Top ten sport and recreation policies, free to politicians who want to win

  1. Riot water cannons on America’s Cup boats

  2. Make it compulsory for people say thank you when middle aged runners awkwardly and asthmatically kill themselves moving out of the way on the footpath

  3. Three Test All Black series and rugby matches to be played during the day

  4. Just make Rebel Sport be done with it and have a sale every weekend, it’s too hard to keep up

  5. Make Mike Hosking understand science

  6. Every professional rugby, cricket and netball player to play a game for their clubs each year

  7. Michael Cheika and Warren Gatland to hold exhibition press conference with NZ journalists for the laugh

  8. Massive funding boost for whoever came up with Fritz’s Weiners, they are Kiwi heroes

  9. Free amazing newsletter ideas every week, ah har

  10. SKY to keep the retro games when this crap is all over

Thanks for reading - Richard

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When someone suggests exercise.

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