One of the things that struck me when I first went to New Zealand in 2005 was that there was to some extent no such thing as local television news in the way that news is local in the UK. There are no regional TV News programmes. On the other hand there is another way of looking at it: that all news in New Zealand is local - regardless of where it happens. So having been back in Scotland for half a year this email from TVNZ struck me as peculiar.
Am I the only one to feel this?
In case, by the way, you are wondering to what I am referring it is the item about a woman refusing to pay her rates.