"I like the young man and I think he has real potential to be a top international rugby player, but the reality is he has a problem with alcohol," Henry said yesterday.I also mentioned the saga about a secretly taped conversation between John Key and John Banks. What a sorry saga that is turning out to be, only we do not know who will be most sorrowful at the end of it, if it ever ends.
"He is probably an alcoholic and, once he starts drinking, he finds it hard to stop. The obvious answer is he can't go there: he has to keep the cap on the bottle.
"I think his mates have to help him do that too and I think he will have the strength of character to get there in the finish.
"The ball is in Zac's court. He can't drink, simple as that. He has to make that decision and get the support to do that."
Then the matter of the billboard campaign organised by my friend and colleague. That is running out of puff a bit (though some lively correspondence continues on Facebook), partly, changing images, through the sagas above eclipsing it re public interest. But another friend and colleague has alerted me to a well written editorial on the matter in the Dominion Post. Get some perspective, folks, is the gist of it.
If you are looking for other matters to catch up on, then Thinking Anglicans has a round up on Covenant articles (one of which I would like to post on soon, also referring to this response), and VirtueOnline has an interesting interview with Richard Turnbull, Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.