young gun(s)は「若き経営者、エリート、大物、やり手」という意味です。本文中のemerging breed of business people and entrepreneursが、これを説明しています。そうそう、映画 Top Gunのあれです。
You can almost feel the air humming around Hamilton these days - and it's not just from the earthmovers and road graders and rerouted traffic, as we pick our way around daily-changing detours and increasing congestion.
Hamilton is growing up fast.
While we curse and gripe as "peak" traffic times stretch, those returning to the Waikato from a few years away marvel at the changes and celebrate the city's new pizzazz, while new developments and big projects seem to be unveiled weekly.
In Saturday's Waikato Times was news of a bold project by the Mystery Events Centre and today we learn of a major plan for Hamilton International Airport, both sure to lift our profile nationally and offshore.
But along with the new energy comes the need to lose the slightly apologetic air we carry around for loving living in Hamilton, the slightly defensive tone we adopt when justifying why we do live here ("it's close to everywhere else") and the inclination to hang on to wounds like the V8 race debacle and old resentments and make a meal of it. As the new Mystery Creek chief executive, Jon Calder, a returned and passionate Waikato son, says, "it's time to move on, to find new events that we can be very proud of".
Calder is one of an emerging breed of business people and entrepreneurs in Hamilton keen to spotlight Hamilton's advantages, to reconnect with the city, to move forward rather than look back, to nurture city pride.
More importantly, these people are talking to each other. Brainstorming, looking for opportunities to help always positive, always aspiring.
Not for personal gain though that will come if they do a good job but to celebrate the potential offered by living and working in Hamilton.
Tainui Group Holdings' Mike Pohio, the Property Council's Graham Dwyer, and Hamilton Airport's Chris Doak are others with an infectious positivity and a vision for Hamilton's future, while getting on with their day jobs. And there are many others energising the city but flying below the radar. A new breed of leaders is among us.
PS 今思いだしたのですが、確かYoung Gunsという映画もあったような...調べてみてください。