'Pants on fire' attack on minister

Last updated 08:34 17/07/2013
Greenpeace Simon Bridges billboard
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IN YOUR FACE: Greenpeace has put up a giant billboard attacking Energy Minister Simon Bridges.

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Greenpeace has launched an attack on Energy Minister Simon Bridges, proclaiming him as a liar on a massive billboard on one of the most prominent sites in central Wellington.

''Simon Bridges ... pants on fire,'' the multi-storey banner, measuring almost 300 square metres and stuck to the side of a Manners St building, reads.

Greenpeace, which has booked the high-profile site for about three weeks, says Bridges is accused of misleading Parliament over his dealings with the oil industry. It also says he wrongly claimed New Zealand can deal with a deep sea oil spill.

Following the billboard going up yesterday Bridges took to Twitter, saying: ''So chuffed to have my own billboard in Wellington Central today. Good photo too.''

In a statement, Greenpeace says Bridges denied in Parliament about having contact with the oil industry about the Crown Minerals Bill amendment, about protests at sea.

It emerged that Bridges had met with Shell representatives on February 14, Greenpeace's statement said.

The environmental organisation had asked Bridges to release details of the meeting ''weeks ago''. Details had not been released, Greenpeace said.

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- The Dominion Post

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