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Record - and eardrum - beaten


A stunt performer has had a painful ending to a world record-breaking flip off a floating inflatable.

It sold for what?


This property in Melbourne sold for nearly $3 million... and the decrepit house has to stay.

Scientists examine colossal squid

 Colossal squid thrills Te Papa

Defrosting it was a big job, but scientists at last get a closer look at the nearly-500kg squid.

'No NSA bases in NZ'

John Key

PM dismisses Edward Snowden's allegations the NSA is working out of New Zealand. | What we learnt | 'NZ needs answers'

Angry driver takes car back

Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away.

Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away.

Film fest closes with a whimper

imitation game strap

The Toronto crowd crowned The Imitation Crowd king, but that film alone cannot overcome the current movie malaise.

Kiwis deserve answers on spy claims: Cunliffe


It is a "travesty" that there has not been full disclosure of the reasons for passing last year's Government Communications Security Bureau law, Labour leader David Cunliffe says.

Mockingjay trailer excites


The first full-length Mockingjay trailer shows what's in store for Katniss Everdeen.

A political flat race

Flat Race web series

Wellington actor comes up with novel way to get young Kiwis interested in voting, by profiling political party leaders in a flat setting.

Hole-in-one wins trip to space

Andy Sullivan

Professional golfer in "hysterics" after acing a hole to win a 62-minute space flight.

Plane's engine burns mid-air

Seats over the wing of an aeroplane are said to be the safest, but what if the engine is shooting flames?

Meet the leaders: David Cunliffe

David Cunliffe

Labour leader shares his rugby past, his thoughts about leadership and how he got his mis-shapen nose.

US spy base in NZ?

Edward Snowden and Julian Assange appear via video at Kim Dotcom's

Edward Snowden claims there are US spy facilities in NZ. | Opinion: Do believe the hype | Bombshell or bomb? | Beehive Live

US spy sensor 'in NZ'

Edward Snowden at Moment of Truth event

Whistleblower Edward Snowden claims the US National Security Agency has facilities in NZ.

Two kinds of Shatner

william shatner

Did you know there are two kinds of William Shatner? "Shatner" - the brash Hollywood actor and "Bill".

'Fiddly' op to remove fish tumour

George the goldfish gets to swim again after high-risk micro-surgery.

Emmy winners take on Kiwi stories

road trip

Innovative web series will tell the extraordinary tales of ordinary Kiwis, with direction from you.

Top 5 Premier League goals

Angel Di Maria picks out the top five goals from another dramatic weekend in the English Premier League.

Happy 30th, Prince Harry

As Harry turns 30, lets look back on the eventful life of the party prince-turned charity king.

Man U break season duck

Louis van Gaal

Queens Park Rangers demolished as Louis van Gaal notches first win as manager of Old Trafford club.

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