30 March 2008

Putting Motueka on the map

But not for the best reasons - the addled complaint by a Motueka orchard worker to local police that he had been 'raped by a wombat' (mitigated only by his proviso that 'apart from speaking Australian now, I'm pretty alright you know') has been reported across the world. Doubtless the logical next step for the local worthies would be to erect a statue of a giant wombat on the outskirts of town. Not that we should be encouraging people to make light of sexual assaults by marsupials, far from it.

- 'Wombat hoax story hits world headlines', Nelson Mail, 29 March 2008

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