Whoever runs the National Auditorium has about five months before UB40 plays to hire a sound technician that isn’t the one that made this year’s Te Maeva Nui (like last year’s) a sound disaster by adjusting the bass so high that the walls shook and the voices were drowned out. And while management is at it, perhaps the exit signs, none of which have lights working, can be fixed before there is a disaster in the event of fire.
Buggies in the same basket as dodgy scooter drivers
A smoke signaller says he can’t understand recurring anonymous criticism of the island’s buggy tours “When I have been, I have enjoyed my time on them. Some people don’t know how to drive them, and it is the same situation with visitors who hire scooters. But do we put down the scooter hire companies? I commend the buggy tour owners for trying something different on the island to give the tourists a tour that is enjoyable.
Some interesting facts about our winter weather
Deputy prime minister Mark Brown must have still been at high school when the annual Constitution celebration performances shifted from the leaking, corrugated iron-roofed old Constitution Park building to the French government-funded Are Karioi Nui. Wet weather was the cause.
Float parade or just another photo opp?
Once again a public event, the float parade is turned into a caretaker government photo opportunity. Once participants have marched past the podium their usefulness is over. The attitude seems to be, who cares where they go after that?
Dreaded potholes are back with vengeance
Has anyone else noticed that the potholes are back? Some say they never went away, but they were attended to once the elections were called now they are back! Seems the elections gave us temporary relief from potholes.
Police elusive on fire call problems
I read with interest in today’s CIN that a similar question to one I posed about phone calls to the police about the Raromart fire was put to the police spokesperson. He gave a very elusive answer.
Road chaos continues
The combination of a large number of tourists and an even larger group of outer islanders on the island for Te Maeva Nui is contributing to traffic chaos on our roads, with many motorists apparently blissfully unaware of the road rules. Time for the police to mount continuous checkpoints, just like they did at Christmas. Or doesn’t the budget allow for that?
High-flying PM at it again already
The jet-setting PM departed last Sunday on another overseas junket...no time wasting as Caretaker government.