Winston Peters no fan of The GC
Fri, 11 May 2012 5:30a.m.
A taxpayer-funded TV programme about Kiwis living on the Gold Coast is a load of rubbish, NZ First leader Winston Peters has told Australian radio listeners.
Controversial series The GC cost $420,000 to make and Mr Peters says it should never have received state funding through NZ On Air.
"Why would the Government pay for a TV programme that shows Kiwis earning high Aussie wages while living a degenerate party lifestyle?
"We are all sick of the chardonnay-sipping liberals creating this sort of rubbish - we need to put people on the NZ On Air board who show a bit more intelligence than those who chose to fund this brain-dead show."
NZ On Air funds programmes with cultural value, and Mr Peters says that's rubbish as well.
"The much-hyped Maori cultural content is virtually non-existent. Just showing a few scribbles on their faces hardly satisfies the requirement."
Mr Peters made his comments in a statement issued here.
He says he said the same things when he was interviewed on Sydney's 2GB radio station on Thursday evening.
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6/06/2012 3:10:29 p.m.
One Happy Maori wrote:
I love the GC
Haters are just jealous that these Maori's are doing so well over there. Who cares if it cost $400,000 of tax payer's money. The profits that the show is earning due to the popularity of the show has paid back that debt with a bit of money left for the goverment to spend. John Key's wouldnt allow this on air if there was no profits to be made. That Winnie is pissed off about it all.
3/06/2012 8:03:01 p.m.
thats funny, cause most people are not a fan of peters too
27/05/2012 10:49:07 a.m.
Hate to say I agree too Winston. NZ receives the least public broadcasting money of all developed countries, and will have even less now this Govt is scrapping a more thinking persons Channel 7. What the hell is the little money we have left going towards this drivel?
17/05/2012 11:52:31 a.m.
Well I have watched this show since episode 1 and will continue to watch it because it beats watching Shorty Street, Coro Street or any other friggin Street for that matter!
11/05/2012 9:56:25 p.m.
Bluey, not sure what your smoking but go have some more and leave this to the grown ups.
Winston seems to be the only one making sense in parliament lately. Hope he gets more MPs in parliament next election...we need NZFirst in government.
11/05/2012 10:49:18 a.m.
@bluey just read your comments Hmmmmmmm.
I can see by your first statement why ypou think the GC is a good thing. I think you may just be proving everyones point.It is for complete drongo's
11/05/2012 10:13:43 a.m.
WOW what a revalation. Talk about pointing out the blindingly obvious.
11/05/2012 9:49:54 a.m.
Mike B wrote:
The show gives a false picture and expectations to Kiwi's at home. They will find it very different and difficult over there if they plan on going to live "the life". Does nothing for the Maori culture though.
11/05/2012 9:27:01 a.m.
For once I totally agree with WP. This show, which I will never watch, is right down there with the kardashians and the jersey and geordie shore shows. PATHETIC. It is disgusting, sleazy, a waste of space and just mindless rubbish. Providing funding due to its "cultural content"??? Huh? Where on earth is the cultural content in this rubbish? I fail to see the connection, and unless I am seriously mistaken, I dont think Maori Culture involves living that kind of slutty, drunken, trashy, superficial lifestyle...and I sure as hell know that it was not the way of the Maori a couple of hundred years ago, so this really is an insult to Maori and should be viewed as such. What a superficial bunch of losers. We dont need this kind of trash on our homegrown screens and certainly not tax-payer funded!! BOOOO TVNZ!!! Get rid of it!!
11/05/2012 9:22:11 a.m.
Good point, why the hell are we using tax payers money to show off nzers having a better life in Australia?.
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