Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Losing Edge

Auckland, the alleged cultural capital of NZ, has just lost over a couple of mill due to under-performing blockbuster plays. Chekhov bounced and Shakespeare choked, losing half a mill between them. But it was the production of My Fair Lady that sank almost $1.9 million down the drain.

Auckland City Council, which owns arts company The Edge, underwrote the production of My Fair Lady thanks to future supermayor John Banks. And speaking of drains, did you know that the amalgamation means that Auckland City's upgrading of its small, old and leaky storm and waste water pipes will be spread amongst the entire region?

Bigger lizards do not mean better lizards. Bigger lizards are hungrier lizards. Bigger piles of shit too.