Yesterday morning I tweeted about it being a slow news day.
Media should get out there and make some news, replied one internet wag.
Newstalk ZB chief political reporter Felix Marwick actually did, filming himself in an accident on the way to work.
Marwick told NBR he going about 45km on his bike, which has a camera mounted to the handle bars, when this happened:
The press gallery reporter wound up in hospital with a smashed wrist (although as a bonus, he has perfect documentary footage for his insurance company).
Late today, he was still waiting for surgery.
"May need to have a chat with Tony Ryall about waiting times," he quipped on Twitter.
Inspirationally, Marwick vowed the accident would not ruin his participation in Beehive Christmas festivities.
"I will be attending the gallery party," he tweeted.
"You only need one arm to drink."
Mr Marwick is the second journalist to be hospitalised in recent days.
A high-profile print reporter is still recovering after a kitchen accident saw him spill water from boiling spuds onto both feet.
His socks had to be cut off by emergency services. Skin grafts were required.
Marwick after the accident
Marwick tweeted in response to this article:
"[The] driver rang my partner today. Asked if my bike was OK, didn't ask about my wellbeing tho."
The ZB man's accident has sparked a lot of comments about the place of cyclists on the road and where/how they ride. See comments below, plus Lance Wiggs' commentary and frame-by-frame breakdown of the collision here.
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