Oddstuff

Car takes a spin in Wellington Harbour video

The amphibious Aquada that carried British entrepreneur Richard Branson across the English Channel in 2004 tackles ...

Amphibious vehicle just one of many on display at the MTA car show.

Tinder's most eligible bachelor video

Sudan may be a little high-maintenance - he lives with two lady rhinos and has round-the-clock bodyguards.

When this guy says "the fate of the species literally depends on me", he's not spinning a line.

Why are our cities stinking?

Land around the Piako River in Waikato flooded in early April.

First the flooding, then the warm weather. A perfect cocktail of conditions for stench, Niwa scientist says.

Passport missing after giveaway

American Alice Glasser lost her passport when she gave away her backpack and other possessions on the side of New ...

An act of kindness by American woman living in New Plymouth backfired when she left her passport in items she gave away.

Mystery pack 'rescued' from Mt Taranaki

An unusual search and rescue mission was launched on Mt Taranaki, after a backpack was left behind at Holly Hut.

A backpack left behind in a mountain hut had people thinking the worst.

Time running out to identify uncovered boat

The bow of the boat was uncovered by recent down pours but has since been buried again by wave action

Mystery surrounds the remains of an old wooden boat partially uncovered on a Hibiscus Coast beach after recent heavy downpours.

Woman saved from giant crane

The rescue took more than two hours.

Woman facing mischief charges after being rescued from the end of a massive construction crane in Canada.

Couples admitted together, stay together

Ann and Harry Smith do, quite literally, everything together. They were even admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital together ...

Married couple that do "everything together" share an ambulance ride to hospital.

Snail conundrum closed

The mystery behind the eccentric grass snails seems to be over.

Questions over the sudden appearance of thousands of miniscule snail shells have finally been answered.

50-year-old receipt returned

Sue Samson with the 50-year-old receipt left in the Winton Night 'n Day store on April 6.

They'd kept their honeymoon receipt for five decades. So when a shopkeeper found it, she knew she had to return it.

Strange hidden car features

Cute, right? But Spider in Volvo XC90 moulding is really an attempt to hide some messy plastic reinforcement.

It's not all serious stuff with car designers. Sometimes they hide silly things for us to find.

Cat caught living second life video

Simba the cat has been living a second life under the alias, Crazy Horse. His two owners Mychaela Groombridge and ...

He likes to disappear for days - but it turns out Simba's been involved with another woman.

Runaway deer in cemetery

Bryce Buckland saw six of the runaway deer at Marsden Valley Cemetery.

Where they came from isn't known, but they've made a new home in a Nelson cemetery.

Car cordon defends hedge

Waikanae Beach hedge owner Vince Osborne remains defiant over the council's plans to cut his giant hedge.

Car park-in puts the handbrake on planned cut for embattled giant hedge.

Zoo throws otter birthday party

Jemima turned 14 on April 7, but celebrated her birthday on Thursday with a cake made of ice, fish, prawns and peanuts.

Pilchards, prawns and peanuts were icing on the cake.

Library cat inspires $25,000 statue

Benjamin at Devonport Library reading up on mice.

The death of a beloved village resident has led to ambitious commemoration plans.

An astronomical Kiwi name

Dr Michele Bannister has had an asteroid named after her. Asteroid (10463) Bannister was discovered in 1979 and now has ...

A New Zealand woman's name is etched in space.

Why we love pregnant giraffes

April comforts her baby giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York, U.S.

Watching video of "charismatic animals" is a form of stress relief. That's how April and her baby boy captured our imaginations.

Car splattered with molten copper

A splash of molten copper on the windscreen of a car which was parked beside a power transformer in Hawera.

Technician bolts from scene as copper rains down from power lines after transformer blew in Taranaki.

Disemboweled crayfish mural 'ghastly' video

Queenstown-based street artist Tess Sheerin's large crayfish mural in Takapuna, Auckland, is part of a series of outdoor ...

Street art of unscrewed garbage-filled crayfish too gross for some who say they should have been consulted.

Bun up for Princess Leia Day

A Porirua couple are attempting to break the world record for largest gathering of people dressed as princesses with a ...

Crack out the gold bikinis and "cinnamon bun" hair for record-breaking celebration of Star Wars' first princess.

One shell of a mystery

The tiny snail shells randomly appear after a good rain.

"Somebody's already suggested it could be leprechauns but I don't think they eat snails."

Stink over 'little turds'

Raw sewage is spilling from the gully trap and onto Michael Dennis' Papakura property after heavy rain. He is asking ...

The recent deluge of rain mean Michael Dennis faces raw sewage on his driveway.

Bristol Freighter sold to the UK video

Brothers Mark, left, and David Dwen in front of the remaining Bristol 170 Freighter their father Ron purchased in 1978. ...

One of the last 11 Bristol 170 Freighters is to leave the country bound for the United Kingdom.

'Morbid' display at show video

Jill Galley, of Richmond, has been collecting mourning jewellery for about 15 years.

Jill Galey admits that her collection of jewellery made from human hair is a bit "weird".

Marvellous night for a moonbow

Nick Love was lucky to capture a picture of a moonbow late on Friday night.

A rare lunar rainbow, or moonbow, was spotted over the central North Island on Friday.

The great Japan chip crisis

Akira Matsumoto, chairman and chief executive of Calbee, opens a pack of the company's potato chips in better times, 2016.

Bad crop halts some potato chip sales. Panic ensues, with stocks selling out, and people offering $16 a bag.

30m spider web in Tauranga

Thousands of spiders were at work, creating a massive web that cast a shimmering veil across the field.

A woman's unsettling discovery - a gigantic sticky veil where people are supposed to evacuate in a tsunami.

Bagging rabbits and pimping possums

A beauty spa possum with cucumber cooling eye masks, and soldier possum, behind.

You can't put lipstick on a pig, but sunglasses on a possum may just win you a prize.

From trash-heap to charity treasure

A 2.4 metre portrait of former New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, was rescued from a Wellington rubbish tip before ...

A Helen Clark painting consigned to landfill fetches $1840 on Trade Me.

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