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Posted 02/10/99

The Sunday News (Auckland)
01/17/99
By WOODHAM Kerre
Page 11

EXCERPT

COMMENTARY
Upon the news that Britain's Royal Mail will be releasing a postage stamp on New Year's Day 2000 of actress Ena Sharples, this paper suggests tongue-in-cheek that NZ release a stamp of Lucy Lawless the same day.

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[snip]

APPARENTLY New Zealand Post is
planning a special stamp to be released on New Year's Day 2000.

   Britain's Royal Mail is coming out with one too, and they're one step ahead
of us. They've already selected the face to take Cool Britannia to the new
millennium.

   And doesn't it say a lot about the Mother Country that the face they've
chosen belongs to the Coronation Street character Ena Sharples, that
razor-tongued hairnetted old boiler with a mortgage on a seat in the Snug.

   One can only hope that New Zealand Post has the wit and wisdom to select
Lucy Lawless to represent our fair isles. Brave, beautiful, intelligent and
sensitive - the Warrior Princess is person to take us boldly forward into a new
age.

   And let's face it - who would you rather press your lips to? Xena or Ena?

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