Settle down Shaun
Nothing stings Unreported more than people whingeing about us supposedly sensationalising trivial matters. After all, there is no supposed about it. That is exactly what we do, but even we know where to draw the line and believe New Plymouth councillor Shaun Biesiek could take a lesson. The tattooed musician caused sensation on Wednesday when a post on his Facebook page indicated something terrible that had only happened once in five years would happen at a council meeting that night. Excited as we were, Unreported got right on it only to find the councillor was referring to his absence from the meeting rather than anything worthy of us reporting. Settle down Shaun. Settle.
A picture to wait for
Despite being in place now for the better part of two years the hoopla and excitement surrounding New Plymouth's award-winning Te Rewa Rewa has not settled down at all. Such is the popularity of the bridge a former New Plymouth man had to extend his visit home by a day after he was forced to join a long queue of people wanting to take a picture of themselves on Te Rewa Rewa with Mt Taranaki in the background. Unreported knows he was exaggerating but it does contain a kernel of truth. After all, are there any Taranaki family photo albums out there that don't already feature the aforementioned shot.
Giddy up, Horsey
To the other side of the mountain now, and the South Taranaki liquor control bylaw review. It's the fashionable thing to do lately. Anyway it seems the review has thrown up a bit of an anomaly. While you are not allowed to have booze in your car or wheeled vehicle unless driving straight home, you are not obliged to follow such a direct route if equipped with equine transport. Hot dang. Giddy up, Horsey.
Several readers of last weekend's venerable Sunday Star Times called Unreported with a complaint about the paper. It seems a quiz in the pages confused New Plymouth, the 2008 most-liveable-city- under-70,000 and owner of the 2011 winning-best-footbridge-not- longer-than-70-metres, with Palmerston North. How quite such an error occurred is not easy to understand, unless of course you remember that aside from sharing the same initial letters the two cities also share a geographical irrelevancy. Just saying.
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