from Ross Gillespie.

Friends, Romantics, Waihekeans — Lend me your ears. I come to bury the Local Board, not to praise it. So relax, Pocket your car keys and take it easy. Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.

To drive, or not to be driven around the bend; that is the Espanade question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slips and narrows of outrageous fortune, or to take inordinate rates and measures against a seawall of troubles, and by opposing, perchance, end them? Aye, there’s the rub. The insolence of office, and the spruns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, when we ourselves might a quiet espanade make.
This was the unkindest cut of all. For when the Local Board saw the opportunity, ingratitude stronger than traitors’ bite, quite vanquished the majority and daggered this gentle cause.

A referendum would have sufficed. Reason and democracy were in accord and the quality of mercy was not strained. We do pray for mercy and that same prayer teaches us all to render the deeds of mercy.

O stumbling Board, lie down and stray no further. Scatter the sod over them; dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Out, out, brief candle.
The pen is mightier than the Board, See that you are enrolled that you may make your mark for something better.

Come Chairman, lets to billiards.



3 thoughts on “Obituary”

  1. Get over it. An easily manipulated survey, by those whose agenda is transparently obvious. The real people of Waiheke – the workers, families, taxpayers not leechers, are waking up to the petty power plays and desperate tactics of those making a desperate last stand for marxism – on Waiheke. The AGW myth comprehensively dissected, the ignorance and motives of your dear green leaders exposed, the rampant corruption & hypocrisy of your Left elite plainly obvious. If your solutions are so good, and so just, why do you need to lie, to stifle argument, and kill free speech? Be very wary of who you pick battles with,

  2. Mark if you want to justify your comments please feel free to provide me with a coherent article in you own words that explains why you feel this way and so strongly about these issues. Perhaps giving your own personal experience and evidence of corruption and hypocracy. Seriously. Write something proactive instead of reactive and your own thoughts than regurgitating talk radio schlock and it will be published here.


  3. ” regurgitating talk radio schlock” haha, interesting, I listen to 1 station only, and there is very little talk. Yes, I will write something, thanks for the invite.. but interesting how you are challenging me to provide evidence of corruption & hypocrisy Andrew when those sharing your views are given free rein to smear.. care to explain that? Thanks

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