10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
In Temuka a pair of hardy lads were arrested for joy riding. Joy riding with a difference. You see, the lads whipped a tractor. A tractor with a front-loader and headed off on their merry way causing over NZ$6,000 worth of damage.
And then there was the poor unfortunate who was jailed for falsifying details on a resume that helped him land a job at the new Maori television channel. It seems the judge took exception to his fabricating a CV that earned him the high profile, high paying position. And when the defendant claimed to have no home in which to serve home detention or even no base for periodic detention, then the judge found a place for him - Jail.
And guess what? It seems that while he was in the job as Head of Maori Television, he was doing a good job.
And what do know but aren't the teachers out here up in arms over the latest pay offer and further strikes are expected. Teachers in one College wore black T-shirts carrying the word 'Slave'. There is no truth in the rumour that the students wore T-shirts carrying the word 'Goody'.
Ah sure, it could only happen in New Zealand.