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1:25 pm, September 22nd, 2015 - 56 comments
Categories: john key, national, spin, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: panda, pandagate
John Key must be desperate to divert attention away from flags and other things. He is talking about Pandas again.
The Herald reports:
Taxpayer money will be put up to help bring giant pandas to Wellington if a deal can be worked out, Prime Minister John Key says.
Wellington City Council is to look at a business case for bringing the animals from China to Wellington Zoo, but one councillor who is opposed believes the project could cost up to $100 million.
Mr Key said he believed the cost would be less than that, but would still be considerable. If the council came up with a proposal the Government would likely commit funds to help out.
“The Government would make some contribution, but not necessarily massive,” Mr Key said. “I don’t know how much support, and the process is long and slow.”
So Key is prepared to spend a considerable part of $100 million for a photo op with a panda?