Saint Cruise of Taranaki
Tom Cruise – Taranaki’s favourite adoptive son – has come to the financial aid of a local school. The Edge radio station had offered $5,000 to whoever could get the Hollywood star on air. Cruise promptly called in and offered to match the price if stakes were upped to $7,000. He then donated his prize-money to Urenui junior school, which has been fundraising for an outside shelter.