The Herald carries the story of Hamish Chang and his tinfoil-wrapped bedroom, courtesy of his Dunedin flatmates - read on:
Hamish Chang has revenge on his mind, after returning home to his student flat in Dunedin to find his every worldly possession tightly wrapped in tinfoil.
The prank was sprung by Mr Chang's flatmates when he arrived home on Sunday to his George St flat from a week in Christchurch and pushed open the door to his bedroom.
Inside was the gleaming, shiny handiwork that had taken his five flatmates - and another friend - more than a week, 600m of foil and 30 hours of labour to complete.
No matter how big or small, hardly a single item of Mr Chang's property had escaped the tinfoil treatment - from the walls and ceiling to his desk, bed and pillows, and even the individual pins holding up the posters on his walls.
"The attention to detail here has been outstanding," Mr Chang, 20, a third-year accounting student, said yesterday.
The shiny stunt has already attracted national attention, featuring on last night's TVNZ One News bulletin and on the 3 News website.
One of Mr Chang's flatmates, Vinnie Schumacher, 21, a third-year law student from Wellington, said the flatmates set to work on October 17 and worked for a few hours each day.
For novelty value, this story is right up there. It made both major news bulletins last night, and we have to say, the flatmates did an outstanding job! But how the heck could impoverished students afford all that tinfoil?
Anyway, Hamish Chnag has taken the prank in good spirits, but has vowed revenge. Let us take this opportu nity to remind him of the old adage; revenge is a dish best served cold!