Oddstuff

Shot theory no joke

Jim Morton lost his left eye, on the right of this photo as you look at it, in a shooting incident. A Fish and Game ...

All hunters should start wearing safety glasses, says man who claims shot can ricochet off of ducks.

Asking to visit the Queen

Greg Agnew and Nicole DeSonier-Agnew on the lawn at Buckingham Palace.

He wanted to go to the Queen's garden party with Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton. So he asked - and was allowed in.

Busman's holiday gets beached video

Jeff Leeden got his 1964 VAL Bedford bus, Chubby Cheeks, stuck in the sand on Oreti Beach.

Aussies thought they'd take their housebus for a jaunt on the sands. This was nearly its final stop.

A scene of destruction

Principal Delwyn Riding said pupils were shocked by the destruction caused by vandals at their school last week.

Vandals caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and left a huge swastika in a primary school's playing field.

Sale from beyond the grave

The Tariki Hall committee members want to sell the hall and give the proceeds to charity because the income doesn't meet ...

To sell this rural hall, permission was needed from the original trustees - who have long been dead.

Lego Porsche disintegrates in crash-test video

The Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS disintegrates on impact during a crash-test.

No mini-figures were harmed during the making of this video.

Crash motorcyclist hands himself in

A damaged motorcycle was abandoned by its rider following an accident in Hawera on Wednesday.

Speeding motorcyclist crashes into van - then gets into it to flee the scene.

Frank's shed comes down

Frank Amor's shed was described as an eyesore by one neighbour.

Frank loved his shed. The council did not. After 30 years it is finally gone.

Rodent's rampage proves costly video

Highlands Park home owner Brian Turner has had rats chewing through water pipes in the ceiling of his house causing flooding.

A rat doing a bit of DIY dentistry has cost a man $8000 for repairs to water pipes.

Illegal Aussie now in captivity

A fugitive Australian Water Dragon (Physignathus lesuerii) was captured in Papaitonga Scenic Reserve north of Kapiti.

Fugitive Aussie water dragon captured after jaunt around Horowhenua.

Fancy a round with Jordie Barrett

The chance to play golf with Jordie Barrett is being auctioned off.

How much would you pay to play golf with Jordie Barrett?

The loose-lipped hairdressing councillor

Councillor Graham Kelly was suspended from two council committees after the report was discussed.

A hairdressing councillor landed himself in hot water for discussing confidential information while giving people haircuts.

Sinkhole outside Trump's resort video

A small sinkhole opened up outside Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and the jokes began in earnest.

A sinkhole opens up outside the US President's Mar-a-Lago getaway and the jokes begin in earnest.

We're playing Monopoly wrong video

The origins of Monopoly come from economist Henry George's book Progress and Poverty.

It turns out tears, anger and frustration are intended consequences of the popular board game.

Walking sticks go walkabout

Tiki Raumati with his carved walking stick during a powhiri at Owae Marae, Waitara, in 2012.

The tale of two Taranaki men, at opposite sides of the region, who lost their walking sticks.

Trump and the mystery orb

Donald Trump put his hands on a glowing orb at the opening of the Global Centre for Combatting Extremist Ideology in ...

US President's face glows as he "summons the forces of Sauron" during bizarre ribbon cutting.

MP's string of bad luck

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young has been having a bad week.

He's been in an emergency landing, a house fire and a near miss on the road. Has Jonathan Young's streak of bad luck ended?

Wedding bridge smashed by truck

The historic Bertrand Rd bridge is closed after being severely damaged on Saturday.

The driver may have been trying to save 30 minutes when they destroyed a bridge nearly 100 years old.

Sea gives back

Mike Townsend lost his Pelican waterproof security box in the Kaipara Harbour on April 9. Almost a month later, it ...

A Niwa marine ecologist lost his vital items in the Kaipara Harbour but after a month at sea they came back.

Quacking mad protest

More than hundred ducks floating in potholes in  Oxfordshire village Steeple Aston.

Ruffled residents in England fill potholes with rubber ducks, accusing council of ducking safety issue.

Annual Naki Run Amuck

The Naki Run Amuck mud run was held at Urenui beach.  Thing 1,  Kyla Hamblyn, and Thing 2, Jo McGlone, are seen near the ...

The sun shone in Urenui as hundreds ran through the mud in the annual Naki Run Amuck on Sunday.

Man chokes on sausage, crashes car

Sausages - as dangerous as cellphones in the hands of the wrong motorists.

Australian man's day goes from bad to wurst after he chokes on banger and crashes borrowed car.

Portaloo firms flush thanks to Trump

US President Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to boost economic growth. When it comes to Washington's portaloo ...

Influx of protesters - and their bodily needs - has put wind in the sails of Washington's portaloo sector.

Cars with really weird doors

You could legally drive the BMW Z1 with the doors retracted. Any takers?

Five cars where you deserve a gold medal just for working out how to get in.

Chunky monkey put on diet

"Uncle Fat" weighs about three times as much as he should.

"Uncle Fat" rescued after gorging on junk food and making his monkey minions feed him.

Fruit of the loins

Fancy a feijoa, anyone?

 A phallic-shaped piece of fruit is causing quite a stir in a Waikato household.

Double-bogey and a dip video

Golfer David Wicks takes one for the team, who helpfully stand about and point their clubs at the place where his ball ...

"Nice inflatable and a Diet Coke" would have been nice, says golfer who was forced to pond-dive for his ball.

Road signs to nowhere

Road signs to nowhere on the corner of Horotiu Bridge and River roads in Horotiu.

There was a simple explanation - it was the wind.

Trap and wash that sneeze video

Randwick Park School students are learning a lot about how to stop spreading infectious flu germs.

A group of south Auckland school kids are determined to keep the germs at bay - so they've created a "dab" dance.

The Simpsons for sale

This Trade Me auction offers up a life-sized model of the Simpson family.

Want life-size Simpsons in your living room? Check out this Trade Me auction.

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