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Oh Tommy boy, the pipes, the pipes are call­ing.

This Satur­day, in what I can only de­scribe as an act of pure Ka¯piti-ness, we will see Thomas the bi­sex­ual goose laid to rest in a cof­fin be­side his beloved goose boyfriend Henry.

In case you missed our sto­ries over the years, Thomas, a Waimanu La­goon res­i­dent, be­came a celeb af­ter shack­ing up with Henry, and later with Henry and Hen­ri­etta.

It got a lit­tle con­fus­ing there in the end, but on Satur­day Thomas will be piped to his grave in a pub­lic cer­e­mony from 2pm. There will be po­etry, and sto­ry­telling.

It’s times like this that I for one can­not think of an­other part of the coun­try that shares the Ka¯piti Coast’s sin­gu­lar char­ac­ter.

Whether it’s geese, or peo­ple, we’re one of a kind. Ka¯piti, don’t you ever change. — Joel Maxwell, Se­nior jour­nal­ist

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