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Building National’s Brighter Future…


Banging head against brick wall


At a time when this country’s construction companies should be laughing all the way to the bank, re-building Christchurch…

At a time when we need 100,000 new houses for our young folk…

At a time when we have 175,000 unemployed (and rising) people, desperate for jobs…

At a time when we have a serious shortage of skilled tradespeople…

This is what we get instead,


Mainzeal goes into receivership - nz herald



Mainzeal goes into receivership



Seriously now. If any National Party voters are reading this – is this what you had in mind when you voted for Key and his “Brighter Future” rhetoric and empty promises?

Because, really, this is what a hands-off, neo-liberal government does. It does nothing. Instead, like some kind of cargo-cult, it places it’s faith in the “Market”. And the result is an economy stagnating and people losing their jobs.

These people are your fellow New Zealanders. Do National supporters feel ok about this?

I’m hoping not. I’m hoping that a number of National voters are starting to come to the realisation that things are terribly wrong, and John Key and his mates haven’t a clue.

But in case some National voters think this is acceptable and are comfortable with companies falling over and unemployment sky-rocketing – then a pox on your heads. May your children be the next to depart this country and never return.


UFO dumped stupid people



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  1. Priss
    6 February 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Well said Frank. It’s a shame that so many National-Act supporters are so blinded by their loyalty to The Smiling One. Their blind obedience to free market dogma borders on sheers stupidity.

  2. David Duff
    6 February 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Another 400 people made redundant wow what bright future for NZ thanks John and co thanks for once again killing NZ and its people

  3. 6 February 2013 at 7:09 pm

    How many jobs was that John? 170000? And how many have lost their jobs since you took over? What is the record unemployment figure, John? Of course you wouldn’t know cos you’re an ignorant s.o.b. and that is insulting to s.o.b.s world wide.

  4. Maria van der Meel
    6 February 2013 at 7:21 pm

    These types of jails in the Netherlands are for first offenders who stand a better chance for rehabilitation, they work (while inside) with their prospective employer and get training for the prospective job.

  5. whakapohane
    6 February 2013 at 7:35 pm

    We don’t have a free market. The government actively intervenes on behalf of the already rich, in particular parasitical finance capitalists.

  6. 6 February 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Is it any wonder when i hear of people who are working on the rebuild doing insulation are not getting paid because insurance and eqc are not paying out fast enough and small self employed one, too four man businesses are going bust because they arent getting paid so they cant pay there workers . enuf said be wary about coming down here for the rebuidl thats all i say.

  7. Maria van der Meel
  8. 6 February 2013 at 10:04 pm

    In New Zealand we have ‘National Socialism’ – corporate welfare for the undeserving rich.

  9. Tony
    7 February 2013 at 1:13 am

    another lot of workers facing a 3 month trial at their next job,people are losing jobs everyday,,its contrived and it wont stop until the 3 month trial periods end

  10. David Duff
    7 February 2013 at 2:09 am

    Agreed tony that 3 month trial thing is a load of bullshit it’s taking workers rights away from them with employers paying them minimum wage then three months later na don’t need you not right for the position without no reason an it basically takes power away from unions

  11. Jenny
    7 February 2013 at 12:19 pm

    WELL, LOOKIE SEE WHO IS AT THE TOP -” Parent company Mainzeal Group is not in receivership. But the independent group chairwoman, Dame Jenny Shipley, said she and three other directors – one of them former Brierley Investments boss Paul Collins – had resigned on Tuesday.”

    Dame Jenny said the company had gone through “a very difficult year in the construction sector”, with the impact of leaky buildings, a large contract with disputed payments, and problems with supplies from Chinese companies.

    The independent directors had done everything they could to “avoid this painful outcome”, she said.

  12. mick
    7 February 2013 at 1:24 pm

    go Jenny Shipley…Nat’s are showing a pattern me thinks.

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