There’s parts of the world where thousands dying of starvation, or some ghastly plague, merits not even a line or two in the media. And then there’s places, as Bernard Levin once observed about the regulation of TV advertising, where the biggies have been dealt with. Levin’s point was to glory in a society where an official body actually adjudicated upon whether a potato crisp manufacturer could claim to have crunchier crisp than a rival. Only in a society that had dealt with the biggies could that be possible.
And so we come to New Zealand and one of today’s leading stories:
3News NZ –
A mystery pooper who has been striking pools in the south of the country has been in action again today. This afternoon, swimmers had to get out of Moana Pool in Dunedin and the Splash Palace complex in Invercargill after faeces were found in the water.