A man serving a custodial sentence under house arrest has asked to be taken to prison because he was bored of playing his Xbox.
The newspaper said that the 19-year-old had already served 10 months of his 11-month home detention term when he made the request.
Senior Constable Paul Nicholas of Whangarei police said the man had simply "run out of Xbox games to play".
He told police that unless he was taken to jail he would break the terms of his home detention.
He got his wish, and is now in Ngawha Prison.
More than 200 people in the Northland area are under house arrest, partly due to the fact it is almost four times cheaper according to local news.