Oddstuff

Duck, duck, loose video

A few cars had to duck out of the way.

A giant inflatable duck decided to wing it out of Glasgow during a typical Scottish storm.

Palmy taxi: $1609 to the airport

The actual cost of a taxi from the centre of Palmerston North to the airport is about $20.

All he wanted to do was "escape" Palmerston North but the quote for the taxi was out of control.

No, don't drill your iPhone video

Reaching for the drill? Don't do it.

YouTube video shows how to add a "heaphone jack" on the iPhone 7 - but it's not all that it seems.

How man got parking fine waived

A Dunedin man got creative in his effort to get off a $40 parking ticket.

His gripping apocalypse-themed letter to Dunedin council to explain why he shouldn't have to pay was a winner.

Owls, snakes join cat cafes

Tourists from Taiwan and other customers pose for a photograph with an owl at an animal cafe in Osaka.

Having a frappucino with a feline is one thing, but fancy an espresso with a snake too?

It turns out fish can sing

Fish take part in a dawn chorus just like birds, scientists have found.

The ocean might seem like a quiet place, but listen carefully and you might just hear a choir of fish. 

Winning personalities of rocks

Do you see a female rock or a male rock?

When is a rock "emotionally distinct"? Welcome to the most absurd, strange and curious research of the year.

Postie fired for hoarding mail

West Aucklanders are finally getting thousands of mail items.

Some 2500 pieces of mail were found at the Auckland postie's house.

Gyms react to posing ban video

Is posing intimidating or inspiring?

"If posing is what floats your boat then go for it."

Pop-ups and paddleboard yoga gallery video

SUP yoga teacher Megan Sety on a board designed specifically for yoga and pilates.

You don't have to leave Wellington's CBD for activities these school holidays.

Cat bag snapped up video

Claire Third wearing the handbag, which is made from a stray cat.

The bidding got fierce, but the controversial taxidermy "fashion" item has a new owner. How much did they pay?

The mystery of the missing trees

Opunake resident Kelly Knadle wants more of a clifftop shelter belt  cut back and the area developed to enhance the views.

They were protecting the town from the wind, but someone's cut them down - probably for the view.

Redbacks' brutal sex lives video

The gruesome and sexually cannibalistic redback spider.

Female redback spiders like to indulge in "copulatory cannibalism" - a fancy phrase for eating your partner after sex.

From kitchen table to auction video

Christchurch artist Claire Third displays one of her hybrid taxidermy pieces.

Meet the woman behind the 'cat bag' causing a stir on Trade Me.

Cops called over porky hamster

A man told an emergency operator his ex-girlfriend was over feeding their hamster. File picture.

A man reported his ex to British police for making their hamster fat, in just one of thousands of time-wasting calls.

Cat out of the bag

Taxidermy items on sale on Trade Me.

A bag made from a taxidermy cat is sure to turn heads. But is it poor taste?

An appeal to jam with Tori Kelly

Candy Tusini-Rex is pursuing her dreams by hopefully one day soon jamming with Tori Kelly.

Youth worker Candy Tusini-Rex wants to inspire teens to follow their dreams, so she's practicing what she preaches.

DeLorean caught at 'time travel' speed

Doc Brown and Marty McFly with a time travelling DeLorean in a scene from the cult film Back to the Future.

Man busted speeding in classic Back to the Future-style DeLorean says "I wasn't trying to time travel".

Naked Sunday stroll

Police are looking for the nude runners but local shopkeepers haven't seen Shannon's streakers.

A group of men running through town has prompted a complaint to the police.

Talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate video

It was no holds bard on the costumes for the annual Talk Like a Pirate pub crawl.

One pirate claimed he had come forward from 1855 to celebrate Talk like a Pirate Day.

Daredevil rockets over canyon

Evel Knievel's jump failed, but it became legendary.

Stuntman Eddie Braun soared over Snake River Canyon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel.

Cat plays fetch like a dog video

Family plays fetch with their pet cat – as their dog sits idly by and watches the fun.

Joyride in 'snorkel' rental car

The silver Subaru that was modified and taken off-road near Queenstown.

They rented a car, added a "snorkel'' and went off-roading before being forced to buy the car.

Dunedin adult store robbed

The large window of Peaches & Cream in Dunedin was broken in a smash and grab and lingerie was taken off a mannequin.

"They could have put it on layby," says store manager, after someone took off with lingerie from a mannequin.

Chapel near cemetery invites weddings

Eager's Funeral Services is building a chapel, near the Te Henui cemetery, in what was the old council gardening storage ...

A funeral home is getting new life.

Leopard seal takes over Westhaven Marina

A leopard seal has swapped the icy waters of the Antarctic for the Waitemata Harbour.

A large leopard seal has been chilling at Westhaven Marina for the past few months and becoming quite a nuisance for Niwa's research efforts.

School market 'exploitative'

Banking blogger Michael Reddell has turned his glare onto school fundraising, accusing his daughter's school of ...

Economist claims his daughter's school uses "conscription" for "staggeringly uneconomic" market day.

Goodson Guerillas say theft 'suspicious'

Margaret Parker, head Goodson Guerilla, is angry someone has dug up and taken a vulcan Magnolia planted at the Dell to ...

Memorial magnolia stolen weeks out from a major Taranki garden festival.

Police station burgled

Handcuffs, a baton and stab resistant body armour were among the items intruders nabbed at the station.

Handcuffs, a baton and pepper spray were among the loot as brazen thieves raided a Waikato police station.

Toddler rescued from locked car

Police used a device on their key-ring to break into the car.

While police were smashing a window to save her, a 2-year-old was happily munching on her chocolate biscuit.

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