Steamers’ Managers Nude Quake Experience
Bay of Plenty Steamers' Managers were forced into an unforgettable situation when the Christchurch quake hit. They were recovering in bed after the team lost against Canterbury on Friday, when they got the 4.35am wake up call. Coach Sean Horan says one of the managers, who doesn't wear clothes to bed, took shelter in the doorway of the bathroom with another colleague. He says they were too busy keeping safe to realise they were huddling, stark naked. Coach Sean Horan says it will be a memorable and ‘infamous’ trip for the team.
‘Disaster Kit’ Reminder for Bay Locals
Bay of Plenty residents are being reminded to be prepared for a natural disaster, in light of the Canterbury earthquake. The region is prone to earthquakes and residents are encouraged to stock up on bottled water, canned food and torches over the next day. You can find more information at www.getthru.govt.nz
Horticulture Industry Seeks Food Bill Exemption
The Horticulture industry is hoping to be exempt from additional compliance costs under the Food Bill. Kiwifruit Growers Association says they've written submissions to the Government, along with Zespri and Horticulture New Zealand. CEO Mike Chapman says they already follow strict protocols in order to sell the fruit to overseas supermarkets. He says further programmes would duplicate what is already in place.
Puppies Latest 'Nigerian Scam'
A Tauranga dog lover has snapped a con artist's attempt to siphon money through puppy advertisements. Ads placed in various New Zealand newspapers seek owners for two English bulldogs. They state potential owners can place $400 in a bank account, for the puppies to be sent to our shores, from Nigeria. According to reports, a Welcome Bay man sent probing emails to the man advertising the dogs ‘Reverend Richard’ which made him go to ground. He says others could easily be lured into the scam.