Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football?

If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes. 

N.Z. fans? Not so much.

Still it’s great to see there’s still a competitition as evidenced in the Bledisloe Cup played on Saturday evening which the Aussies took out.

We won’t mention that the All Blacks team was missing star players; that would be like an excuse, right?

Ed’s Note: So why DID you mention it?



Sometimes sighing audibly, rolling your eyes theatrically   and throwing up your hands and saying “Oh puleeze!” is not enough for the exasperation you feel about those politicians who utter pious comments and cite God as some kind of backup reference.

You know who you are.

These same people obviously put God back in some kind of locked, sound proof box when they were Ministers or C.E.O.’s as they gaily went about wasting taxpayers’ money on office trappings, brokering dodgy deals, ticking off unauthorized decisions – the list goes on.

And then, when allowed to bow out instead of the legal alternative, they cried - big, fat, crocodile tears.

Parents wouldn’t put up with that manipulative behaviour from their kids at home but then again, we’re talking about Parliament.

Friends reassure us that “What goes around comes around” or “Karma will take care of it”.

But our question is, “When?”



While we prattle on about Non Communicable Diseases, that’s all we are doing – prattling.

The number of patients we’ve been told who are using the dialysis machines at the National Kidney Foundation is so unbelievable that we hesitate to put the number in this column – we need to triple check it!

Worse still, we believe the number quoted is just the tip of the iceberg and doesn’t include those diabetics who are borderline cases and who will, in the very near future be joining the queues at N.K.F.

We haven’t got a crisis looming; it’s already here.

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