With all the fuss around the famously eloquent John Key's upcoming appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, it's easy to forget his other important engagements in New York: addressing the United Nations General Assembly; meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon (no relation); a brief chat with celebrity/president Barack Obama; and riding along on the back of a whale.
As you can see, the large photo from the front page of today's Herald shows Key demonstrating New Zealand's adventurous spirit as he battles a humpback whale just off New York City, with only a paddle as a weap...
Sorry, what? It's not John Key? It is, in fact, world paddleboarding (look it up) champion Jamie Mitchell - not a New Zealander - paddling off the coast of Australia - not in New Zealand. The story is essentially "Mammal leaves water to breathe".
I can only assume that the Herald is starting a fascinating new front page series on sea creatures leaping out from below the waves.