Plants are less likely to be studied by scientists unless they are found to be aesthetically pleasing.
Amazingly, the Australian family's reaction was not to immediately relocate to Antarctica.
In fact, the New Plymouth deputy mayor even admitted to stealing chocolates from others’ places.
A driver in Australia was arrested after running a red light in front of a police car while he was on bail. And it actually gets stupider from there.
The tiny wasps only attack giant willow aphids, that infect and potentially kill willow trees.
The man had to be rescued after he was caught out without a life jacket and without a way to call ashore for help.
A 71-year-old woman in Florida suffered an injury to her forehead when a turtle smashed through the windscreen of the car she was a passenger in.
A worker at a shop on Park Ave in Miramar said she saw and smelled smoke coming out of an e-scooter.
A Florida couple sent out invitations for their wedding at their "dream home and estate". The only problem is that the property didn't belong to them.
To dress up, or not to dress up, that is what “Stratford-upon-Pātea” locals will be asking themselves as they prepare to head to a medieval market day this weekend.
If you're in the market for a moose head, then Dunedin is the place to go.
Not many Fiat 500s are covered in handcrafted red spikes intricately designed to resemble the novel-coronavirus protein.
There were maine coones, kunekune and birman ragdolls getting judged over the weekend – but not at the same show.
The block, laid to signify the Southern Cross, comes with a constellation of issues that a councillor has described as an "embarrasment".
People in the area had become so frightened of the creature that they had stopped opening their windows, lest this unknown specimen make its way into their homes.
What does it take to be an expert in cowpat frisbee?
Years after vanishing into the night, a thief has returned to a quiet New Plymouth suburban home – but instead of taking from the owners, this cat burglar is leaving them his ill-gotten gains.
Not many council meetings end with elected members having a beer at the pub, but not many council meetings are held in New Zealand’s only (self-proclaimed) republic either.
It's known for Grass Carp and European Perch, but contractors working at Lake Rotomanu in New Plymouth landed something slightly bigger on Tuesday.
Micah Lindsay-Brown and Susan Imhasly two children each, hold down a business, and still came out on top.
Back in the day, it was common for Waihi miners to chop off their own thumbs so they could get some quick cash.
While new phones are advertised as “water resistant”, this doesn’t mean they are waterproof. But there is hope.
A car chase in California came to an abrupt end when a tractor-trailer driver offered some assistance by blocking the vehicle's path with his own big rig.
A scientist studying endangered NZ robins on maunga Taranaki discovered an extremely rare wētā also lives there.
Brisbane café and restaurant owner, Shay Hayston wrote, "OMG I love my staff" when he posted a derogatory food order.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden recorded a message encouraging vaccination as US spends its second Easter under the cloud of the Covid-19.
Two Irish women who reportedly travelled to Dubai for breast enhancement surgeries have been arrested and ordered to quarantine.
Who's up for a swim? This list looks at the meanest, nastiest, and most dangerous denizens of the deep.
Do you think our planet could exist without wind?
Forecasting fight pitches a seasonal hibernator against the scientific minds at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.