Yes, I went to bed early(ish) and woke up early, ready as I could be for the onslaught.
No, it was not an audio problem on 3AW — I was half asleep at 6:25am when I spoke to them. “Government” is a particularly tricky word at that time of the morning.
Yes, I’d woken up by the time I spoke to the others just after 7.
No, I am not a morning person.
As for the story itself, it’s a little lesson in what the prominence of a headline can do. Apparently until Sunday night it hadn’t been planned to be a big thing, but someone decided it should have the front page. Sometimes it’s like real estate: location, location, location. It got the Minister out to talk to the pack about it, got the TV and radio and online media all chasing it, and kept going all day.
And it’s all part of keeping the pressure on the government to actually fix the problems. (Hey, we can hope, can’t we?)