From scrap to masterpiece video

Gordon Forshaw, left, and Pete Rickerby say building a classic motorbike from scrap metal was "challenging but rewarding".

Two mates from Marlborough, one with Multiple Sclerosis and the other Parkinson's Disease, have rebuilt a classic motorbike from scrap metal.

It's the end of the world - again video

Church leader Chris McCann wears a t-shirt marking his last Judgment Day prediction.

Just days after the world survived the Blood Moon, the apocalypse has arrived.

Buffalo with skin of a reptile video

Crocodile-like skin on what is thought to be a dead buffalo calf, is thought to bring good luck.

Villagers think they're in luck after a buffalo was born with skin like a crocodile.

Tour a trip down memory lane

Louis McNair built this penny farthing bicycle from scratch, and is heading to the South Island to take the bike on tour.

He's only 17, but Louis McNair's fascination with the penny-farthing bicycle will see him tour Canterbury this year.

Man sets room on fire during live stream video

Live streaming, plus lighting a match inside equals a cautionary tale of how not to put out a fire.

A Japanese man has live-streamed himself accidentally burning down his room.

British cop wants to move to NZ

"Like your Rugby Team, [I] am closer to the Webb Ellis Trophy than England is," says UK police officer Colin Taylor.

England's Rugby World Cup loss prompts police officer to send a plea to John Key.

Man rents out coffin video

Stephen Parkes has a coffin to rent at his New Plymouth second hand store.

A second hand dealer is hoping to reap the benefits of having an oversized coffin for rent.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.

Garden gets seal of approval video

A seal has a rest beside a backyard pond in Blenheim.

A Marlborough property being prepared as a venue for the annual Garden Marlborough event has been given an early seal of approval.

Marlborough man loves his Lego

Lego collector Ashley Toms with his lego models.

For Marlborough's biggest Lego collector Ashley Toms there is nothing unusual about staying up until 2am to finish a build or even take leave to work on a big Lego project.

Jet-boaters make most of Marlborough flooding

Jet boating on the Omaka River

While some fret over the flooding in Marlborough, others make the best of a bad situation.

The Force not strong enough in NZ

Jedi Craig Thomas (pictured) ran unsuccessfully for council in 2010. He is one of thousands of self-professed Kiwi Jedi, some of whom believe the faith deserves legitimate religious recognition.  IMAGE DIGITALLY ENHANCED.

Kiwi Jedi knights have suffered a setback in their battle for legitimacy.

Is this the craziest car crash ever? video

Unusual crash at Porsche motorsport event left two cars stacked one on top of the other.

Unusually polite motorsport crash ends with two Porsches double-decked.

Water girl the new #dressgate?

Is this young girl above or below the surface of the water?

Is this little girl jumping into the water, or is she underwater already? 

Dog paved over, saved

Rescuers tracked the dog's barking and found it was buried beneath newly laid paving stones.

A pregnant dog was rescued after being buried under paving stones for two days.

What if your neighbours could see you naked?

Students couldn't see out of the bathroom at all, but others outside could see in.

Students oblivious to the fact that they were exposing themselves to the whole street.

The problem with daylight savings video

25092015 News Photo: Jason Dorday/ Fairfax NZ Mangere Bridge resident Gabriel Kearns considers himself a daylight savings activist wanting to change the change over time from Midnight Sunday to 4pm Friday so the public benefit from it.

Why we should all be leaving work at 4pm this afternoon.

Smith's bassinet fails to excite

Conrad Smith's aunt, Elaine Bell is selling a cane bassinet the All Black great used as a child on Trade Me.

Bidding to buy All Black Conrad Smith's bassinet has been luke warm.

Ducks get a road escort video

A mother and her five duckling stopped traffic when they were escorted across the road in Lower Hutt on Tuesday.

Road workers down tools and try their hands at duck shepherding.

Jesus brain scan a 'miracle'

A scan of Jennifer Lougee Mingramm's brain following emergency surgery to treat a stroke.

A former Blenheim man says there are signs of divine intervention in a scan of his wife's brain after she had emergency surgery following a stroke. 

Acting like animals

The Animal Farm pigs, from left, Jessica Brien as Napoleon, Lottie Butcher as Squealer and Casey Tearle as Snowball.

How does an actor learn to be a pig or a horse? With plenty of oinking and practice using stilts.

This little dog swimming is irresistible

Jasper now has his own Facebook group.

Little Jasper is taking the internet by storm with his 'swimming' prowess.

'Everything I saw was green'

Medforth's wife was shocked by what he had done and called an ambulance.

It started as "a laugh" but taking 35 Viagra pills didn't end well for this man.

Umbrella mistaken for gun

A teenage girl mistook an umbrella for a gun.

Armed police surrounded a house after a teenager thought a man carrying an umbrella had a gun.

Police issue emoji PSA

NZ Police emoji.

New Zealand Police have found a creative way to remind us to stay safe during the Rugby World Cup.

Town gets a giant sausage

Celebrating the arrival of the sausage-on-a-fork monument for Tuatapere, a gift from ZM Radio, are, from left, Lisa Challis from Tuatapere, ZM radio announcers Vaughan Smith and Carl Fletcher, and Aaron Challis with his daughter Ruby, 4, also from Tuatapere.

What monument do you give a Southland town known for its snags? A giant sausage, of course.

Fishy airport emergency

A 'chemical spill' at Auckland Airport turned out to be a bit fishy.

Fire crews were called to Auckland International Airport for a "chemical spill" that turned out to be leaking fish liquid.

$200,000 car attacked with golf club video

Mercedes golf practice

An angry Korean man has teed off at his NZ$200,000 Mercedes-Benz car 

Kiwi tramper bemuses girlfriend with puns video

Kiwi tramper annoys girlfriend with nature puns: "Evie, are we best fronds?''

Gary's girlfriend was really quite the saint to put up with puns like these.

'Detained but ready to mingle'

Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani: "I'll stick with Match.com even though you say it is for old people. There is no way I can do Tinder in here."

Guantanamo Bay detainee is looking for love online with a profile set up on Match.com.

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