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Herald, make up your mind 

I was interested to read Scott Kara’s review of the telecast in The New Zealand Herald, belatedly, today. I assume the reviewer’s name is Scott Kara, even though it was italicized.
   Breaks from my snobbish adherence to Hart’s Rules aside, Mr Kara wrote of our Katie Taylor, Miss New Zealand 2009:

And what was she wearing? I can’t remember because it was too boring. The chick from Germany might have looked like an extra from an Asterix movie but she was memorable. Why wasn’t Katie wearing a grass skirt and a moko on her chin? Yes, one imagines it is culturally insensitive, but there’s nothing like a little bit of controversy to get you noticed.

   Yeah, but last year the same newspaper ripped in to Samantha Powell for her performance of the pukana on stage at Miss Universe 2008.
   I just wondered what you fellas want. Sam pokes her tongue out, you (not you personally, Mr Kara, but the Irish–Australian Herald combine) complain (three weeks after she initially did it, mind). Katie behaves herself, you say it’s boring.
   I deem Mr Kara more in touch with everyday Kiwis than whomever wrote the three-week-late story about Sam last year, mind. But I have to laugh at the annually changing demands of our from the one newspaper.

And what was Katie wearing? Click through to our report on Lucire to find out more about this garment from the Montana World of Wearable Art awards.
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