Keith Johnson

Bronze Star - 2,708 Points [Joe Shorrocks] (9th June 1944 / Cheshire, England)

Keith Johnson
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I am an Economist and Public Policy Analyst by profession who has worked in over 25 countries during a 40-year career. In 1991, I settled in Wellington, New Zealand, having lived and worked in the Philippines for the previous seven years. Nowadays I am largely a house-husband and the principal carer for 2 small sons. As I am semi-retired from policy work, I write extensively in my spare time. more »

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The Kaka [nz Parrot] And The Kuku [nz Wood Pigeon] – Funny Old Birds

The kuku loves domestic bliss
The kaka likes life’s turns and twists

The kuku is at its best at home
The kaka though is prone to roam

While kukus plump for picturesque
The kaka goes for picaresque

For the kuku absences are antithetic
Contrast the kaka - he’s peripatetic

Like Zorro the kaka wears a red bolero
Not so, the demure and retired kereru

The kuku is polite and workaholic
Where kakas are ever prone to frolic

At a party, you can guess who’s most shambolic
The kaka always gins without the tonic

The kuku rarely doffs its...

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