“STRIPPER FORCED TO SELL HIS PARROT TO MAKE ENDS MEET”

The above English newspaper heading reveals how tough things are getting in the mother country for the stripper industry. Maybe we should resume food parcels before the parrot market becomes glutted.

SOME BELATED THOUGHTS ON THE ELECTION

My predictions for Labour/Green and National/ACT were astray by 5% thanks to the landslide.

The happiest people will be the pollsters who Auckland Central excepted, pretty much got it right, even with NZ First given historically they’ve understated that Party’s vote.

HERALD NEWS HEADING “DEPARTING MP ALFRED NGARO EXITS PARLIAMENT WITH A PRAYER”

HERALD NEWS HEADING “DEPARTING MP ALFRED NGARO EXITS PARLIAMENT WITH A PRAYER”

Plainly Alf hasn’t drawn a conclusion, or in fact, possibly several. Here’s some for him to ponder.

WHERE’S A MULDOON WHEN WE NEED HIM (OR HER)?

“Muldoonism” is now a uniquely (and unfairly) New Zealand swear-word.

I knew him well and can say there was much about him to be admired.

Here’s a hypothetical example.

As reflected by newspapers correspondence, the country has been up in arms for two years now at the new phenomenon of traffic cones lining our highways, suburban streets and even country roads.

PRAISE FOR THE NZ HERALD

A few days ago I complimented the Herald and Dominion-Post for their pre-election candidates information. I suggested the Dom’ delivered the superior presentation as it included no journalist comments but simply the facts.

But what of the post-election presentations?