Key ignores Christchurch quake minute's silence
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:59p.m.
The Prime Minister has apologised for talking during a minute's silence for Christchurch quake victims.
Mr Key told the Otago Daily Times he had not known that there was a minute's silence, and apologised for any offence caused.
Mr Key ruffled feathers when he was shown on a TV3 broadcast talking to colleagues at the Addington Raceway while others remained silent (at 1:30 in the video).
He was attending the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day, an important event for Cantabrians and one of the first chances for Christchurch to celebrate since the February quake.
Earlier in the day Mr Key had good news for the region, announcing a new 17,000 seat stadium to be built at Rugby League Park.
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16/11/2011 9:30:34 a.m.
Wow, this website really is full of horrible, spiteful whingers. Get a life.
13/11/2011 9:16:22 a.m.
JK and his nat team are liars. They are so arrogant too. What gets me is last month's figures on the murder rates drop. Now there seems to be a murder on the news every week after the opposed murder rate drop. What's going on JK?
11/11/2011 9:47:32 p.m.
Don't Drink the Water. wrote:
If any political leader had done this diabolical action it would have been front page news.I know jobs are scarce in all walks of life at the moment, but some honesty is required from our main media outlets. No wonder so many voters are cynical about our political system.We have already seen one person barred from comments made,how many more are shaking in their boots.There must be something in the water.
10/11/2011 4:09:58 p.m.
Well presumably Mr Key wasn't talking to himself so who was the other ignoramus?
And as for him attending a race meeting - we do have a Minister of Racing.
10/11/2011 11:34:33 a.m.
@HHH, Check your own facts buddy I know and check my facts. And you assume too much, im alinged with no party, my vote is strategic and will go where it weakens National most. I was born and bread in the country-side and know a slick townie crook when I see one, John Key wouldnt last long where im from. You are obviously a Nat supporter and thats your democratic right, but dont vote in ignorance on the back of catchy one liners. NZ needs more than a slick money shark at the moment, heres a question why has russling risen sharply over the last couple of years? Because people are hungry. These are the effects of missmanagement, one section of society cant prosper while the rest struggle, it will all turn to shit. If the man had a plan for jobs it might be different, you know the ones he promises? I urge everyone to look into how this man made his money, he cant be trusted, he is a globalist and is selling our economy to the highest bidder. Vote for john key at your perril.
10/11/2011 7:48:39 a.m.
James Redwood wrote:
Jai Narayan, what's so great about attending a race meeting?
10/11/2011 7:10:50 a.m.
John Key doesn't give a toss about people, just getting his party elected so he and his mates can make some cash before retiring to Hawaii while we all go under .
10/11/2011 2:07:31 a.m.
Hamish – you’re obviously too clouded in distrust of JK to spend much time fact checking your remarks. There were universal tax cuts across the board. You’re confusing GST with tax cuts, but as with any consumption taxes, those who spend more pay more.John Key is well regarded offshore for his leadership and success in investing – not as you suggest as “attacking NZs economy”. Ask any investor in NZ – and there are hundreds of thousands of them – where their shares are based and they will be in all parts of the world and NZ, so we all gain when economies go up and down. However you probably know this and are choosing to mislead us because you support another political party. If you were in a courtroom right now you’d be accused of multiple cases of telling big fat porkies.I long for the day when political adversaries use facts rather than gutter lies and personality attacks to get their point across.
10/11/2011 1:11:11 a.m.
Maybe he knows that he is leaving office November 26th day 2011 as we cannot afford to repeat what the National Government three years of disaster while serving the people of Aoteroa New Zealand and the disaster cannot be repeated therefore Mr. Key will be ready to leave office, sorry the world is huge of knowleges and my knowleges comes from the good old folks historically days..I vote Labour..
9/11/2011 11:14:41 p.m.
I carn't help thinking that if this was Goff people would be calling for his head.
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