Jones versus Gareth the Redeemer

Bob Jones has taken a swipe at Gareth Morgan in a letter to Wellington’s mayor. He seems to have also circulated the letter with sketches amongst media.

The Dominion Post reports Sir Bob Jones mocks Gareth Morgan in 5000m statue proposal.

And NZ Herald: Sir Bob’s idol threat: Gareth the Redeemer

Sir Bob has written a tongue-in-cheek letter to Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, saying he is willing to use land currently occupied by Solnet House, a building he owns in central Wellington, for the statue.

“We seek an exemption to that restraint so as to demolish the building and erect in its place, a 5000-metre high statue of the great Gareth Morgan, in celebration of his overwhelming wonderfulness.”

“The enclosed sketch illustrates the splendid visual impact on the city which doubtless will enthral all councillors, as it will every Wellingtonian.”


Sir Bob… also planned to construct a temple accommodating up to 8000 “Morganist pilgrims at a time, providing for continuous thanks-giving services to the Almighty for blessing our city with the Second Coming in the form of Mr Morgan”.

Jones also sent in sketches of how the statue and temple might look.

He went on to write that the self-made millionaire was humble and an “extraordinary genius” who deserved “nothing less”.

Sir Bob said he even received a letter from North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un, who offered to cover costs of building the statue.

The “desirable project” would be a “phenomenal economic boom” for the capital

Morgan responded to the Herald:

“Thanks Sir B for your ongoing adulation, ask the rest home to decrease the sugar in your diet.”

Morgan does quite a bit of good with all his money, but he leaves himself open to being had on.

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  1. Blazer

     /  23rd February 2016

    Old ‘dont sell until I’ve sold mine’…Bob Jones is a wee bit jealous of the attention Gareth gets I suspect.

  2. Chris Wagner

     /  23rd February 2016

    Good on you Sir Bob for continually shining a torch on ignorance, arrogance and stupidity.Any attempt Morgan may have at countering Bobs wit would be a complete mis match. Out for the count Gareth.

  3. Timoti

     /  23rd February 2016

    Sir Bob. Value for money( apart from his Tasman shares). Good to see he is leaving the bearded sandal wearing types alone for a change.

    Bob created one of the coolest economic mood indicators of all time. His Rolls Royce scale started with getting 10 fingers a week from people he drove past in the eighties, to three fingers in the early nineties. If Bob still had the Roller he’d be lucky to get a second glance nowadays.

    • Blazer

       /  23rd February 2016

      Jones used to be somewhat humurous,now resigned to being an old grouch,whinging and whining his way to where all greedy,self serving,arrogant ,inflationary egos belong.

      • Timoti

         /  23rd February 2016

        You comments have got me thinking- where do snivelling, hate filled, ignorant, feral, Yank hating, Jew hating, controlling, lying, disingenuous and vicious lefties retire to??

  4. Jeeves

     /  23rd February 2016

    The man is an idiot.
    Gareth Morgan is one of life’s good guys.
    Simple as that.

    • Iceberg

       /  23rd February 2016

      I know right? I love the way that he points out what is good for us at every opportunity. And he was is especially one of life’s good guys when he had the worst of any kiwI saver provider. Helping the little guy, that’s our Gareth.

      • We could have a giant statue of both of them? Maybe in a 60m high “Fight For Life” scene atop Mt Victoria or something? The boxing rink could be encircled by cats and property speculators?

        Is Gareth Morgan vying for a Knighthood do yous think? Queen’s Birthday honours? There’s not that many Queen’s Birthdays left I reckon …

        • Bob Jones the laid-back Pontificator versus Gareth Morgan the self-deluded Redeemer … Such are the nation’s role models?

          I am the Egg-Man, I am the Walrus, doop doopey dooo …

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  23rd February 2016

    Jones is hilarious especially when he isn’t being serious. So is Oliver when he is being serious.

    Morgan was ripe for plucking and Jones did the job splendidly. I trust Jeeves will be making a pilgrimage to the Morgan shrine when it is completed?


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