I'm not ashamed to own up to coming from New Plymouth. My parochial funny bone has been getting quite a tickle this week, with the news that Pukekura Park has not only landed the Mayfair spot on the NZ version of Monopoly, but also been named in the world's top 6 cricket grounds by Wisden (would you believe the Taranaki Daily News has removed this news item from their site?) .
Peter Peryer has honoured the park this week by photographing a palm tree seed he found there. He describes it as 'vivid'. I'd go with 'lady who got 3rd degree burns while inadvisedly sunbathing naked', but that's just me.
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