On my mobile phone last week, from Picton, whilst Tom was in a rush because they had just a few minutes to board the ferry to Wellington, he mentioned that they sure are happy to finally be here…but they did have some hiccups.
Turns out after all their efforts …one of their major goals was eluding them…
Let alone some other diversions…..
To finalise their multi-country quest….they needed….well to be frank… they really required just one more very important signature on their nicely collected (I’d say “hard earned”) scroll….and lastly it was the one & only …..Richies signature….. calls/emails to his Dunedin agent …no good.
Try as they might, and with numerous involvements…they just weren’t getting through.
A friend suggested they try to ask for help on Facebook….and certainly no doubt they were aided by coverage on stuff.co.nz too.
What happened next was in their own words “remarkable.”
In double-quick time fashion, they were contacted….by….
Well you tell me if you happen to recognise the chap next to them, in the above photo signing their scroll?
If you are going to post a comment in the media…….let alone write a syndicated article ……..watch what you say/write.
When I saw this, above “comment”, in the weekend, I got to thinking.
Then……..I just got plain annoyed? Why….well because the brevity that this “flippant” comment seemed to be passed off on….well it wasn’t justified, not in any single way.
Nelsonians, in case you weren’t already aware, well….we absolutely love our rugby.
Don’t forget NELSON was the spot in NEW ZEALAND where the 1st ever game of rugby was played, after CJ himself brought the ball from half a world away [in the days of steamships folks – he was a committed individual] from the mother country.
Nelson is the Centre of New Zealand….. [officially it’s not actually at the hilltop point in town itself, but at, as Wikipedia puts it, “a patch of unremarkable dense scrub in a forest in Spooners Range near Tapawera, 35 kilometres south-west of Nelson”]
[2nd] Nelson is the 2nd oldest city in New Zealand 
TNL Nelsons new transport depot adjacent the MDF factory in Richmond is also pioneering the way with the same LVL construction for its structure.
[1st] world first in Nelson’s new NMIT Arts & Media Building for utilizing laminated veneer lumber (LVL) primary structure in a multi-storied building [major advantage being its timber earthquake resistance design. NMIT state "The building is sustainable, environmentally sensitive and local, with the design and resources all being sourced within 100 kilometres of Nelson."]
[2nd] Stoke School [Primary] is the second oldest continuous public school both in Nelson and the whole country.