11.15 Arrived at the Te Haumi Beach causeway and started to wave sign. More friendly toots than fingers.
11.35 Wandered over the guy who has set up a 'Hole in One' golf range extending out onto the beach flats. Congratulated him on his initiative. Was 'floored' when he told me the Regional Council had charged him $1k for resource consent. Just what is the big deal about someone looking to make a buck by offering punters the chance to win $60 by landing a golf ball in a bathtub 70m back from the high tide mark. Where is the danger to the environment? The Northland Regional Council has lost the plot. Off with their collective heads.
11.55 Back to waving my billboard.
12.05 Old gentleman pulls up in a relatively new car. Beckoned me over . Wound down car window and told me that Winston was going to 'f**k all you bastards'. I told him that Winston's sexual preferences didn't matter an iota to me but when was he going to pay back the $150k he stole from the taxpayer. Punter called me an arrogant Tory and drove off.
12.40 Labour Party 'Motorcade' drove past. One grey SUV sporting two Red Labour Flags. Gave me a toot. Waved back.
13.10 Old Toyota, plate no. ST5*** drove past slowly. No rego or WOF that I could see. Full of our best and brightest. Didn't know you could cram so many swear words into a single sentence. Am now more convinced than ever of the need for National Standards and the bringing back of the cane.
13.15 Three cars in a row tooted and waved.
13.25 German tourists in Campervan stopped. Wanted to know where National stood in relation to the Christian Democrats, the Free Democrats and the Social Democrats. Told them it was a broad church Party sitting between the Christian Democrats and the Free Democrats. They wished me luck.
13.30 Packed it in. Done my bit.