Labour's new Education spokesman Chris Hipkins is getting his reddened locks lopped off today in the name of Shave for a Cure, and good on him.
But he may have erred in asking David Shearer to do the honours:
You know the rules; keep 'em short, pithy, to the point and most of all amusing, and don't get unnecessarily personal; ginga jokes are so last year! Other than that, you're merely limited by your imagination.
Go on; just like David the Shearer, you know you want to...