It does depend on what the minister is refering to. Are there great artists out there producing terrific work? Yes. Are they being fairly recompensed for their work? No.
Showing my age, but this match has always been a favourite, especially as it was played on Australia Day
Graham, are you worried that people might think your book is a detailed account of the Balloon Boy saga?
Wellington is actually quite a good town to live in
I know, I live here. I'm just saying that it's cold today.
I thought in his non-scripted bits he sounded a little bit like he was begging/desperate to have tourists to come over
Don't they call this "keeping on message" in politics?
Whatever you do, wherever you decide to go in Wellington, bring a coat. Brrr-loody cold!
No-one's mentioned Fidel's yet? I haven't been for a while, but it used to be worth it just for the hash browns. Floriditas is also good, but I'm afraid I can't recommend Duke Carvells.
I thought Key did okay. He doesn't write the material.......
Yes, not only was I there but I was on stage just before the accident occurred. I was also working for the company at the time so got to be part of the aftermath. We had an interesting time with OSH afterwards. Our natural theatre tendency (the show must go on) collided head first with their policy of leaving an accident scene alone until they have had a chance to look at it.
I've performed in most of the theatres in NZ, and if a lot of them were inspected they may not pass. But then that's half the fun!
I no longer work for the Opera company, but I am in the chorus for Eugene Onegin in Wellington. The show is playing in Auckland this week and it is, by all accounts, fantastic. No antlers to fall either.
Sorry, not sure why that happened twice! Maybe I shouldn't have said Macbeth before I posted.....
Yeah, there are still a bunch of places you do NOT want to stand in the wings of a modern theatre.
Or on the stage where there is a steel frame holding two tonnes of antlers.....
Anyone who saw the NBR NZ Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor will know what I mean.
Do you get a point for being raised in the theatre and staying with it?
And will sandbags really fall on your head if you whistle at the wrong time?
Probably not any more, but in the early days fly tower cues were called through a series of whistles, so if you whistled when you were backstage a sandbag may well have been dropped on you. This wouldn't have been a deliberate act, just people doing what they were told.