Congratulations are in order for Bluesky staff who have been working hard to ensure services are restored as soon as possible.
The crew of the Te Kukupa deserve congratulations for the rescue of a yachtsman they carried out in rough weather 390 nautical miles southwest of the Cook Islands this week. These guys, led by Tepaki Baxter, regularly put their lives on the line to save others. Well done, all of you! I reckon you deserve a medal.
A local wag has come up with an easy solution for filling the potholes that are rapidly proliferating around the island – fill them with purumu! Only trouble is, it would wash out in heavy rain –but then so do ICI’s patch repairs.
Did anyone else notice that Finance minister Brown looked rather crestfallen during a television interview about the government’s plans to pursue a seat on the United Nations?
Congratulations to former Health secretary Elizabeth Iro for scoring such an exalted position. So where will the newly appointed Chief Nurse Officer to the World Health Organization be based? New York? Brisbane? Timbuktu?
In his most recent Saturday column Thomas Wynne only seems to have woken up now after a test and has realised he is obese. But people don’t need to be tested to see if they are obese, because it’s usually blindingly obvious.
Driver of the Week: The local person behind the wheel of a newish silver Suzuki 4WD who passed another car outside The Beachcomber Building on Monday at around 10.30 and came very close to running me over as I walked alongside the building – well off the road.