights this year and she has only won one: her fight with John Key. He is too scared to sack her.
But srsly, what happened at conference? Why is Hooton slamming the Collins crew? Why is Whaleoil making slightly above average threats?
Apology or not that was a vindictive, disgraceful display from Judith Collins. Time for John Key to stand her down.
At this point it seems reasonable to ask whether Minister Collins has a plot left to lose. #rpt
Judith Collins’ pleading for Maurice Williamson undermines the police. Her attack on a journalist breached privacy and common sense.
Poetic. John Key fearful of saying he would discipline Collins, while Joyce stands behind him in camera shot. Brilliant.
I'm quite serious, though: what does Collins have over Key that is preventing him from taking decisive action against her?
Is Key too weak to demote Collins, is that it? Is she his Shipley?
Judith Collins #liability
The best argument against Judith Collins is Judith Collins.
Judith Collins is arguing a great case against her own abilities.
And now Collins and Key's mate Slater is threatening dirt on gallery journos. Nats really don't get press freedom. #Bulliesandcowards
Judith Collins blames media for what happened to Maurice Williamson. Shows the low standards in John Key's Cabinet.
Collins. No defence. Stand down.
Judith Collins. FFS! Your judgement is appalling.