Oh dear, look who is at the bottom of the list

Readers Digest has released their “Most Trusted” list of Kiwis…and predictably Willie Apiata is at the top of the list.

Politicians are as trustworthy as sex workers and Willie Apiata, VC, is – again – the most trusted of all New Zealanders, according to an annual survey on the country’s most trusted people and professions.

The 10th annual New Zealand Reader’s Digest Trust Survey revealed a skew towards sports stars and emergency service workers as those whom Kiwis put the most faith in.

Mr Apiata took out the top spot as the most trusted of 100 well-known Kiwis, followed by Northland doctor and champion of Maori health care Lance O’Sullivan and All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

But look who is at the bottom of the list:

99. Kim Dotcom, internet entrepreneur
100. Hone Harawira, Mana Party leader

Least trusted…and they want to get people to vote for them?

The Top 15 are:

1. Willie Apiata VC, solider
2. Lance O’Sullivan, doctor, 2014 New Zealander of the Year
3. Richie McCaw, All Blacks’ captain
4. Judy Bailey, charity worker
5. John Kirwan, former All Black player
6. Kevin Milne, former TV host
7. Valerie Adams (formerly Vili), shot-putter
8. Jim Hickey, TV weather presenter
9. Alison Holst, food writer
10. Peter Snell, former athlete
11. Peter Leitch, businessman, charity worker
12. Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
13. Peter Jackson, film director
13. Dan Carter, All Black player
15. Sarah Ulmer, cyclist


– NZ Herald