[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here]
Maori legend has it that the town of Waihi gets its name from a Rangatira (chief) who struck his taiaha (spear) into the ground and found water pouring out from the hole it made. With the discovery of this natural spring he cried out “waihi!” which means ‘gushing water’. This sculpture by Michael Weir depicts the scene and stands on the hill next to the town centre and overlooking the vast ‘Martha’ goldmine.
Striking this kind of luck is something that Roma fans have become unaccustomed to in the last decade or so! But over the last two weeks our team has secured for us something we have been waiting four years to rediscover – a place in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. This is something to truly celebrate. We all hope that, with the revenue that will gush in as a result, we can now begin to recruit a bit of depth in the squad to help us go all the way next season! Daje Roma!
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