Small Talk 16 April 2009

  • A recent story intro from the Yahoo!Xtra home page: “Gleeful Aussies gathered for an annual celebratory mass killing of hated poisonous cane toads in Queenstown at the weekend.” Think they meant Queensland!
  • Helpful advice from a brochure for new apartment hotel The Rees: “The Rees Centre team can also organise the services of a corporate jet aircraft for your nationwide and trans-Tasman journeys.” Wonder if you can put this on your room service account?
  • Local Alex Boyes likes to do things in threes. Not content with co-owning three local restaurants, that’s also the number of sporting events he competed in last weekend – the Lake Hayes triathlon, Tour de Wakatipu mountain bike race and the 10km Arm Run.
  • The resort obviously missed the Easter crowd we had for Super 14 rugby the past two years. If we can’t get a game next Easter, how about pitching for a New Zealand Warriors rugby league fixture?