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Not yellow and yellow 

Day one in has been fun. We presented the necklace to Lisa Brandon, who was delighted, and I got to catch up with jeweller and goldsmith Ken Robinson and his son Michael, who designed the piece. I picked up the V8 Vantage, and it’s a head-turner. Before I even left the gate, a young woman photographed the car exiting. Earlier this evening, Nigel Dunn took some pics of the car which will likely appear on his blog. This turns heads. Fortunately, it is not yellow.
   I’m back at Mollie’s, one of the to stay at in Auckland. Which is ironic that the rumour mill, I have heard from , is saying that Lucire is going bust.
   It’s about as far from the truth as I have ever heard in 19 years of . I have increased my staff numbers. The team is getting new cellphones. If I didn’t have the Aston I would still have the company car in this city. I have a suspicion that members of the fear us: one regional firm recently subscribed, and I suspect it is due to a sudden dose of fear. One colleague already had rumour kill her business, which is not hard to do in a small country like ; and I do know that one attempted to publish a hatchet piece on me and our editor-in-chief. We declined the interview.
   Fortunately, I have enough people who know the truth who hear these rumours and (a) report them to me, and (b) tell those who have heard it that they have just been handed a crock of BS.
   The minute you think the may have accepted you because you have proven yourself in two and two continents over nine years, the ugly head of the rears itself.
   I’m afraid this is in law, and I don’t think I should be dignified about it and move on. To that end, I have put out a few feelers to see who has been issuing these rumours. People forget I have a law degree and have never lost a case. Ten to one I am in the city of origin.
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