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More weird kiwi stuff

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    Those kiwis are changing the world. It will be "Could only happen in NZ" from now on. Or maybe this is the level of big 'news' over there. I remember the 50 rampaging Santas in Wellington; a motor vehicle company giving away a free goat with every ute sold; the guy charged with assault using a hedgehog; the cat that cusses all the cuzes; the DUI charge on a lawnmower....

    Dog crashes ute into cafe
    By New Zealand correspondent Kerri Ritchie

    A New Zealand dog had a lucky escape after taking its owner's ute for a drive and crashing into a cafe.

    It seems Wilco, a staffordshire-ridgeback cross, got tired of waiting for his owner, who had ducked into a shop in the South Island town of Cromwell.

    Wilco pushed the gear stick into drive and the vehicle rolled about 15 metres before crashing into the Fusee Rouge Cafe.

    Cafe owner Jacynda Wallace said it was a big shock.

    "The dog was in the truck and the man was on the phone ringing his insurance company," she said.

    "Everyone is talking about it. Lots of people from Auckland are talking about it and TV One, TV3 have rung me."

    Ms Wallace says the front doors of her cafe will have to be replaced but she might name a sandwich after Wilco.
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
      Clearly not a lot else happens over there, particularly in the week after the All Blecks have coughed up the tir-Nations trophy, beaten by the Boks for 3 Tests in a row for the first time in 60 years.

    (Useless fact: The 1949 all Blecks also suffered the ignominy of losing a Test Series to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).  10-8 in Bulawayo and 3-3 in Salisbury, the stuff of legend).
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,886 /65
    The Dog was extremely lucky his owner isn't Tongan

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