“If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick.”
So says John Cleese after staying there. Just as well they didn’t take him to Wanganui also!!
Meanwhile NZPA’s Belinda McCammon has helpfully catalogued a list of other high profile visitors who have been less than complimentary:
* In 1965 Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards called Invercargill”the arsehole of the world”.
* Last year former England rugby hooker Brian Moore compared Invercargill to Chernobyl.
* Courtney Love has slammed her former town of Nelson
* Charles Darwin in 1860 said “I believe we were all glad to leave New Zealand. It is not a pleasant place.”
I think comparing Invercargill to Chernobyl is unfair – to Chernobyl. Chernobyl gets better and better to live in every year while Invercargill ….. 🙂