It’s official – New Zealand’s development has peaked
March 19, 2008
Our growth as a nation, independent and free, has turned a corner.
No longer can we hold our heads up as a nation of the future, of growth, of forward thinking people.
Why is that, O sage one, you ask? Is it because of the impending recession? Because IRD can’t count? Because we’ve lost Sir Ed or because we still have “issues” around whether Russell Crowe is a Kiwi or an Aussie?
What is it with TVNZ and its return to the halcyon days (that never were) of yore? First they bring back Jim the Weather Man, now this. What next? Dig up Angela D’Audney and roll her out again? Bring it on, Selwyn Toogood. We’ll have gardening shows on in prime time (actually, they do that already), shows where minor league celebs dance for our pleasure (“Oh how I like to see the monkies dance!”) and shortly I’m sure they’ll dust off Ollie Olsen:
and probably we’ll see Radio With Pictures, the Goodnight Kiwi:
and no doubt University Challenge will be exhumed.
It’s the 21st Century. Can we have something new, please? All I can say is, I’m a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.
Actually, I’d probably watch Radio with Pictures.