I had a request tonight from a Facebook friend to do an artwork on Winston Peters. Umm … I thought yes, why not, and my mum and dad both support him too. We both come from the same Hapu (subtribe) Ngati Hine. We both share a similar value by always looking after our elderly people. I work with a number of elderly whanau and they are so grateful for the Super Gold Card.
The Super Gold Card has been one of Peters’ flagship initiatives. As a condition of the 2005 confidence and supply agreement between New Zealand First and the Labour Government, Peters launched the Super Gold Card in August 2007.
New Zealand First established a research team to design the Super Gold Card, which included public transport benefits like free off-peak travel (funded by the Government) and discounts from businesses and companies across thousands of outlets. Winston Peters negotiated with then Prime Minister Helen Clark despite widespread opposition to the card on the grounds of high cost. However, it was argued much of the extra costs were ‘book entries’, for example; the Government subsidises much of public transport anyway, where buses and trains travel with empty seats during off-peak hours. Super Gold Card commuters are simply using buses and trains during off-peak times.
Kia ora Winston you have made it onto my Project 313.
Medium: Colouring pencil on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 62 Artwork Project 313
This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313