So my friend Peter was giving me a life back to Otaki last week and he started singing this in the car, and I heard they were releasing the final shortlist of four flags today and what with one thing and another I need to get some sleep now.
For a story about the NZSO and their new conductor, who I hope has a sense of humour.
The cover story is about the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and I think they’re going to be more inclined to cover business stories in the future, but I was leafing through the Film Festival programme and thought I should mention this instead.
Screenshot kindly taken by Brent Willis
This is my flag design Pī Rangorango (The Bee Who Buzzes). I’m so proud to have lowered the bar on the flag debate.
For the Power Issue. Avoiding the subject of politics – no point in creating more of it.
“New Zealand used to be a country of firsts. The first country to catch a giant fish and turn it into an island. The first country to name a meringue cake after a ballerina. The first country to put a beekeeper on a $5 note. We can be first again – the first country to put an awesome and frankly attractive pink rabbit on a flag. What has New Zealand done to deserve this, you may ask? Obviously, not enough. You’re welcome.” – Fitz Bunny
Thanks to Anita for the translation, which hopefully will not cause controversy among Wellington’s Latin America residents.
For their education issue, which I now suspect will have more to do with primary education than tertiary… old student habits die hard.
You can’t really tell, but Tony is sepia!