web analytics

Where’s Murray?

Written By: - Date published: 11:08 pm, February 27th, 2012 - 16 comments
Categories: accountability, national/act government - Tags:

As controversy swirls over Murray McCully’s leaked emails and the government’s secret position on “restraining China” and McCully is nowhere to be found to answer questions, John Key says “I have absolutely no clue where he is“. Funny, cause he was the one who approved McCully’s travel. Seems a lot of ministers are taking to hiding when the heat comes on.

In just the last four question times, 10 ministers being asked questions on notice didn’t bother showing up. Some of them were definitely at Parliament, they spoke later in the day, but they hid when it was time for them to be held accountable for their actions as ministers. Craig Foss was particularly obvious – he got slaughtered by Clare Curran (which is something like being mauled by a shih tzu) and was nowhere to be found the next day.

Then there’s Key himself. He made a ‘joke’ about Lloyd Morrison beating him in a wine auction at a private school on the night of the Pike River explosion. Key offhandedly mentioned he had been informed of the fatal explosion before he decided to go to the auction. Naturally, Pike River workers’ families are pretty pissed off to suddenly learn that this is how Mr ‘whatever it takes’ reacted when he learned of the disaster that killed their men. But when TV1 asked Key for more comment, no-one from his office was available.

So, where is McCully?

Who will be the next minister to hide when it’s time for them to front up?

Is this the more accountable government that Key promised us?

16 comments on “Where’s Murray? ”

  1. tc 1

    Where is the media holding the wrecking crew to account. I ain’t holding my breath.

  2. fender 2

    “So where is McCully?”

    If he still possesses the “special powers” he granted himself last year he might have flown home to mars.

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    At this rate in a couple of months none of the governing parties will be turning up to Question Time at all.

  4. Chris 4

    Not saying he isn’t cause I have no idea but how do you know McCully is overseas?

    • ghostwhowalksnz 4.1

      What other reason would he have to be away from his job at Parliament ? His portfolio doesnt cover internal affairs other than sport.

      • Chris 4.1.1

        Heaps of shit is going on so he’s just staying home? I thought that was the whole point of the rest of the post? Ministers go missing in action when stuff is happening doens’t mean he is overseas

  5. Hami Shearlie 5

    “Where is Wally”? isn’t half so good as “Where is Murray”? I think we should all make this a giant Treasure Hunt (Murray labelled a “treasure” LOL) and whoever locates the scruffy little oik gets a prize. Just haven’t decided what the prize should be. Any ideas?

    • fender 5.1

      How about the winner gets his “special powers” for a day.
      Or winner gets to choose his next destination. Like send him to Fiji, think he’s popular over there.

      • Hami Shearlie 5.1.1

        You mean like the special power to give himself a really bad hairdye job? I like the Fiji idea Fender, but, as Murray is really Elton John in a Ronnie Corbett disguise, I think he wouldn’t condescend to frolic in Fiji!! Mind you, Murray/Elton always did love a uniform…………………….

        • fender

          The hairdye job is really special, and it may have been done in an effort to divert attention from his puppy-dog-just-peed-on-the-carpet eyes, or his rather red (pisshead?) nose.

          He should have recieved a cape when he got his rugby world cup special powers. SuperMurray the great guy who sacks staff to fund a swimming pool in Tokyo. What next ffs.

  6. Uturn 6

    I saw him last week stepping out of a portaloo on a waitakere building site. It’s possible it was his tardis because there is one just like it down the road here that doesn’t seem to belong to anyone.

  7. During the run up to the election,none of the nat ministers could be found for interviews or
    meetings with the public.
    All press releases were handled by joyce,the whole process was handled by joyce.
    It is no suprise that ‘by gully its culley’ has gone walkabout and sent away in disgrace
    until the heat dies down,then he will re-appear claiming it wasn’t his fault,it was
    an office worker that got it wrong,but i dont know which one.
    National’s penchant for dealing with adversity is hiding in a bunny hole,until
    its old news and there is another issue to take its place.
    Loved Shearer’s comment in parliament when wondering where this minister
    was, calling him “McCurry” is he in india then,a place far,far away from danger.

  8. ‘Found Him” he has just come out of a ‘souped up’ swimming pool in Japan,courtesy of the
    nz taxpayers to the tune of a $1mill ‘do up’ he isn’t happy though the water is too hot.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Fast-tracked Northland water project will accelerate economic recovery
    The Government has welcomed the decision to approve a new water storage reservoir in Northland, the first of a number of infrastructure projects earmarked for a speedy consenting process that aims to accelerate New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid-19.  The Matawii Water Storage Reservoir will provide drinking water for Kaikohe, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Tokelau Language Week reminds us to stay united and strong
    Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week. Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says this year’s theme, ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pacific trade and development agreement a reality
    Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker welcomed the announcement that the Cook Islands is the eighth nation to ratify this landmark agreement. “The agreement represents ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Securing a pipeline of teachers
    The Government is changing its approach to teacher recruitment as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue, by boosting a range of initiatives to get more Kiwis into teaching. “When we came into Government, we were faced with a teacher supply crisis,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “Over the past three years, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Border exceptions for a small number of international students with visas
    The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions. “The health, safety and wellbeing of people in New Zealand remains the Government’s top priority. Tight border restrictions remain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • First COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement signed
    The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • International statement – End-to-end encryption and public safety
    We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.  It also serves a vital purpose in repressive states to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other vulnerable people, as stated in the 2017 resolution of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Ministry of Defence Biodefence Assessment released
    The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand. Biodefence: Preparing for a New Era of Biological Hazards and Threats looks at how the NZDF supports other agencies’ biodefence activities, and considers the context of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020
    New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020 Hon David Parker’s response following Thomas Piketty and Esther Duflo. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever in the world you might be. I first acknowledge the excellent thought provoking speeches of Thomas Piketty and Esther ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago