Organisers of the Kiwi Battler competition need look no further.
Alf is their man, as everybody in his community (unless some Labourites or Greenies have sneaked into town) will tell you.
He is excited at the prospect of being appropriately recognised after learning that a nationwide search for charities, groups or individuals who battle against the odds or fight the extra mile for their community is being launched today.
The Kiwi Battler competition has been set up by Gareth and Joanne Morgan, whose trust will award $30,000 to the winner’s favourite charity.
Dr Morgan said much of the couple’s charity work was focused on overseas projects, but they now wanted to reward Kiwis working hard for their communities at home.
“It’s not just about the winner. I’m just looking for stories of people who in a pretty unheralded way have made a major contribution to their community.”
There can be little doubting the major contribution Alf has made to his community.
The unheralded bit, alas, is a consequence of the gross negligence of bloody hacks in the Parliamentary press gallery – Barry Soper and the likes – who persistently ignore Alf’s media statements and his wonderful speeches in the House.
Battler nominations are being sought from the public, the Dominion-Post explains, and Dr Morgan is hoping for a big response.
The winners will get $1000 for themselves and $10,000 for their favourite charity.
The Eketahuna Club probably doesn’t count as a charity.
In that case, Alf would consider donating the money to an outfit like Save The Krill.