MOST NORFOLK ISLANDERS WANT TO CUT TIES WITH AUSTRALIA AND JOIN NEW ZEALAND

So declared a heading on the Stuff website on Wednesday night thus maintaining its practise of recent years, of grossly inaccurate news headings.

In fact the survey was of roughly quarter of the Island’s population and of that group, far from “most”, the accompanying report revealed a mere 37% of those asked wanted to become part of New Zealand.

UPSETTING NEWS

Yet another report of a young female teacher servicing schoolboys, this time from Blenheim.

Such accounts are seemingly weekly news-items, albeit mostly from America and Britain.

Invariably the foreign ones include photos of the altruistic teacher and equally invariably she’s pretty.

DOWN TO EARTH AT LAST

If the All Blacks game against the Poms was a boxing match, then after 10 minutes the crowd would have been calling for the referee to stop it and declare a technical knockout to avoid further punishment.

In a post on this site on the 25th September, I warned of the New Zealand media writing off England in the Rugby World Cup, as was then occurring.

HERE’S THE FUTURE

A unique new town is currently being planned in England, to be built next year.

It will be entirely pedestrianised. On its perimeters will be a vast underground car park.

All of its streets plus the CBD will as said, be pedestrianised, thus no footpaths or kerbs are necessary. That is the future.