Background: The Herald has had a whole sequence of stories, including two on the front page, about the decision of the city council to stop mowing the ‘berms’, the strips of grass between the road and sidewalk.
Additional background: the Mayor of Auckland is one Len Brown.
O Lenny Boy, the berms, the berms need mowing
From Glen to Lynn, and down Mt Eden side
The winter’s gone, and all the grass is growing
’Tis you, ’tis you must mow, and let us bide
And come ye back, at two or three week intervals
Or when the weeds and clover start to show
The grass will grow, in sunshine or in shadow
O Lenny Boy, we pay our rates, and you must mow