This was spotted in Cambridge Tce, Wellington, during the week. It suggests a better name for what the council has voted to erect on Paraparaumu Beach — “Guru’s Golden Gateway Takeaways” or perhaps more appropriately, “Gurugate Golden Takeaways.”

After all, the council plans to have a giftshop and café in the edifice, so what gifts will the shop stock? Models of the edifice, busts of the present mayor, signed photos of him, postcards of him with Kapiti Island in the background, an anthology of his Notes from a Corner Dairy, taniwha ornaments?