Taking a brief break from a shopping expedition, Adam was partaking of a very welcome long black and reading the Hutt News in a cafe on Queens Drive in the Lower Hutt CBD this morning. At the next table were a group of office workers, who it appeared worked at a nearby state agency.
Adam could not help but overhear their conversation. It was about ‘that book’ and that ‘fat German fella”. To summarise the ladies were not impressed by the ‘fat German fells, what’s is name’ and seemed less than impressed with that book and the ‘author’ making money from stolen material. They were more interested in real issues and policies.
As Adam had suspected from the start, Real People see through the flim and the flam. Is seems strange that the media do not. The Hager factor seems more likely to annoy Real Kiwis. Annoyed voters are more likely not to vote or in this case vote National, as they find the opponents so unappealing.
National recently selected Chris Bishop as their Hutt South candidate. Chris, a Senior Adviser in Steven Joyce’s office, is up against the old Labour warhorse that is Trevor Mallard.
This week he has been out early in the mornings leafleting at various Hutt Valley railway stations, the photo shows him at Woburn early this morning.
If you want to see Mr Mallard pass into the pages of history, just like the warhorse has, then support Chris in Hutt South.
Adam made another milestone in his fitness and lifestyle programme at the weekend; he passed the 900 km mark in terms of distance walked since 1 January 2014.
In the past he had walked regularly, but in the last few years had lost the habit. At the turn of the year he decided to try and get back into the walking rut so to speak. The initial target was to walk 600 kms in the year, this was achieved by 7 May. Since then, in just under 2 months, a further 300 kms have been walked. So Adam’s present target is to have walked 1800 kms by year end.
This exercise has had excellent cardio-vascular impact and overall morale boosting sense of achievement.