It's not every day the small team at Unreported dish out compliments, but a South Taranaki foodbank has left us with a warm feeling inside. A student reporter went to interview the manager about their near-empty cupboards, and returned to the office with a bag of kiwifruit. We'd just like to say, we agree with you foodbank, students generally do look malnourished and dishevelled, but you could have at least given her some pavlova to go with that kiwifruit.
Times getting hard
Speaking of filling up the cupboards, a council candidate has recently acquired a new flatmate. The addition to the house stocked up her pantry with pasta, and other staples like noodles and garlic. After a few days her garlic supply was nibbled away at. Now we're not ones to accuse people of theft, but if we were about to drive our converted ambulance to the mayoral candidates' debate, we certainly wouldn't be gnawing away on anything that makes us smell bad. Or sneaking back into the meeting after it had closed and grabbing half a dozen free Taranaki Daily News pens.
We understand standing for council can be a stressful time, especially when you are one of five candidates who have vowed to Change the city. A prominent Changer was pulled over by a police car with flashing lights earlier this week. The small team at Unreported would like to point out sign-writing your car is an excellent way to gain exposure, but it also ensures every passing vehicle knows it's you waving your arms at the policeman who is trying to ensure you follow the law, not Change it. Houwers that for publicity?
Travelling by car isn't the only way to get around, but if a politician's visit to Taranaki is anything to go by, it could be the fastest. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy was in South Taranaki this week, but he nearly didn't make it. The dairy farmer decided to ditch his farm truck at the Wellington airport and fly to New Plymouth. By the time he drove to Wellington from Levin, waited two hours for his delayed flight and then drove to Hawera, he was wishing he'd loaded up the cattle truck instead of flying. That way he could have made with it with enough time to stop for a cheese scone in Eltham.
Tweet of the week @di_f_w: It's nice to know our justice system is running so smoothly that Judith Collins has time to spend the afternoon tweeting about Miley.
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