1. trucky's Avatar
    The Rock FM in New Zealand sparks outrage with 'win a wife' competition

    A competition set up by New Zealand radio station The Rock FM, giving listeners the chance to win a wife, has sparked outrage.

    The Rock FM in New Zealand is offering listeners the chance to 'win a wife' (Pic: The Rock FM)

    The contest involves the winner flying to Ukraine to pick their future wife from a bride agency as well as providing spending money and 12 nights accommodation.

    The radio station has advertised the competition on its website, and even mocked those who have criticised the controversial prize.

    It's actually going to happen. And oh boy are there going to be some people with their panties in a twist over this one, the statement reads.

    The Rock is giving away a wife! But we're not going to give this opportunity to just anybody... to weed out the no-hopers and time-wasters, we've developed the application form below. If you're interested in holy matrimony with a potentially hot foreign chick, fill it out to the best of your abilities.

    If we pick you, you'll be heading to the Ukraine with 12 nights accommodation with $2000 spending money to meet the lucky lady!

    Not to be put off by the complaints, numerous men have entered the competition and appear happy to have their profiles shown on the radios website.

    Defending the station, The Rock FM program director, Brad King, told the New Zealand Press Association the competition was a bit of a laugh.

    At the end of the day, it's up to both people if they decide to get married and return to New Zealand. We're not actually marrying anyone or bringing women back to New Zealand, he said.

    Others though are less than impressed and social activist Sue Bradford said the competition took commercial radio to new depths.

    It is unusual and somewhat disturbing that a commercial entity would commercialise what should be one of the most meaningful human relationships and actually offer it as a prize for a radio show, she added.

    The competition is set to close on February 28.
    02-10-11 11:39 AM
  2. highjakker's Avatar
    wait....that's a "prize" in new zealand? i'd hate to see what the losers get.....
    02-10-11 12:12 PM
  3. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I dunno who I feel more sorry for, the guys who enter or the wife one wins.

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    02-11-11 01:29 AM
  4. CatElVal's Avatar
    Kinda sad, really. I hope the guy that wins gets a nice babushka type.

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    02-13-11 08:12 PM
  5. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Valentines gift for my wife: A one way ticket to the Ukraine.
    02-13-11 09:21 PM
  6. therealeskimo's Avatar
    she looks quite hot other than her face
    03-06-11 06:53 AM
  7. mark_rivers19's Avatar
    Don't we have it here in the states? it's called the Bachelor.. and the Bachelorette.
    03-06-11 07:03 AM
  8. TeaBoy's Avatar
    Wow, that is very intresting.
    03-06-11 11:44 PM
  9. jlb21's Avatar
    duh, winning!
    03-07-11 10:28 AM