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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

$2 million plastic waka vs $12 million plastic rugby balls



Lot of anger displayed brothers and sisters about this $2million plastic waka that will be used to house very important people for very important things as a venue during the rugby world cup.

The comments haven't been nice, Shane Jones called it a tuppawaka, Talkback radio made the kind of comments your drunk old Uncle makes at Christmas about Maaori's that curdle the custard and Heather Roy from ACT foamed that the money spent on the plastic waka could have been spent on 51 hip replacements, 31 hernia operations, 41 grommet operations and 116 cataract operations.

Whanau, I'm not angry about the $2million plastic waka, at least there is some functionality for a venue shaped like a waka, what I'm pissed about is the $12 million blown on the bloody massive plastic rugby ball. What sort of resale value is on that monstrosity? With a plastic waka there's at least some reuse after the event, who is going to buy a $12million used plastic ball after the Rugby World Cup?

Isn't it interesting, $2million on a plastic waka has Heather Roy costing out surgery, $12 million on a bloody giant Rugby ball and no criticism whatsofucking ever.

By Heather's own figures where is her post about the 306 hip replacements, 186 hernia operations, 246 grommet operations and 696 cataract operations when the $12 million was blown on the big plastic rugby ball?

Waaaagh-waaagh.

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5 Comments:

At 19/4/11 7:58 am, Blogger jane said...

are you serious? G next up they'll make the giant party popper

 
At 19/4/11 11:49 am, Blogger Jack said...

They could have sold the ball to that Waihope mob Bomber.

 
At 21/4/11 11:38 am, Blogger Alex said...

An obscene waste of tax payers money.
Sure its functional, represents an aspect of Maori culture & has the potential to make money..
But wouldnt a better idea be to park up our even more expensive fleet of BMWs on the waterfront & charge visitors to eat fish & chips off the bonnets?
Theres your Kiwi culture right there..
Could open up the doors & put the sounds on..
Hell, for an extra fee visitors could sit in the back & get their arses heated or massaged by the seats..
Sure it may inconvenience some of our politicians but Im sure the air-force will be more than willing to help with their travel arrangements.
Think of the savings.

 
At 30/10/11 10:26 pm, Blogger IROAM said...

Chur Bro,
In your face, to all the haters out there. Just under 400,000 people visited the Waka Maori event and loved it. The rugby ball might have got 100,000 through for the whole cup. Now the waka is going to travel around the world to showcase Maoridom and Aoteroa to the people that will really appreciate it... What have the haters got to say about the $5m that was spent on the partyzones for the traditional kiwi pastime of drinking as much as possible, leaving piles of spew, broken beer bottles and used condoms everywhere.. thats the culture they support. Waka Maori is the best investment this government has made during the world cup. As a group of visitors said to me, they came here to see maori, not some white guy singing country music (Dave Dobbyn).

 
At 30/10/11 10:26 pm, Blogger IROAM said...

Chur Bro,
In your face, to all the haters out there. Just under 400,000 people visited the Waka Maori event and loved it. The rugby ball might have got 100,000 through for the whole cup. Now the waka is going to travel around the world to showcase Maoridom and Aoteroa to the people that will really appreciate it... What have the haters got to say about the $5m that was spent on the partyzones for the traditional kiwi pastime of drinking as much as possible, leaving piles of spew, broken beer bottles and used condoms everywhere.. thats the culture they support. Waka Maori is the best investment this government has made during the world cup. As a group of visitors said to me, they came here to see maori, not some white guy singing country music (Dave Dobbyn).

 

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