WIVES BRIEFED: About 250 wives and partners gathered at a community hall in Linton yesterday to be briefed on what their loved ones will face during the next nine months in East Timor.
KIWI SPY: New Zealand diplomat Paddy Costello was one of the KGB’s top 10 agents during the early part of the Cold War according to a British academic.
PIERCING: A Christchurch man has set the world record for the number of body piercings. He has 75 piercings in various places, including 15 in his scrotum.
QUAKES: Around 25 small quakes rattled Rotorua yesterday, with the highest 3.2 on the Richter scale. The quakes were normal according to the Geological and Nuclear Sciences Institute.
KAKAPO: New Zealand’s native parrot, the Kakapo, could be given Viagra-type treatment in an attempt to keep the species safe from extinction according to DOC.
WEDDING: A New Zealand Army Corporal moved his wedding forward three months before he had to leave for East Timor.
POLITICAL WEEK: With Victoria Main – Five Get Set For Rippingly Liberalised Free Trade Deal.
PURGE PARASITES: Winston Peters says it is time for a revolution to purge the highly paid ‘parasites’ from the public service.