Other People’s Money
Posted by te2ataria on July 1, 2012
The contrast couldn’t be more stark!
Every winter one Family has to take their children to hospital because they become sick from the cold, while another family fly their children to Hawaii to keep them healthy!
Taleni Nouata with her partner Pio Lafo and son TJ Lafo (2) outside their state house in Papakura. “Every winter, Taleni Lafo has to take her two young children to hospital.” Photo: Natalie Slade – NZHerald
John Key, the millionaire PM of New Zealand, stands in front of his palatial home in St Stevens Ave, Parnell, Auckland, reportedly worth $9 million. As John Key’s estimated wealth reaches $80 to $100 million mark, at least one in six New Zealanders, both Maori and Europeans, live in poverty. Photo: Geoff Dale. Image may be subject to copyright
“Success Court” at Omaha Beach (north of Auckland) – John Key’s NZ weekend getaway home is priced about NZ$3 million. Photo credit: Chris Gorman.
Correction : Refer to http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11179945
John Key also owns a multimillion dollar villa in Ho’olei, Maui, Hawaii, where he takes his family when NZ gets too cold!!
“From the wide, shady “lanai” deck of John Key’s $5.6 million Maui holiday home, the view of the Pacific Ocean and Wailea Beach is sweeping. [The villa is located in] the gated community of Ho’olei, part of the Wailea Beach development on the southern side of Maui – 600ha of world-class resorts, 2000 condominiums and 500 private homes, three championship golf courses, a dozen world class restaurants, countless pools, several luxury spas and the 12-court Wailea Tennis Club,” according to a report.
“The website describes [John Key’s Villa] as featuring ‘spacious two-storey town homes with finely-appointed interiors, private elevators, and attached garages, marrying the virtues of a free-standing residence with the convenience of condominium living. Ho’olei has broad, west-facing ocean views and is surrounded on three sides by the Wailea Blue Golf Course’. Key’s apartment overlooks the golf-course. Price? A reported US$3.25 million [currently believed to be worth about US$6.8 million as of correction, dated 19 December 2015.]”
Wailea Blue Course. Wailea’s Blue is a true Hawaiian classic, and akin to the perfect hostess. Her picturesque fairways guide guests on a relaxing jaunt through the heart of resort, offering inviting views of Maui’s neighboring islands and its 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala. Credit: WBC.
Mr Key also owns an apartment in London, which is worth at least UKP 10 million. More…