The first recorded appearance of Hypnostag was to a tramper in the Kaweka Ranges. As you can see in the artist's impression, the tramper is setting up camp for the night, and has already laid the foundations for the columns and the flying buttresses. Behind him, the horse is dragging the rest of the blocks up the path. Some people like to go tramping without assembling a prefabricated Gothic chapel every night but if you ask me there is NO POINT ROUGHING IT.
Mesmerised by Hypnostag's uncanny powers, the tramper found himself under a geas never again to pay for his drinks and to rely on the generosity of others. Least as, that's Another Kiwi's story.
I thought it was bad enough when Shrek the Sheep became a media sensation with his own radio show and regular appearances on TV. Now it's ridiculous.
Yes, we do have TV in New Zealand! We use the screen's electrostatic charge to stick the cut-out fuzzy-felt characters to it and then the people in the household take turns moving them about according to the instructions in that week's Listener.