Laura Langman reunited with gold medal
New Zealand netballer Laura Langman has been reunited with her 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medal, stolen in a burglary just over a year ago. The medal was found by a carpenter cleaning a place in an Auckland state house last week. Laura said she was "absolutely ecstatic" at the news the medal had been recovered. It sported a few marks as the thief had apparently tried to scratch the medal to see if it was real gold. Laura's Tamahere home, nine kilometres south east of Hamilton, was burgled in February last year. Burglary squad Sergeant Bruce Bogan said a 27-year-old Hamilton man was arrested in November last year after the recovery of Laura's two bedside drawers. The man is defending the various charges, including burglary.