Central Leader : February 11th 2011
2 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.hazmobile.govt.nz Drop off your household hazardous waste The HazMobile will operate between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 12 February 2011 at the public car park on Graham Breed Drive (near the Fickling Centre), Three Kings. 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We offer ﬂexible memberships without joining fees, including personal training, individualised programmes and classes for all levels of ﬁtness. Come in and join our Abs, Buns n Thighs class, jump into the Circuit Training class or kick and punch your way into ﬁtness. We also have Bootcamps, Zumba , Pilates, precision training and yoga classes starting from the 14th February. Free and convenient parking is provided at our T maki Innovation Campus, Merton Road, Glen Innes. Join up before 28 February 2011 and pay only $499 for a 12 month membership (normally $645 -- No joining fees!) For further details please call us on (09) 521 1210 ext 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz for more information about our services. Exercise with our friendly experts Listen to Willie Jackson on Monday at 10am on Radio Waatea 603AM John Key still a disappointment ' He grew up in Christchurch where he gathered next to no understanding of Maori. And that seems to have left him terminally retarded on Maori issues. ' Whatever your political affiliations, you can't help admiring the good- humoured ease with which John Key deals with Kiwis from all walks of life. He's got more money than you or I can even dream about and, as prime minister, more power as well. But he doesn't strut around with any hint that he's a big shot -- and there's a quip and a smile for all-comers. He can cop hefty criti- cism too. John Tamihere and I both have first- hand experience of that because we talk to him fairly often in the course of our radio shows and, as we're inclined to do with any of our guests, we sometimes treat him with a bit of disrespect in a fun type of way. But he's never fazed by that -- and gives as good as he gets. And if you tackle him on a touchy subject chances are he'll give you a straight answer and won't fluff around with the kind of long-winded, bureaucratic answers that many other pol- iticians dish out. For all the smiles though, and the infor- mal, unpretentious style and the straight talk at times, he's still a disap- pointment. What we want in a prime minister is some- one who understands this country, appreciates the principles that we value and can help chart a way forward. Unfortunately for John Key -- and for all of us--hegrewupin Christchurch where he gathered next to no understanding of Maori. And that seems to have left him terminally retarded on Maori issues. Just look at how he's handled the Tuhoe claim, for instance. Then as a young man he embarked on a money-making mission overseas, which has left him unduly tolerant of the fat cats and other greedy mongrels who've been at work unpicking the fabric of the fair-go, egalitarian society that New Zealand once was. And now, back here as prime minister, when he's in a position to spell out where we should be heading as a country, we see him tossing scraps to Maori which has been at the heart of Tariana Turia's problem with Hone Harawira, feeding tax cuts to the country's fat cats, and pussy- footing on issues like jobs, booze reform, tobacco companies and the cancerous growth of prisons. I also suspect that he and his National Party mates have played a part in the campaign to get rid of Harawira. There is no doubt that John Key is a pleasantly sharp and cheerful oper- ator, a breath of fresh air in some ways. But he is yet to show any real gumption on the big issues. The question is whether the voters will realise that by election time in November.
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