What do silly Aucklanders want to protect? Oh, yes – some trees that elsewhere are shunned as weeds

January 20, 2015
So who's got the Roundup?

So who’s got the Roundup?

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.

And yep.

You can find them in Auckland, according to a Radio NZ report which curiously combines good old English with Te Reo.

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Auckland transport planners may never see what hit them as their tunnel project is threatened

June 9, 2011

Bugger...we should have consulted with Horotiu.

Alf wonders what the taniwha thinks about things, as he lurks beneath the streets of the Queen City.

Maybe he is a she.

But whatever the gender, above ground it is being said the wee rascal could upset plans for an Auckland city rail link tunnel.

It seems a bit late in the day for the Auckland Council’s Maori Statutory Board to be sounding a warning to transport planners.

But better late than never, eh, when you are dealing with a taniwha, who – we are told – lived in an ancient creek running past the Town Hall and down Queen Street.

This taniwha has found a champion in board member Glen Wilcox who

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