Top 10 New Zealand Quotes – 2011 

  1. "I've been internalising a really complicated situation in my head." Actor Darcey-Ray Flavell in the NZTA drink-driving ad where a young man is pondering all the arguments for and against telling his friend not to drive.
  1. "You know I can't grab your ghost chips!" Actor Darcey-Ray Flavell in the NZTA drink-driving ad where a young man imagines his friend dying in a car crash and returning as a ghost who offers him chips.
  1. “Government is not there to make your life a better place necessarily.” National MP David Bennett.
  1. "To have a cell phone, a dog and a ute".  Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson, on all a person needs to claim to be a builder.
  1. "The real story of what has happened in Christchurch is the heroic story at the grass roots level, which is neighbour working with neighbour."  Mayor Bob Parker’s speech to the Christchurch City Council.
  1. "The Government has banned Fijian rugby players with military connections, criminal convictions, or who are competitive at the breakdown." Jeremy Corbett on 7 Days.
  1. “If we continue the bankrupt response of just paying young Polynesian, young Maori men in South Auckland, the dole to sit in front of TV, smoke marijuana, watch pornography and plan more drug offending, more burglaries, then we are going to have them coming through our window regardless if we live in Epsom or anywhere else in the greater Auckland." John Banks interviewed by Sean Plunket on The Nation.
  1. "Naturally I finished my set." Sales representative Cameron Leslie who was at a gym in Oslo, Norway, when a fatal bomb went off 50 metres away recalls the incident to John Campbell on Campbell Live.
  1. "It’s my heart Craig, not my gonads.”  Rhys Darby's character ‘Doug’ in the film Lovebirds.
  1. "These guys have gone from the Stone Age to the space age in 150 years, and haven't said thanks." ACT party marketing director John Ansell speaking about Maori. He later resigned from his position.

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