It was “the picture that scandalised New Zealand”.
The photograph, showing a young bride, Katrina Hayman, taking a drink from (shock!) a bottle of beer at the Taranaki Bride of the Year event, appeared on the front page of the Taranaki Daily News, sparking a minor storm – among the readers of the Taranaki Daily News. (Read the editor’s reflections here.)
But apart from that, it didn’t cause much of a ripple in New Zealand – this one small piece on the TVNZ site notwithstanding.
But in the hands of the world’s favourite online newspaper, the country had been scandalised. Bride, beer, brouhaha. It just fit the bill.