Posts Tagged ‘Brownlee’

Caption Competition

Written By: - Date published: 6:28 pm, September 7th, 2010 - 41 comments

Yesterday Mr Key said he would leave for London to visit the Queen, only if he “could be confident Christchurch’s recovery was on track”, and appointed Big Jezza to oversee the Government’s Christchurch earthquake response. Today Key announced he won’t be leaving any time soon.

Pasifika Festival going ahead

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, March 11th, 2009 - 5 comments

The opening night of the Pasifika festival at Western Springs in Auckland will be proceeding. After a funding shortfall the Auckland City Council cancelled the traditional Pasifika opening night. But the Pacific Islands Board Auckland City (PIBAC) and the Pacific community rallied together and last week announced that they would be funding the opening night […]

From clean and green to grey and grubby

Written By: - Date published: 1:52 pm, December 15th, 2008 - 39 comments

Tourism New Zealand has recently launched its dedicated YouTube channel – Have Your Say – where tourists can post video messages about their experiences while visiting here via a mobile studio. Here’s what our new PM, Minister of Tourism, and veteran YouTube user John Key had to say. But while John’s out there on YouTube doing the hard […]

Brownlee, not the brightest spark

Written By: - Date published: 10:05 am, May 7th, 2008 - 48 comments

Here’s Gerry Brownlee in the Herald today: Brownlee said the [Whirinaki] power plant, near Napier, was intended as an emergency backup to be used seldomly in dry years. But he said the figures – from use over 32 days in the three-month period – suggested otherwise. “Its increased use is more evidence that Labour has […]

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