Frontrunner for top Puke Ariki job

Letter writer Peter McCormack reckons he is the right man to replace Fiona Emberton as the CEO of Puke Ariki.
Letter writer Peter McCormack reckons he is the right man to replace Fiona Emberton as the CEO of Puke Ariki.

Through the letters page, I would like to put my name in the hat for the job of head honcho at the Puke Ariki Museum.

Keeping with tradition, I am Scottish but, unlike others, I am no fly-by-nighter, having lived in the province for over 25 years.

I have been to the mountaintop three times and have seen the promised land.

I just love art, love it. As for art by Len Lye - I even replicate it with my Meccano set.

I also like looking at famous pictures by the likes of Vincent van Gogh.

I am culturally sensitive and politically correct to a fault. I previously applied to look after Maori taonga, special rocks of cultural significance. I have no problem with traditional Maori dress and have a mullet wig, T-shirt and jeans and, of course, the white gumboots.

Unlike the mayor, who doesn't even know how much he earns, I would need to know.

A cellphone and four-wheel- drive would be nice too.

I go along with council thinking and believe these facilities should be free. I mean, who in their right mind would go if you had to pay to get in? The ratepayers have plenty. Let's stick it to them. What would they know anyway?

Finally, I believe I have the right attributes and all the ''in'' words fit me: focused, team player, will go the extra mile.

A previous boss said I had attitude - or was it I had an attitude? (Abridged)

PETER McCORMACK

New Plymouth

Taranaki Daily News