“Major festival events linked to the 2011 Rugby World Cup could be shifted to Wellington because of Auckland’s party central fiasco, Government sources say.” – Tracy Watkins
Wait, “Auckland’s party central fiasco”?
Whose idea was “party central” again?
Oh right. John Key:
“The current agreement allows Queens Wharf to be the home of a Rugby World Cup ‘Live Site’ – a large open air space capable of hosting between 10,000 and 15,000 people.”
Those of you without memory holes in the head might also remember it was Key’s government that forced the Auckland council into buying Queen’s Wharf.
As with the John Key Memorial Cycleway, the punditary lauded Key’s vision at the time and those of us who actually took a hard look and pointed out the problems were dismissed as spoil-sports.
Now, as predicted, it’s all a disaster and the same punditry is happy to quote Key’s henchmen putting the blame on to local government.
Funny games, rugby and politics