Greetings to the good people of Dipton. Must be fun to be so much in the news lately! I hope some local entrepreneurs are working out how to make good on all the free publicity.
I’d expect Dipton’s high profile in the media to last a bit longer, as Bill English continues his belated attempts to convince us that he really does live there (honest Guvnor!) by name dropping the Dipton connection. It could be quite entertaining looking out for this tactic, so I’m proposing a new game – Dipton Watch. Whenever you spot a gratuitous Bill-Dipton/Southland media reference, post it here! Whichever alert reader posts the most hits during October will win a Standardista cloth cap (left over from the last Standard Week promotion).
Plain English – No. 2, 2009
Welcome to Plain English, my regular newsletter aimed at Clutha-Southland residents. It covers local issues as well as national politics. I welcome your feedback on the content and any issues you’d like covered.
While in Balclutha recently I visited South Otago High School…
Here’s another from The Herald:
Mr McCully liaised with Samoan and Tongan ministers yesterday while Mr English flew north from Dipton, in his Clutha-Southland electorate, back to Wellington.
This one must have set up a whole photo shoot that we can look out for – as well as ironically highlighting the fact that Bill can’t get away from the capital:
Acting Prime Minister Bill English had no sooner hauled his protesting family back to Dipton for the parliamentary recess to prove that it was still really his home than he had to come straight back to Wellington again.
And so on. Fun for all the family! Post your Dipton Watch entries here and be in to win…