Dyson’s two fingered salute, Ctd

I still can’t work out why Ruth Dyson is raining on Len Brown’s parade. Back in June 20111, Labour’s mayor said:

“I sure as hell want to see a convention centre in Auckland and see it as being one of the most critical things for us becoming a destination and not a gateway,” Mr Brown said.

So long as the ratepayers aren’t paying for it, and it appears that Sky City is the one coughing then I’m right behind Len Brown.

I shall remain silent on len Brown breaking his election promise of a sinking lid on pokie machines. As far as I’m concerned let the losers pay for the convention centre.


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  • Hakim of phut

    The taxpayers will be ‘paying for it’ .
     Skycity wants tax cuts in a special deal. They are liable for  gaming machine duty and casino duty   but want to pay less because they claim the Aussies  give them a better deal – easy when it was probably corrupt politicians back in the  Askills day

  • Sarrs

    Invercargill has a sinking lid policy on pokies…I’ll be interested to see how it works out. 

    • parorchestia

      Invercargill must be the best run city in the country. The mayor fronts up on a regular TV programme to answer questions from citizens.  They use the profits from the Licencing Trust to get excellent civic facilities.
      Perhaps all mayors should be old hippies, like Tim.
      Maybe Tim can lend Len his concrete mixer?

  • Rockyr

    What’s it got to do with Dyson on the eve of the Christchurch earthquake commemoration?. I am more interested in whether David SHEARER or Comrade ARDERN want the hometown ratepayers to cover the cost rather than Sky City. Leadership please Shearer.

    • Hakim of phut

      O RLY

      • Sarrs

        Squawk Squawk

      • Hakim of phut

        You are on a lower perch , so W O.

      • Euan Rt

        Is that why there is so much crap coming from your direction phut. How about getting your head out of the clouds ?

      • Sarrs

        Sense of humour you have none. 

      • In Vino Veritas

        Sarrs, those pictures are seriously funny!
        Hakim, it must be mighty miserable being you.

      • Guestosterone

        not so ronery

      • Sarrs

        Meme based humour has taken over

      • Bobm (ex RNZN and Angry Croc)

        @ Euan Rt. I would suggest tht HoP’s head is not in the clouds but up his arse.

  • jay cee

    most picture “comments” are lost on me .can’t read em even with my reading glasses on. is there some way one can expand them? 

    • Sarrs

      They should expand when you click on them