Is John Promoting Trains?


Why does new  Auckland rail promotional marketing material seem to have an enthusiastic John Key excited about the forthcoming improvements to Auckland’s rail network including electrification?

Or are the forthcoming Auckland rail changes he is talking about the CBD rail loop he is going to help fund?

Without being unkind, it does look as if the Key photo has been imposed on a rail station photo which may suggest the prime minister doesn’t really catch trains each morning. That’s OK. We like his enthusiasm.

Or is this really his twin brother? You know the good looking one who supplies digital stock photo sites with his image for marketing companies to use cheaply on their material?
And if so, did local marketers not realise his twin brother could be mistaken for a prime minister in his typical smiling with kids pose?

A John Key look alike poses at Eden Park to promote RWC 2011




  1. Andrew says:

    Doesn’t look anything like him!!! :-P

  2. Matt says:

    I wondered what you were talking about. The guy in that photo looks nothing like Shon Key.

  3. joust says:

    Looks kinda similar. The funny bit is the caption!

  4. nzbcfanboi says:

    You kind of see a resemblance but the guy in rail photo looks a lot younger less/no Gray hair unlike that nice Mr Key

  5. GJA says:

    Is this a trend they’ve started with? Did you see the poster for U2, with the Bono look alike?

  6. greenwelly says:

    Is that image seriously being used to promote trains in Auckland?, Because if it is they should sack whoever the photoshop butcher was,

    I mean It really looks like the got a bunch of cardboard cut-outs and stood them all together in front of the station.

    Do you have a link to the actual page/document

  7. LucyJH says:

    @Greenwelly. They are all like that! I assumed it was some kind of deliberate self-referential post-modern thing - as in, look at this corny image super imposed onto a train station of these clean cut happy people, isn’t it 70s?

    But the more time goes on the more I wonder.


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