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Setting sail for school video

Luca Beihenert, 12, lives on a yacht in the harbour, and takes a dingy, then cycles to Nelson Intermediate School every day.

One Nelson student's daily journey to school is a little bit different to the usual bus, bike or car trip.

A cruise in a hearse

Derek Hampstead, daughter Jazz and sister Catherine Kahukiwa, took part in the annual Rest Home Run in a funeral car.

"Might as well take a ride while you're alive."

Lake's portal to another dimension video

Lake Berryessa in California has a 21 metre diameter hole in it to help when water gets too high.

Heavy rains in US trigger giant whirlpool, as 7.5 million litres of water a minute disappear.

More than "conventional antiques"

Ray says west Aucklanders are an imaginative people and it takes unique things to impress them.

Keeping it unique is the name of the game says antique shop owner Ray.

A succulent sight to behold

Gaye Mullin's agave geminiflora is so big it's difficult to photograph.

 This gardener got a bit of surprise when her plant started growing and didn't stop.

Closure for cat lover

Jane Chapman, with her kitten Artimus, was overwhelmed the council had her dead cat, Rupert's body so she could farewell it.

She got the chance to say goodbye to her moggy because the pound still had it in the freezer.

Astronomical poo problem solved

Hugh McCarroll was thrilled to have his design acknowledged.

The dark side of the moon walk needed a solution and Hugh McCarroll had one.

Home's suspicious gnomes video

The "gnominator" was among the recovered garden ornaments.

Huge haul of garden gnomes found in Hawke's Bay home has been linked to meth dealing.

Man or magpie?

Derek Andrews keeps almost every man made object he finds on Mt Taranaki.

He's climbed Mt Taranaki 743 times and collected a bag full of junk on each trip.

'The steaks were high'

Cows check out some grass in a post by Waikato police.

Top cow-cannabis caption submission blazes through the opposition.

Giraffe on the move video

Mtundu travels through Auckland on the first stage of his journey to Sydney.

Auckland drivers got a surprise as Mtundu the giraffe hit the road.

Town's massive watermelon fight video

According to organisers, attendees ate more than 800 melons and smashed another 1100.

Ravaged, skiied on and smashed: How playing with fruit became more profitable than selling them.

Broken arm following steer attack

A man suffered a broken arm after he was attacked by a steer on his cattle truck.

Instead of going into the meat works quietly, this steer attacked the driver dropping it off.

Cafe shoots to fame in mix-up

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Stock Photo - White empty plate with fork and knife on wood table.

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Small-town eatery in France that usually serves tradesmen accidentally awarded Michelin star.

Cruising the Waikato River

"There's plenty of room for activities," Tim Riddell says.

"There's plenty of room for activities."

Itching to get stitching

A continued workshop will be held at Katey Pittwood's family home, which was formerly a funeral home.

Did you know sewing was trendy?

Billboard storm in a C-cup

Designer Direct's infamous billboard has been sold. Designer Direct owner Michael Adams hands over to new owner Tim Harris.

Too saucy for some residents, a former councillor purchased the Bull's billboard.

Kazakh chef brings slice of home to Kiwi classic video

Chef Raha Assilbekov says he wants to give Kiwis a taste of Kazakhstan with BLD Cafe.

Forget mince and cheese - try a Kiwi-Kazakh chicken and potato pie in Glendene.

Loader stranded off Kapiti

A loader stranded off the coast of Paekakariki on Thursday.

'There in the incoming tide, was a loader.'

Shirley you can't be serious?

Members of the Otago/Southland Shirley Club met in Roxburgh on Wednesday.
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Large group of people named Shirley meet for a cuppa in Central Otago.

Will ewe be my Valentine? video

None of the production animals taken to the council's shelter are put down.

Rose-adorned sheep to declare love on Valentines? Just another job for animal management.

'Egg whites not injurious'

A photo from the 1950 Kapi Mana News for The Way We Were feature, February 2017 Porirua

Add cheese to your banana salad - and other tips from the 1950s Kapi-Mana News.

Maximum style, miniature size

Mid-century mini for the small and stylish.

Home decor on a seriously great yet super tiny scale.

Hitchhiking through Iran at 70 video

Ahmed Asgher says he is not worried about his safety because he only expects the best from people.

No golf, gardening or bowls: It's off to the world's trouble spots for retired backpacking Aucklander.

Is Crown Lynn in?

Collectibles at Te Toi Uku Crown Lynn and Clayworks Museum. 
McCahon-Jones says the swap meet will have 17 stall holders ...

Crown Lynn is not just for your nana - millennials are very keen on the Kiwi classic too, museum curator says.

Portaloo falls from truck, hits car

The portaloo fell from a truck and hit a car.

A portaloo fell from from a truck and hit a car in Central Otago on Tuesday.

Police rescue tipsy hedgehog

The long arm of the law comes to the rescue of a hedgehog with a pottle stuck on its head.

A hedgehog, suspected of drunkenness with a yoghurt pottle on its head, has been given a stern talking to.

Strip club fire

New Plymouth's only strip club was the scene of a small fire on Saturday night.

The temperature started to rise at a city strip club but not for the reasons you might think.

'A treasure hunter at heart'

Vaughan Morresey consults a book all about different styles of bottles which are known to exist in the world.

 It began as a schoolboy but the bottle collecting bug has lasted decades for one man.

That's one big family photo

More than 500 members of the Ren family, spanning seven generations, turned up for the reunion.

About 500 people in China will have quite some zooming in to do after they reunited for a Lunar New Year photo.

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