Dan Carter's international rugby career may be in hiatus since he ruptured his Achilles in January,

It's a WAGs to riches story. While Dan Carter's international rugby career may be in hiatus since he ruptured his Achilles in January, Honor Dillon's newfound vocation as a sexy lingerie model is just heating up.

Following in the footsteps of Ali Williams' WAG girlfriend, sometime model and sometime pole dancer Casey Green, Black Sticks glamour star Dillon - who has 54 international caps under her belt - has scored big time with her saucy new role as a Jockey model for their latest Get Ready campaign.

As these two billboard images show, her taut tummy and pert cleavage make her the perfect WAG model. But will it last? Unlikely.

The 27-year-old already holds a lucrative day job as a beer brand manager for Tui, plus she's facing the Aussies next month in a grueling match in Invercargill for the Oceania Cup.

Carter has a long relationship with Jockey and he joins other top sportsmen, such as Zinzan Brooke, Matthew Ridge, Chris Cairns, Danny Morrison, Ian Ferguson and Paul McDonald, who have all donned a pair of jocks for the camera.

Shock jock upsets gay community

Last week, controversial RadioLive talkback host John Tamihere was calling on Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen's gay fashion model character from the self-titled movie Bruno) to add some light-hearted relief to the latest developments following a radio show on June 16 in which Tamihere criticised the gay lifestyle.

Tamihere, an outspoken broadcaster, told Spy last week: "there is a disproportionate budget allocation from health, education and welfare directed towards the gay community and I have nothing more to add that hasn't already been said by Bruno."

Perhaps Tamihere had nothing more to add because he'd already voiced his opinions... loudly on air, and later in his newspaper column, in which he described the fervent response to that radio show as "an orchestrated campaign by the gay community to shut me up".

"RadioLive," Tamihere continued, "has received a plethora of Broadcasting Standards Authority complaints. These are all essentially the same indicating an organised response."

MediaWorks legal counsel Clare Bradley confirmed 16 complaints had been laid against Tamihere following the show.

RadioLive's Mitch Harris said most of those protests stemmed from gay activists. "After successfully lobbying the government," Harris said, "gay activists have turned their attention to John. We are well used to those tiresome and co-ordinated attacks by the gay community. Their response is always disproportionate compared to anyone else on talkback."

It's fair to say talkback is home to freedom of speech, but does it have a free licence to insult?

Harris says RadioLive broadcasters voice their opinions and inspire debate. "We are equal opportunity abusers," he joked.

So, what did Tamihere and guest co-host Leo Molloy say on June 16 that was so offensive and provoked such an attack from the gay community?

The topic du jour was Glenn Mills, the man charged with knowingly infecting other men with HIV. Among the most outrageous comments during the broadcast was one by a caller who said: "All homosexual people should be given the bash". Tamihere cut off the caller.

Tamihere said: "Obviously not all gays are raving lunatics that are right into promiscuity, right? But it would appear that a big number are".

Molloy referred to "bummers" and suggested "we could transfer all the homosexuals over to Australia to give them one more pest".

Last week MediaWorks radio standards committee ruled that it did "not consider that the material broadcast was socially irresponsible. Talk radio carries with it a significant expectation that outrageous and contentious views will be expressed."

However, the committee did uphold complaints that certain comments discriminated against, and denigrated, the gay community.

The committee and RadioLive management counselled Tamihere regarding "the expression of his views on the gay community" and have not invited Molloy back to the station.

Harris told Spy he didn't reprimand Tamihere for his comments "but we did have a chat about it." He confirmed Molloy - Julie Christie's brother - will not be hosting any programmes at the station in the future.

"Leo used language of the street," Harris said. "He is not experienced in broadcasting and he overstepped the mark. He will not be working at RadioLive again." Tamihere said: "there is a possibility Leo got carried away, I accept that."

Molloy said:"I don't resile from my position one ounce, I just told the truth. I hope I raised the public consciousness a little and embarrassed the bummers and those who protect them, and I hope I saved a life. Whilst I may be the sacrificial lamb of the management of RadioLive, that too merely amuses me as it shows how weak they are when they capitulate to a cowardly homosexual lobby group that prefers to attack the messenger of truth."

Will this be the end of the matter? Let's hope so, though Tamihere isn't holding his breath.

"The last time the gay community had a crack at me," Tamihere wrote in a Sunday newspaper, "it was directed through the Aids Foundation. I suggest the foundation use the money it receives from the Government to combat Aids and help relieve suffering rather than waste its time on fishing expeditions against me."

The 16 complainants have the right to go to the Broadcasting Standards Authority by August 14 for further investigation if they feel the matter has not been dealt with adequately. As of last week, the BSA confirmed no complaints had been laid.

Rachel Glucina
Pictured: Dan Carter and Honor Dillon. Photos / supplied