Alf has cause to take a fresh look at the Popata brothers, a stroppy twosome best known for roughing up the Prime Minister at Waitangi a year or so ago.
They are wasted in their occupations as a researcher and an interviewer.
Their forte – it transpires – is walking.
They are shaping up to be world-beaters.
Their strongest competition for an Olympic gold medal would come from those who have joined them on their hikoi from Cape Reinga to on Wellington.