John Key on the Crafar farm and Sky City deals
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 7:00p.m.
Prime Minister John Key talks about the Crafar farms decision and the highly contentious Sky City casino and convention centre saga.
He talks to John Campbell about what Sky City and Shanghai Penxing offer New Zealand.
He says the Government was adhering to the law when it supported the sale of the Crafar farms.
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14/05/2012 9:45:07 p.m.
John Key. You are destroying this country. Our soldiers fought and died for this country. Shame shame shame on you.
8/05/2012 1:39:51 p.m.
Mr. Key do you know how many Chinese immigrants opposed to your decision?
what they thought is worrying this pure land and her products shall be polluted/deprived by the notorious Chinese Communist Party in the future, and your supporting Skycity policy is confusing most of the local resident for the worsening security problem in central Auckland. 70% people against your proposal,,,it means what?
8/05/2012 12:32:14 p.m.
John Key has a point, we should not refuse to sell agricultural land to the Chinese, we should refuse this land to anyone who does not live in New Zealand. Up to eight percent of our agricultural land is owned by foreigners and it must be confiscated from these people and given to New Zealanders. This servile treachery against our likelihoods should not go unpunished.
8/05/2012 10:30:04 a.m.
Mrs A de Jong wrote:
Dear Mr Key,I am very disappointed in your decision to sell the crafar farms. I voted for you as I thought you would be good for New Zealand and would build a great country. Unfortunately, you seem to be hell-bent on selling the country out. You will have New Zealand owned by outsiders and it will become a poorer country. Keeping the countrys properties would only benefit the countries. If people want to do business here they could hire land on a ninety-nine year lease with the condition that they plough a certain percentage of their profits back into the country and provide employment for its peoples. But you have given them licence to do what they will and they will bleed this country and leave a mess as with the railways.The idea of you allowing more pokies is another sore point - it is wellknown that the poorer peoples of this country gamble on these machines and become even poorer. I can only think that you are receiving some sort of payback by allowing the above things to happen. You will have to answer for these indiscretions in time.I pray that you change your policies for the betterment of this beautiful country.I will certainly not vote for you again and most of my friends feel the same as I do.
6/05/2012 1:49:39 p.m.
There needs to be a snap election, key needs to be removed before its to late,look what happened to shipley?he is wrecking our country and selling everything off to the chinese
6/05/2012 10:36:53 a.m.
The GOVERNMENT doesn't get to hide behind "the law".
It *makes* those laws, and makes policy.
Selling LAND permanently to Foreign competitions.... AND with that land they GET A *LARGE* VOTE in how NZ's backbone industry is run! (if pengxin supply Fonterra locally they have to buy voting shares - which they then use to influence supply to their supermarkets). If locals disagree then the use their distribution chain to setup in competition.
There is ABSOLUTELY *NO* economic advantage or goodwill, from selling sensitive assets to foreign control and potential competitors.
That this government cannot see that, means they MUST be removed at the first opportunity.
4/05/2012 9:49:43 a.m.
Given that Shanghai Pengxin owns Supermarket chains in China and the profits of all exports of dairy products from the Crafar farms to China will be realized in those Chains and not in New Zealand this National governments approval of the sale is clearly not in New Zealand's and our dairy industry's best interests.
How stupid can this government get?
3/05/2012 9:35:16 p.m.
Great idea. The country cant go foward by pandering to the lefties and pinko including the tv3 journos who appear to have gone absolutely rabbid and are a disgrace to their profession
3/05/2012 12:14:31 p.m.
That is not a smile for TV what do you have to smile about your country hates you.
1/05/2012 8:00:47 p.m.
fish face wrote:
What gets me with this story is the fact that John Key argues a case that allowing this deal means business (i.e. Sky City Casinos) will pay for the convention centre rather than tax payers.
No John, the people who will pay for it are those people who use (and often are addicted to) casinos. Lets be clear here about who pays the price. And its not just the gamblers who are paying - it is there family/whanau, friends, colleagues and often workmates/employers who get ripped off when gamblers can't cope any more and resort to crime to pay their way.
As the advert says - Gambling....we ALL lose!
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