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John Cleese and Palmerston North - Part 2 by Ellerd on 22 March 2006 2:19pm
 
Perhaps I should enter?

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City's bid to beat Cleese's boring jibe
March 21, 2006 - 3:19PM

Desperate to prove John Cleese wrong after he described Palmerston North as boring, the New Zealand city is offering two couples from either side of the Tasman the chance to visit and rate their experience.

The British comedian was scathing about Palmerston North after a recent tour of New Zealand, labelling the city "the suicide capital of New Zealand".

Cleese added: "If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick".

Cleese said the audience at his show laughed in all the wrong place and he had a "thoroughly bloody miserable time" in the city.

Now Palmerston North deputy Mayor John Hornblow has hatched a plan to showcase the city as a tourist mecca.

The "Passionate about Palmerston North" competition is open to New Zealanders and Australians, who have to write up to 20 words on why they would like to visit the city.

The winners - a pair from each country - will get an all-expenses paid trip to Palmerston North.

Among top attractions the city has to offer are jetboating along the Manawatu River, strolling through rose gardens, driving a circuit of the Manfield racetrack, and listening to top academics at Massey University.

"If they think we're grotty and boring then we'll take it on the chin. If they say it's not, that's up to them - we won't be altering what they say," said Hornblow.

The competition closes on March 31 and entry forms can be found on www.manawatunz.co.nz.

© 2006 AAP

 
Re: John Cleese and Palmerston North - Part 2 by kazzzz on 22 March 2006 3:18pm
 
Yes in fact I think we all should!!!
 
Re: John Cleese and Palmerston North - Part 2 by kazzzz on 22 March 2006 4:08pm
 
OK...I've entered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Win a Return Trip for Two to Palmerston North


Thank you! You're entry has been received


See??????? lol I'm assuming you have creme eggs there Ellerd? Or is it BYO? It looks really nice on the pix..wot's Cleesey on about???


 
Re: John Cleese and Palmerston North - Part 2 by VictorWong on 22 March 2006 6:31pm
 
So what's the difference between Palmerston North and North Maldon?
 
Re: John Cleese and Palmerston North - Part 2 by Ellerd on 23 March 2006 2:17pm
 
LOL Kaz! The competition sounds good, though. You get to dine with Deputy Mayor John Hornblow and Mrs Jenny Hornblow. I wonder if they'll serve creme eggs?

VictorWong - where's North Maldon?
 
Re: John Cleese and Palmerston North - Part 2 by kazzzz on 23 March 2006 4:44pm
 
Mrs Jenny Hornblow? Can I giggle all through the meal then? I wonder how many people will actually enter...I reckon my chances are pretty good just between you and me ;)
 



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