Kiwi sent to pig farm after insulting police
31st January 2009
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Having just got back from NZ, here's another story about Kiwis that caught my eye:

A 22 year old New Zealand man has been ordered to spend a day at a pig farm after calling police officers 'pigs' and has also been ordered to write an essay about the difference between pigs and police officers. He was charged with using offensive language after hurling abuse at police during a trip to Auckland.

Tauranga District Court ordered him to spend a day at a pig farm and present a short essay on his experiences said The Bay of Plenty Times. The paper went on to say that he wrote: "I was very, very drunk. I have stopped drinking because of what happened. I have wasted the police's time and my time."

However, he did say that the word pig was found in the Oxford dictionary and was often used to describe police although he added that he had learned 'that there is nothing at all in common with a pig and an officer'.

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