Shake, rattle and noooo – the found poetry of #eqnzby Toby Manhire
The earthquake verse of Christchurch’s tweeters
Once it’s clear that nothing horrible has happened, there’s sport in watching the locals, who have become reluctant experts in shaky sensations, estimate where the quake sits on the Richter scale.
There can also be a strange cadence about the Twitter stream.
For example, from yesterday:
As a result of growing concern over the welfare of pugs, British and French bulldogs, Trade Me has announced they're banning the sale of these breeds.Read more
NZ has an unregulated puppy-breeding industry where unscrupulous operators can flourish, so why aren’t we following the lead of overseas governments?Read more
Politicians from at home and abroad are reaching out to offer congratulations to the Prime Minister mum-to-be.Read more
New Zealand’s newly minted PM and bizarrely cool and normal lady Jacinda Ardern has announced that she and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting a babyRead more