Mar 192015
John 'Pinnocchio' Key

John ‘Pinnocchio’ Key

I have decided that some honesty needs to be injected into the By-election in Northland, so the people there can know the truth about the people who are wishing to represent them in Parliament.




Firstly, we have Winston Peters, the Leader of New Zealand First

  • For a start, Winston is the Party Leader, not some nobody who was picked because if he gets voted in he will do as his leader tells him to.
  • Winston will live in Northland if voted in (he already owns a house there).  Despite liars in the Casino controlled National Party making claims he will continue living in Auckland (in fact one even said he lives in Invercargill – where he has never lived!)
  • Winston has a proven record of helping New Zealanders, for example:  The Party he leads has given New Zealand – Free Drs visits for under six year olds (several years ago!), Pay Parity for Primary Teachers (after they fought for it for 100 years!), the Gold Card for the Elderly (some say this has literally saved lives by providing free public transport and many reduced costs)
  • Winston is the most experienced Politician in Parliament, and the most skilled Opposition Leader NZ has ever had!  This means he can fight for Northland, rather than be a nobody who no one listens too, like the National candidate would be
  • Winston’s roots are in Northland, he breathes, thinks, lives – Northland
  • Winston has not made up lies about his opposition. 
  • Winston has worked tirelessly day after day, meeting and talking to Northlanders


Then, secondly – a distant second at that, is the National Party Candidate

  • National is a Party that has recently voted against feeding hungry children in schools
  • National is the Government who has just been found to have stopped the benefits of 11,000 disabled children!
  • National has neglected Northland to such a degree, it has almost fallen over and died
  • National has no intention of saving Northland, or any other provincial area.  We all know they have stolen from the Provinces, and given to Auckland and Christchurch – where their rich Foreign Investor donators live
  • National has consistently allowed the sale of land to wealthy overseas Chinese buyers, including land in Northland!  making the Kiwi dream of owning land or a home in the future, almost completely unattainable 
  • National has CONSTANTLY LIED to Northlanders during this bi-election.
  • National is desperately trying to blackmail Northlanders with promises they have no intention of keeping
  • The last National MP for Northland is (allegedly) currently being investigated for reportedly committing despicable crimes


So Northlanders – it’s your choice who you vote for.  Vote to have an MP who will fight every day for your region, or vote for a candidate who will just be another voiceless puppet, controlled by the most dishonest PM NZ has ever had.

 Posted by at 7:11 am
Feb 062015

nz moneyA great example of the ‘John Key’ lifestyle many in NZ now think is normal.

I have written the following reply to this ‘Stuff Article’, which no doubt either Stuff won’t publish, or the many other ‘JK Fan’s will quickly shoot down in defending ‘one of their own’. Feel free to comment on the article as well, expressing what life is like for those who are not obsessed with themselves.


“1) You appear to have more money than sense.
2) Same as number 1.

I was waiting for where you mentioned your holiday good will. You know, those silly little things that us Minions do – give food to the food bank, donate to the Salvation Army or others that help the Homeless over Christmas.

But in your defence, you were way too busy attaching your very expensive mountain bike to your no doubt very expensive car, getting upset about your “half metre long” piece of sirloin steak being spoiled, and worrying your bach booking may have been lost. But then your $89 spent on “extra data” for your phone may have also been a big distraction to those around you who struggled to buy a $10 present for their Children at Christmas.

But hey, isn’t this a good example of the NZ we now live in? ‘All about me, and stuff anyone less well off.’

Happy New Year! “

 Posted by at 7:40 pm
Jan 242015

bad bossWould you still shop at an upmarket Department Store (you know, where they sell $400 toasters – seriously!), if you knew they paid many of their staff only just above the minimum wage?  That they look for any reason they can to dock their employees final wages when they leave?  Where the senior managers all but ignore staff who they decide ‘are not at their social level’?

Do you think large retail organisations who do things like listed above, should be exposed for who they are – so consumers who care about their fellow workers can boycott them, until they start paying a ‘Living Wage’ (like ‘The Warehouse’ now does).

LIKE this post if you feel Average Kiwi should start exposing these BAD Employers.  Also, feel free to email me with examples of Employers you know of who fall into this category.

 Posted by at 3:01 am
Jan 112015

I haven’t talked about it publicly before, but maybe this is the time to mention two incidents where we were shocked by Police Action (or lack of it) in Dunedin since we have been here.

In one incident, about six years ago, we were shocked to see a young man from next door screaming and ranting while waving an axe around on the street outside our house.  He then had a heated argument with someone who stopped in a car, still holding the axe in a threatening manner.  Obviously we immediately phoned 111, incredibly it took 45 minutes before one Police car arrived, in no great hurry, with two Police officers.  They came to our door and said, quite casually, “Umm, you reported a guy with an axe?”

No arrest was made in the above incident, apparently he was just “upset” because his flatmates had played a practical joke on him, so the Police took away his axe and told us “We will let his Mother know”.  The man was in his early twenties!  The fact a mass murder occurred only a few years before this, just down the road from us, was not lost on my family or I. 

The other incident involved a Police Officer (allegedly) swearing at and basically bullying a group of young guys who had been silly enough to knock a cardboard real estate sign down as they biked down the street, which they promptly put back up when the Police car stopped.  The Officer (allegedly) refused to give them his name or number, telling them he “didn’t have to” and continued swearing at them, etc.  It resulted in him charging one of the boys with Disorderly Behaviour – yes, for knocking a cardboard sign down.  Even though the Sergeant later apologised for the actions of his officer, and the boy was given diversion, it didn’t stop in said officer arriving on the boys doorstep two weeks later with two other Officers, telling him he thinks he was probably the one who damaged some letter boxes, even though no one had seen him and there was no evidence whatsoever – only when his Father came out did they apologise and quickly leave.

I think overall the Police have a tough job, and most do their best. But I have said for years, there is something very wrong with the Police culture in Otago and in the management of the Police here. The lack of Police Patrols visible on the roads even though Dunedin has one of the highest crash rates (pro-rata) in NZ, is just one example.

Maybe one day, the Police Commissioner will actually do his job, and hold a major investigation into what is and isn’t happening in Otago / Southland Policing.  

See this recent article in the ODT about the numerous disciplinary actions taken against Otago / Southland Police

 Posted by at 12:59 am
Jan 052015
John Key, the Grim Reaper?

John Key, the Grim Reaper?

What happens when you freeze Police funding, then cut Police funding?  You get less and less frontline services, and ‘secondary Policing matters’ like traffic management, get placed on the back burner.

That is exactly what has happened in NZ over the last few years, with an incompetent Government who has an incompetent PM and Finance Minister freezing then cutting Police funding.  To make matters worse, the Police Management, like Hospital Management around the Country, were warned “not to complain publicly” or face consequences.

Subsequently we have less frontline services because Police Officers are spending much of their time doing paperwork that used to be done by admin staff that they can no longer afford.  Less effort is put into traffic policing, because the Gov’t pushes the heavily underfunded Police force to cut crime numbers, at the cost of lives on the road.  Thus – we have just had one of the highest holiday road tolls in many years – with 17 deaths.

If you need first hand experience of this, have a drive around Otago roads, especially around Dunedin.  You can easily go days without seeing one Police Patrol actively monitoring and taking action against dangerous drivers.  In fact I have personally driven to Invercargill from Dunedin, and returned, without seeing one single Police patrol (in 500kms of State Highway One!), yet seen numerous drivers crossing the centre line, overtaking on blind corners and on no overtaking lines, been overtaken by vehicles easily exceeding 120kmph, and more! Let alone the dozens of red light runners you can see within twenty minutes of watching any main intersection in Dunedin.

What it comes down to is, we have a totally incompetent Government, who has put NZ in $80 billion of debt, and cut essential services like Police, and Health to such a degree where they are now barely able to function.

But fair not, John ‘Pinocchio’ Key is enjoying his holidays in Hawaii! 

 Posted by at 3:34 am
Nov 222014


239 people (including crew) were onboard MH370 when it mysteriously disappeared on March 8th this year.  Not one single piece of confirmed wreckage has ever been found, nor has a definite crash area been identified.

I, like I am sure many of the family members of the 239 victims, have many questions.

Why is it the USA military and Spy Agencies can find an object as small as a cellphone from space, when they need to, yet they can’t find the no doubt huge wreckage of a plane?

Why is it that when this plane went missing, very limited help from the large Countries (USA, and the UK) was offered to find it, when the standard response from them is huge?

Is it simply a coincidence that “20 senior staff from a US technology company who had just launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems in the days before the Boeing 777 went missing”, were also onboard?

The 20 staff were from a company called “Freescale Semiconductor” who amoung other military and aeronautical equipment are also believed to supply equipment that can make an aircraft invisible to radar.  

Are we all just to put that down to ‘coincidence’ because if we don’t we will have the PC Brigade calling is “Conspiracists’?

Just keep in mind that it is not a conspiracy that these twenty staff from this company just happened to be onboard this plane that has literally disappeared, it is fact.  

The real question is – when will the USA or whoever was responsible come out and tell the truth about what they know about this aircraft, and where the victims are now.


 Posted by at 10:08 am

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