Our own quote of the year

By Heather McCracken


This week, Massey University put out a list of the top 10 memorable quotes of the year.

The finalists included Paula Bennett's snippy "Zip it, sweetie," directed at Labour MP Jacinda Ardern during an exchange in the house.

There was also John Banks saying "I did not come up the river on a cabbage boat" and "I don't remember," both in reference to questions about Kim Dotcom.

I didn't think any of the quotes were particularly memorable really.

Here in Wairarapa we had a few memorable quips this year as well and I'd love to hear your suggestions for what our most memorable local quote might be.

One that springs to mind for me is not entirely printable - it was Jermaine Kerehi's caught-on-camera reaction to the eels in the gutter, following flooding in Masterton in March.

What other local quips have caught your attention this year?

Last week I complained about the status of New Zealand's broadband services following a major Telecom outage that affected hundreds of thousands of customers, including me.

To prove having a whinge sometimes get results, I've since been contacted by Telecom, offering to have a look at issues with my broadband connection.

Telecom has also offered all customers free landline to landline calling on Christmas Day as a goodwill gesture to make up for the outage.

* This week at the Times-Age and Midweek offices, we have said goodbye to our long-serving Midweek editor, Kerri Bowling.

Kerri is taking on a new career challenge - next year she will start training to be a teacher. Kerri will be hard to replace at the Midweek desk, and her enthusiasm and cheerful approach will be greatly missed.

We wish her all the best for the future and her new career.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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