Expatriate New Zealander Max Barrett, who lost his cool over an Australian TV
ad poking fun at the Kiwi accent, has admitted charges of common assault and
using offensive language.
Barrett also pleaded guilty to misusing a telecommunications service when he
appeared in Griffith Local Court on Wednesday, a court spokeswoman told NZ
No pleas were entered on other charges he faces - intimidation, resisting
arrest and intimidating police - and his case was adjourned to August 29.
Barrett, 44, took umbrage at a furniture retailer's ad on the WIN regional
television network featuring two animated kookaburras saying "Yeah, bro", "Sweet
as, bro" and "Choice, bro" with New Zealand accents.
What a silly bugger he turned out to be! http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/14202652/kiwi-admits-assault-over-ad-mocking-accent/