DoC’s Bott would have nobbled Cap’n Queeg

August 22, 2009

DoC obviously needs further budgetary trimming.

As things stand, it can afford the luxury of employing staff with nothing much better to do than threaten to prosecute people like Simon O’Donnell, a bloke from Paekakariki, who had what is described as a close encounter with a whale off the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington on Friday.

The southern right whale, which caused traffic chaos on State Highway 1 when it was spotted in the ocean near Paekakariki, inspired local man Simon O’Donnell to paddle out on his surf-ski and get close to it.

“I just had to get on her, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity she was beautiful. I thought I was a whale rider,” Mr O’Donnell told The Dominion Post.
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Keisha should be chuffed as Key yields the high ground

August 16, 2009

Bring back Rob Muldoon.

Yep. It sounds like a heresy.

But Rob would never have apologised to Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes – as John Key has done – for suggesting she “stick to acting” rather than debate climate change issues.

The only saving grace is that The Boss didn’t dive for the photo opportunity, as Alf previously had feared, by being pictured with the somewhat skinny lass.
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Is PM after Keisha’s advice – or just a photo opportunity?

August 7, 2009

Gotta say Alf feels badly let down by The Boss.

Prime Minister John Key now says he is prepared to have a chat with actor Keisha Castle-Hughes over her stance on climate change, according to the NZ Herald.

On Tuesday he said that Castle-Hughes, who is an ambassador for Greenpeace’s Sign On campaign, “should stick to acting”.
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Let’s have a 100% reduction in hot air from Keisha

August 6, 2009

Keisha Castle-Hughes – an actress – is disinclined to take Prime Minister John Key’s advice to “stick to acting” and not publicly parade her potty opinions on climate change.

The uppity lass has gone further and invited herself to a chat with the PM.

The Whale Rider actor told Close Up last night that she would be willing to meet Mr Key to discuss the issue.

“I’d love to sit down and maybe he’d know that – if we sat down and talked – that I know a lot more about it than I think he thinks I do.”

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