Alf’s world is in a serious state of upheaval. He was not approached by Fairfax hacks to contribute to a video and newspaper report in which Eketahuna residents share their memories of the 6.2 earthquake that rocked his neighbourhood at 3:52pm on Monday 20th January, 2014
At the same time the Grumbles have learned (a) that Dierde Barlow has died, (b) that The Sun may be stripped of its Page 3 girl and (c) moves are afoot to reduce if not eliminate sledging from international cricket, which is the best bit of the game in Alf’s view.
But you can be sure there are some tossers elsewhere who have got their knickers in a twist on much more trivial matters.
You can find them in Auckland, according to a Radio NZ report which curiously combines good old English with Te Reo.