web analytics

JK: The last thing I need is a ship on a reef

Written By: - Date published: 3:09 pm, October 19th, 2011 - 22 comments
Categories: john key - Tags:

22 comments on “JK: The last thing I need is a ship on a reef ”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    That’s Key channeling BP’s former CEO Tony Hayward, who siad he “wanted his life back”, during the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

    http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/aap/8129199/i-want-my-life-back-says-bp-ceo-as-shares-collapse

  2. Adrian 2

    Was the seemingly slow start ( 4 days ) because they didn’t know if there was yellowcake on board or not, and we don’t have any detection gear in the country?

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      yellow cake is relatively harmless.

      Lets see National use that as a reason anyway lol it would be funny.

      • Colonial Viper 2.1.1

        I take it back, yellowcake’s radiological properties are reasonably harmless, but it is still a nasty chemical posion.

  3. mike 3

    I’m reminded of Gerry Brownlee speaking on Campbell Live or Close Up a few months ago. When the interviewer brought up the frustration of many chch residents waiting for answers about what would happen there, he took the opportunity to point out that his life had been consumed by the earthquake, he was over it, wanted his life back, words to that effect. So, hey, just so you all know, all you complaining chch residents out there, this damn earthquake has been inconvenient even for me!

    Yes, these are the people we turn to to guide us through the tough times when disaster strikes and people need help.

    We should all remember and appreciate that that’s fucking annoying for them.

  4. The last thing “I” need? It is the last thing the rest of New Zealand needs as well, thank you!

  5. seeker 5

    Typical John Key -self absorbed through and through. Good job the volunteers working on the beach at Makatu are not made from the same shoddy fabric as our prime minister (and his rather disingenuous transport and environmental ministers.).

    Last Sunday (14-10-11) on tvnz, reporter Matt Mclean spoke about the pebbles and stones on the Makatu beach and surrounding rock pools. Each rock has to be cleaned separately!! What a task! And yet there was a lovely lady, Wai Morrison, selflessly scrubbing away, saying that this was not on her “bucket list to do… but you just have to get on with it because it needs doing!”

    Apparently it had not been possible to clean this type of oil off with usual cleaners but this did not stop these volunteers who had gone the extra mile and found a really effective natural product which was time consuming but really did the job- rock by pebble by rock by pebble by rock….. What’s more, not only did they discover this product by themselves, as nobody would fund it for them, they bought it themselves too, at a cost of $2000, Tania G. the coordinator told us. What heroes they are. I hope they are eventually given special recognition for their phenomenal response to this disgusting tragedy.

    Compare this to our vapid and irresponsible profit hungry,National Party government who ask what they could have done?
    Well, John Key could now at least reimburse these generous Makatu volunteers for the product necessary to clean the rocks on the shore of our beautiful country that he is meant to govern and protect. Perhaps he could reimburse from his own apparently admirable, well lined pockets too, to the rather less well lined, but less begrudging pockets, of those marvellous Makatu volunteers.

    I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

    • DJL 5.1

      Its called sphagnum moss. It grows on rocks in the coastal forests of British Columbia.It is widely used for oil spills all over the world. The man who sells/distributes it here was on TV a few days after the grounding. He was told by ” the ministry” we’ll call you if we need you. The same crap as the guy with the barges.

    • Ben 5.2

      Well said. I agree completely.

  6. Tigger 6

    I didn’t make the throat slitting gesture, I didn’t drive the ship onto the reef – I suspect this song is running on a non-stop loop through Key’s head… http://youtu.be/2g5Hz17C4is (It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy).

  7. ianmac 7

    +1 seeker

  8. randal 8

    gotta watch out for bad reefers dude!

  9. Adrian 9

    I know CV, it’s relativly harmless in drums but 400 tonnes of it in a headline anywhere we sell milk or whatever bloody isn’t.

    • Colonial Viper 9.1

      I’m not sure how delaying dealing with the Rena helps prevent that yellowcake headline at all mate.

      If anything it should have spurred the Govt to get its ass in gear.

  10. Peter 10

    It’s not about NZ, it’s not about the National Party, it’s not about the Bay of Plenty people …….

    You are so right , it’s all about Mr Key.

  11. Nick C 11

    I love it how you have taken the comment from the Breakfast interview out of context.

    In fact you have done worse than take it out of context. You have juxtaposed it with audio taken from different interviews to place it in a fabricated context designed to make him look bad.

    • Colonial Viper 11.1

      What exactly would make Key look bad?

      The fact that dealing with the Rena disaster has taken time and energy away from all the semi and finals games that he has been planning on being VIP at?

  12. How about the bit where John Key said the slow response wasn’t going to effect the election?

    That’s right people… the fact that New Zealand has next to no oil spill response capabilities and National was blatantly lying to promote their deep sea oil drilling plans doesn’t matter. Let’s just wait for that oil to wash onto the beaches again and let the public clean it up eh! Cheep labor, especially when they buy their own inadequate overpriced protective equipment. Got to love that disaster capitalism at work. /sarc.

    How about the fact the we’re getting tonnes of uranium shipped around NZ and there is no ability to clean up a spill… is that fact going to win National votes? Apparently the fire service doesn’t even have a Geiger counter FFS! I guess the government was just planning to keep any spills quiet eh!

    The authorities are now saying “it could be a really bad disaster.” Wake the fuck up, it is a really bad disaster already! 350 + tonnes of heavy fuel oil and a few thousand litres of Corexit in the ecosystem is a disaster! Do they want a fn definition of the word?

    Just in case anybody believes the authorities spin, I’ve been doing a little research and the hazardous substances on-board Rena could kill the eastern Bay of Plenty’s sea life for our lifetimes, and John Key goes off to hammer in hoardings? Smile and wave at another photo op Key isn’t a prime minister, he’s a dick!

    I’m sick and tired of the media downplaying the government’s failures and I’m sick and tired of the National government failing New Zealand.

  13. prism 13

    How can the firm using the vessel hive off the responsibility for its misuse to the owners? What shoddy law would allow this? It was in their care and exclusively used by the hirer. The owner would never accept open-ended responsibility like that.

    • Colonial Viper 13.1

      No doubt some hugely peculiar maritime contract which is standard in that industry.

      Perhaps its like hiring a taxi to take yourself and the luggage back from the airport. On the way the driver has an accident and damages another car.

      Why should you, the taxi’s client, be liable for costs arising from the accident?

      • felix 13.1.1

        Who drove the ship onto the reef? The company that owns the ship or the company that was using the ship?

        Who were the Captain and crew working for?

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • New Public Housing Plan announced
    The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government is committed to continuing its public house build programme at pace and scale. The extra 8,000 homes – 6000 public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both our countries,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Jobs for Nature funding will create training and employment opportunities
    A major investment to tackle wilding pines in Mt Richmond will create jobs and help protect the area’s unique ecosystems, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says. The Mt Richmond Forest Park has unique ecosystems developed on mineral-rich geology, including taonga plant species found nowhere else in the country. “These special plant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers to New Zealand
    To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Bay Cadets learn skills to protect environment
    Bay Conservation Cadets launched with first intake Supported with $3.5 million grant Part of $1.245b Jobs for Nature programme to accelerate recover from Covid Cadets will learn skills to protect and enhance environment Environment Minister David Parker today welcomed the first intake of cadets at the launch of the Bay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago