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A cheeky cat burglar has been caught in Blenheim

A furry, late night prowler stealing clothes from an unsuspecting resident has been caught on tape.

Knife-wielding clown nabbed

Dashboard footage captures the clown - and his machete - walking down the street in Hollis, Maine.

Man dressed as a one-armed, machete-wielding clown terrifies US residents as he ran through the woods.

Where to eat, work, bathe in space video

Peek inside the cramped, chaotic and dizzying homes of humans not anchored to Earth.

Peek inside the cramped, chaotic and dizzying homes of humans not anchored to Earth.

Teacher banned for cartwheel

Lacey Sponsler says she was trying to be a cool teacher when she did the cartwheel.

A substitute teacher in the US exposed herself to students when she cartwheeled while not wearing underwear.

Periodic table gets new look

Dr Nicola Gaston's emoji periodic table is a thing of beauty.

As far as scientific breakthroughs go, the emoji periodic table is up there with splitting the atom.

Music in the mourning

The Cloudy Bay Funeral Home reception lounge doubles as a quiet place to play for members of the Marlborough Civic ...

Blenheim orchestra desperate for a rehearsal space where they won't disturb anyone has found the perfect spot - a funeral home.

Most boring film ever? Ewe bet video

It's a film, with absolutely no dialogue, about sheep.

Eight-hour film with no actors, dialogue or narrative is looking for an audience that wants to count sheep.

TV presenter crushed by tree

Kanchan Nath, 58, was struck by a coconut tree.

The Mumbai based anchor had signed a petition to fell the tree, but authorities didn't remove it fast enough.

Sheep to the rescue

Rabbits catch a ride out of floodwaters on a flock of sheep on a Taieri Plains farm.

A small colony of rabbits rode a flock of sheep to safety from the floodwaters in Otago.

Elephants herded into trunk

Images appear to show the man loading the elephants into the car.

Cops are on the hunt after a pair of elephant sculptures were poached from outside a Northland Thai restaurant.

You're going to Bonnie Doon video

The Kerrigans' bach in Bonnie Doon is up for rent on Airbnb, complete with power lines and the punching bag for Con ...

Turn on the bug zapping lights and test out the serenity yourself at the bach from the movie The Castle.

Workplace teacup prank boils over

The teacup embarking on a journey throughout New Zealand as part of a Tokoroa workplace prank.

A Tokoroa teacup prank has gone all the way to Parliament - but who's behind it?

Christchurch floods gone wild gallery video

Christchurch photographer Sarah Webber decided to have some fun with her photos of flooding in the city last week. ...

A Christchurch photographer thought her flood pics were a bit boring. Now, they're the beast.

Weird looking cars currently on sale

Toyota Prius (left) and Mirai (right) together: proof that weirdness is contagious.

These cars don't have to turn a wheel to make your jaw drop.

The 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' video

The Trippy Tippy Hippy Van races on its side in the US.

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Caravan thieves steal slice of history

The Brabham at the Hampton Downs race track in north Waikato.

Vintage car linked to Great Train Robbers was stored inside stolen caravan.

Celebrations timed rugby team out

Masterton Red Star have received a valuable reminder about converting tries in a timely fashion.

With seconds to go, they scored a try. But their celebratory high-fives came too soon - and went on too long.

Alaska town mourns cat mayor

Stubbs was elected mayor of Talkeetna in 1998.

The town, with a population of about 900, elected Stubbs the cat as mayor in 1998

'Shark' 1, Phelps 0

Michael Phelps gets off to a slow start against the "shark".

After much hype, TV viewers were upset when swimming great Michael Phelps didn't race an actual shark.

Frozen pork falls from the sky

Not what you expect to see falling from the sky, frozen pork (file photo).

A Florida homeowner said the package hit his roof with a "big bang".

Ford's 'golden noses' seek edge video

A "golden nose" employee conducts an "odour test" at the Polymer Laboratory at Ford's research and development centre in ...

Chinese don't like the ''new car'' smell so Ford has assessors to check the smell of all materials.

Corgis worth a queen's ransom video

Jack and Joyce Luo spent more than $20,000 to bring their beloved welsh corgis Amy and Lucky from Beijing when they ...

Couple shell out $20,000 to bring their beloved dogs to join them in NZ.

Talkative cookies 10 years in the making video

Mookies are "motivational cookies" that offer people funny quips and inspirational quotes.

Do you think the fortune cookie saw this coming?

Beached as, mon frere video

A convincing sculpture of a beached whale near Notre Dame in Paris had locals and tourists turning heads.

A sperm whale that appeared to have beached itself in Paris was in fact a sculpture.

Labour calls in foreign aid

Michael Greenhough and David Burch are staying with New Plymouth Labour candidate Corie Haddock and said they are ...

Two overseas students have been brought in by Labour to help whip the party's campaign into shape.

Boaty McBoatface has a new friend video

Meet Trainy McTrainface, the long lost cousin of Boaty McBoatface.

Meet Trainy McTrainface. Should we stop letting the public name things now?

'Rotten cow' really ancient fossil

Jude Sparks with the Stegomastodon fossil he stumbled across in a desert in the US.

A 9-year-old tripped over what his brother decided was a "big, fat rotten cow" in the US. It turned out to be much more.

Local boatie to the rescue

After pleas from Habourmaster Grant Nalder about information relating to the beached boat's owner, a local boatie has ...

A beached keeler has been saved from being scrapped thanks to a local boatie.

Young humpback loses its way

The young humpback in Picton marina on Wednesday.

A whale on its way north ended up getting a little lost and taking a detour near Picton.

The comedian trolling Trump

US President Donald Trump is notorious for his use of Twitter.

A US comedy writer is replying to Donald Trump's tweets like they're personal texts.

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