web analytics

Cartoon says it all

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, July 8th, 2010 - 29 comments
Categories: john key - Tags: ,

The Herald has a headline article on John Keys “Party Central”. But their cartoon really said it all.

The question is:- How many ‘good’ ideas does it take before John Key manages to get one to actually work?

29 comments on “Cartoon says it all ”

  1. Bored 1

    Where is my f****g cycleway????????

  2. MikeG 2

    Apart from Key and McCully, does anyone want a party central? It seems that everyone else is happy that the existing pubs etc. are sufficient, and not many will be willing to venture to Queens Wharf on a wet September evening.

    • Lanthanide 2.1

      What about that viaduct thingy they built for America’s Cup? Can’t they re-use that? Wasn’t that supposed to be Party Central and liven up the waterfront etc?

      Edit: just saw Kerry’s post below. Great minds think alike?

  3. Ron 3

    The words piss-up & brewery come to mind.

  4. kerry 4

    Not that I know Auckland particularly well, but I thought the Viaduct Basin was set up as a party central? Or can you not party at the same place for two different events?

  5. Maybe he can hold National’s election night do there as a warm-up.

  6. Why can’t Auckland take a leaf out of Berlin’s example for a change? The World Cup has several large screens along the main thoroughfare through Tiergarten, and that could easily be replicated in Queen Street.

  7. ianmac 7

    As a non-Aucklander I wonder why build Party Central at all? I always thought of it as yet another ill-founded blurt from John Key, like National Standards, Cycle ways and…. Blurt an idea then leave the troops to try and action it.
    I was in Auckland for part of the America’s Cup and it looked great to see the scatter of venues. Be better to properly plan a magnificent Public Long term space and shift the Cruise ship Terminal South.

    • lprent 7.1

      As an Aucklander I really can’t see the point myself. But then again my reaction to the rugby world cup will mostly be figuring out how to avoid it. If I’m not doing a sport then I’m uninterested in being a spectator. My rugby and league playing days are long over.

      • Draco T Bastard 7.1.1

        The only time I’m interested in a sport is when I’m actually playing it and I’ve never played rugby or league.

  8. I bet Key would actually try and build a plan on marketing vuvzelas

    • Mac1 8.1

      Come to New Zealand and drink like Kiwis- we’re using vuvuzelas in South Africa, I hear, as unbreakable yard glasses. The Chinese have made another million of them.

    • Bored 8.2

      Mounted as horns on cycles (again wheres my cycleway…I pay my taxes, keep all the undeserving fed and housed) sob sob sob. Beginning to sound like Burt!

  9. coolas 9

    What a mess

    Even if they started construction today I can’t see any of the proposals being completed on time. We simply can’t build that fast in NZ.

    Remember how Mallard’s offer/proposal to build a new stadium instead of the Eden Park upgrade was scuttled before the 2008 election.

    See McCully has threatened to withdraw Govt support if he doesn’t get his way. Here’s a great opportunity to wind that little shit up and see how nasty he can be.

  10. tc 10

    Another farce created and fueled by Sideshow John shooting his mouth off without engaging his brain.

    Viaduct/newmarket/ponsonby/takapuna/mission bay etc already complete with venues and business’s looking forward to a RWC payday…….shows how much he knows about his own city of residence and the concept of rewarding existing businesses who pay rates/taxes etc

    • Draco T Bastard 10.1

      Jonkey has a brain?

      • yeshe 10.1.1

        I’m reminded of the Canadian or US comic on TV3’s Seven Days a couple of weeks back — he said John Key was something you asked for at a gas station when you needed to use the bathroom ! Still chuckling over it ….

  11. walter 11

    Everyone is already booked to come, so whatever the venue it won’t affect visitor numbers.
    There’s plenty of existing places for a beer and a meal, so no one will go hungry or thirsty.

    So why bother? Will they spend more at party central?

    Am I too cynical in thinking that someone wants a temporary location to make a big killing off the visitors, at the expense of the existing businesses?

    Or is it purely that some wanker wants to feel he’s hosting a big international party?

    • Draco T Bastard 11.1

      In answer to your last two questions: Someone wants to make lots of money at the existing businesses expense and feel like they’re hosting a big international party.

  12. I would be surprised if party central was open to all anyway. Would Key and his millionaire mates really allow Joe, Hone & Tevita Public along to share with them. Thought not!

  13. marsman 13

    Perhaps somebody’s chums want to build apartments on Queens Wharf, it’s prime real estate, so what better way than for the taxpayer to foot the bill for the demolition of the sheds. The temporary party central venue is taxpayer funded window dressing “we’re doing it as a pubic good”. As soon as the Super City Scam goes into operation it’ll be sold off cheap.

  14. tc 14

    Yes Draco, a very calculating and self serving brain that has one intsruction set:
    IF good for me/business mates THEN Yes ELSE Smile and wave and do some PR stuff.

    In the quiet moments the brain would be going : geez Sir Doug never mentioned about all this responsibility stuff….I’ll just ignore that.

Links to post

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government Northland housing investment to spark transformational change
    Over $10 million infrastructure funding to unlock housing in Whangārei The purchase of a 3.279 hectare site in Kerikeri to enable 56 new homes Northland becomes eligible for $100 million scheme for affordable rentals Multiple Northland communities will benefit from multiple Government housing investments, delivering thousands of new homes for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Battle of Ohaeawai remembered
    A memorial event at a key battle site in the New Zealand land wars is an important event to mark the progress in relations between Māori and the Crown as we head towards Waitangi Day, Minister for Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis said. The Battle of Ohaeawai in June 1845 saw ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More Police deployed to the frontline
    More Police officers are being deployed to the frontline with the graduation of 54 new constables from the Royal New Zealand Police College today. The graduation ceremony for Recruit Wing 362 at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua was the first official event for Stuart Nash since his reappointment as Police ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Further support for upper North Island regions hit by significant weather
    The Government is unlocking an additional $700,000 in support for regions that have been badly hit by the recent flooding and storm damage in the upper North Island. “We’re supporting the response and recovery of Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Northland, and Bay of Plenty regions, through activating Enhanced Taskforce Green to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • The Princess Royal to visit New Zealand
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has welcomed the announcement that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will visit New Zealand this month. “Princess Anne is travelling to Aotearoa at the request of the NZ Army’s Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government and horticulture sector target $12b in exports by 2035
    A new Government and industry strategy launched today has its sights on growing the value of New Zealand’s horticultural production to $12 billion by 2035, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. “Our food and fibre exports are vital to New Zealand’s economic security. We’re focussed on long-term strategies that build on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Cost of living support extended for families and businesses
    25 cents per litre petrol excise duty cut extended to 30 June 2023 – reducing an average 60 litre tank of petrol by $17.25 Road User Charge discount will be re-introduced and continue through until 30 June Half price public transport fares extended to the end of June 2023 saving ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • More Kiwis in work as rising wages match inflation
    The strong economy has attracted more people into the workforce, with a record number of New Zealanders in paid work and wages rising to help with cost of living pressures. “The Government’s economic plan is delivering on more better-paid jobs, growing wages and creating more opportunities for more New Zealanders,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government boosts fund for Auckland flooding
    The Government is providing a further $1 million to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Auckland following flooding, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced today. “Cabinet today agreed that, given the severity of the event, a further $1 million contribution be made. Cabinet wishes to be proactive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Cabinet focused on bread and butter issues
    The new Cabinet will be focused on core bread and butter issues like the cost of living, education, health, housing and keeping communities and businesses safe, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. “We need a greater focus on what’s in front of New Zealanders right now. The new Cabinet line ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Prime Minister to meet with PM Albanese
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to Canberra next week for an in person meeting with Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. “The trans-Tasman relationship is New Zealand’s closest and most important, and it was crucial to me that my first overseas trip as Prime Minister was to Australia,” Chris Hipkins ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government makes first payment to Auckland Flooding fund
    The Government is providing establishment funding of $100,000 to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Auckland following flooding, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced. “We moved quickly to make available this funding to support Aucklanders while the full extent of the damage is being assessed,” Kieran McAnulty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government steps up to assist Auckland during flooding
    As the Mayor of Auckland has announced a state of emergency, the Government, through NEMA, is able to step up support for those affected by flooding in Auckland. “I’d urge people to follow the advice of authorities and check Auckland Emergency Management for the latest information. As always, the Government ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Poroporoaki: Titewhai Te Huia Hinewhare Harawira
    Ka papā te whatitiri, Hikohiko ana te uira, wāhi rua mai ana rā runga mai o Huruiki maunga Kua hinga te māreikura o te Nota, a Titewhai Harawira Nā reira, e te kahurangi, takoto, e moe Ka mōwai koa a Whakapara, kua uhia te Tai Tokerau e te kapua pōuri ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved following Cyclone Hale
    Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Employment, has activated Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) in response to flooding and damaged caused by Cyclone Hale in the Tairāwhiti region. Up to $500,000 will be made available to employ job seekers to support the clean-up. We are still investigating whether other parts ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • General Election to be held on 14 October 2023
    The 2023 General Election will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “Announcing the election date early in the year provides New Zealanders with certainty and has become the practice of this Government and the previous one, and I believe is best practice,” Jacinda ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces resignation
    Jacinda Ardern has announced she will step down as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party. Her resignation will take effect on the appointment of a new Prime Minister. A caucus vote to elect a new Party Leader will occur in 3 days’ time on Sunday the 22nd of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Trade and Agriculture Minister to attend World Economic Forum and Global Forum for Food and Agricult...
    The Government is maintaining its strong trade focus in 2023 with Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor visiting Europe this week to discuss the role of agricultural trade in climate change and food security, WTO reform and New Zealand agricultural innovation. Damien O’Connor will travel tomorrow to Switzerland to attend the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers
    The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region. “We’re making up to $80,000 available to the East Coast Rural Support Trust to help farmers and growers recover from the significant damage in the region,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago