In the words of Sir Joh, “don’t you worry about that!”
That'd be the Sir Joh who described dealing with the media as "feeding the chooks".
This is my latest cover art
(and yes, Chad got clearance on the collage elements)
And very handsome it looks too in my freshly-downloaded DRM-free EPUB, which for the iTunes phobic can be found here.
I know, I know,
ruins the cadence…
Marinkovich in his 80s heyday sported the kind of red-framed face-furniture of the type later favoured by Jim Hopkins. One decade's off-the-shelf bold statement of cutting-edge individuality became the next's must-have accessory for cracking jokes to rest home audiences.
Indeed, and there is that pesky
next big extinction period
to presell to a complicit public…
will they go for baroque,
and pile on the ‘guilt’,
or all green-pandering
with hollow echoes of eco…
Eco watch repair.
Being just contaminates the void.
Back in the late 80s Marco Marinkovich, then known as a “leading creative” in Auckland ad circles, established the Ideas School. It offered a 12-week course for would-be copywriters and gave them a taste of agency life. One of the challenging hypothetical assignments set by Marinkovich was to produce positive spin for Union Carbide in the wake of the 1984 Bhopal disaster. The reason I remember this is because of the idea’s sheer draw-dropping moral bankruptcy.
In light of that. you’d expect a little botulism scare to be a piss in the hand for an advertising legend like Marinkovich.
So much to do , so little time
John Key pulls out
So Marco Marinkovich is now an infant formula exporter.
Marco Marinkovich, founder of infant formula firm KiwiMilk Nutrition, one of the exporters invited to the Beijing event, said he understood the Prime Minister's meeting with Xi was important, but the meet-and-greet with Key would have been a valuable opportunity for companies such as his.
"We were all under the impression that here's an opportunity to make good with our key customers, invite them along, meet our leader to gain confidence and ask questions about the Fonterra botch up," Marinkovich said. "This will not happen - how do we explain this after seven months of waiting?"
He said small-scale infant formula exporters like KiwiMilk were the "collateral damage" of the botulism scare.
Given former master communicator Marinkovich's past clubfooted attempt to tout the evils of P he could do a lot worse than look to Key to bail him out of this one.
Mining today isn’t done by headbutting ya way through’t seam with pick’n shovel if ya lucky, you know. They use electrics and computers and geology and stuff.
My brother was roughly apprehended by an off-duty miner in the Charleston pub not so many years ago. After grabbing him from behind and spinning him around with every appearance of being about to hang one on him he abruptly changed his mind and took off. According to the locals he'd been seeking vengeance on a fellow miner who'd been "shagging his missus". For all I know such things happen every day in IT circles.
If you want to make strong statements about the incompatibility of the NZ Greens with NZ Labour, then Tasmanian state government wrangling is not a particularly powerful example.
That seems unnecessarily high-handed. While there are obvious differences between the Tasmanian and NZ situation, the experience of the first real power-sharing by Green politicians in this part of the world has to be of some relevance. Tasmania happens to be where Bob Brown, arguably the most significant and successful Green politician in Australasia, made his political career. Also Brown and other Australian Greens have visited NZ in the past as advisors to the local party.
…or natives to deal with.
Perhaps these folks might find it of passing interest to be told that they don't exist, but it's a sadly common assumption.
The states make their own laws, run the police and emergency services, are responsible for the education system, welfare housing, public health, hospitals and a host of other important functions.
But when it comes to the crunch, Tasmania doesn't have an air force.
I do get a little grumpy at the event being called a 100 year event as if that can’t be planned for
That was rolled out back in 1992, when the drop in Southern lake levels was blamed on the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines, and Aucklanders were reduced to taking cold showers. Electricorp Chairman the late John Fernyhough blatantly ignored being held to account in a TV interview by chanting "one in 100 years".