Something any old weather-beaten filmmaker tends to pride themselves on is the ability to always get the shot, no matter what might go wrong. And with this attitude I was standing by on location on the beautiful Kapiti Coast this lunchtime, primed to film the lovely Gail Mann make a demonstration voter registration call as a vision impaired voter to the New Zealand Electoral Commission’s national office.
But… we didn’t get the shot. Better-than-average excuse mind you!
I’m very glad to report that no-one was hurt and, though the fire is now being reported as possibly suspicious, damage seems to have been relatively minor, and will not disrupt the 20th September General Election.