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Tiny 17-inch rescue horse makes dogs look like giants

The world's smallest horse is just 17 inches tall and makes dogs look like giants.

Here's how to make a Tesla sound interesting

FILE - This Sunday, May 9, 2021 file photo shows vehicles at a Tesla location in Littleton, Colo. Tesla delivered ...

If you're the type to complain about the lack of sound from a sporty EV, this video is for you.

Crafty cockatoos learn to lift rubbish bin lids, teach others

In this 2019 photo provided by researcher Barbara Klump, a sulphur-crested cockatoo opens the lid of a rubbish bin in ...

Researchers found cockatoos in three Sydney suburbs had mastered the foraging technique. In two years, the birds were lifting bin lids in 44 suburbs.

Westown shops still open, but road is shut

Little Fed co-owner Karen Moncur has seen business take a hit since part of Tukapa St has been closed to traffic while a ...

A Westown business owner wants compensation after roadworks caused a big drop in takings.

Wild video shows airborne car barely miss powerlines before smashing into road

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Footage captured by another car's dashboard cam shows a driver going airborne after their vehicle went off the road in Yuba City, California.

Drone delivers cigarettes to Australian hotel quarantine

Police have fined the woman A$1300 (NZ$1376) for the stunt (file photo).

A woman has breached her isolation conditions after receiving a packet of cigarettes delivered via a flying drone.

Rubbish service no more for one rural New Plymouth road video

Extra homes have been added to the New Plymouth collection service. (file photo)

Households on a rural New Plymouth road have been paying thousands of dollars for private waste collection - despite council collection trucks driving past each week.

Massive, mysterious 45kg fish washes ashore in the US video

A metre-long, 45-kilogram opah was found July 14 on Sunset Beach on the northern Oregon coast.

The metre-long opah is the first a Seaside Aquarium official has seen on local beaches.

Council's social media post on water meter myths flooded with angry comments

A New Plymouth District Council Facebook post busting water metre myths has been slandered by commenters.

A district council social media post debunking water meter myths has been drowned with angry comments for introducing them in the first place.

Son digs 'cave house' after argument with mum play stuff

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A Spanish youngster dug an underground 'cave house' in the backyard of his parents' house in Spain's Alicante following an argument with his mother, who wouldn't let him go to the village with his friends because his clothes were 'dirty'.

The poison ivy was too much for humans to handle ... so enter the goats

At the end of the summer, one goat will earn the title of G.O.A.T. – greatest of all time (file photo).

Two dozen goats clomped through a park in New York on Wednesday with one mission: to whack the weeds.

What a catch! A wild week of off the hook tales video

A record-breaking trout was caught in Twizel, goldfish in Minnesota have grown to the size of footballs, and officials ...

And now for a bit of fin in the news after a fishy week of huge goldfish discoveries, a record-breaking catch and a big aerial drop.

Small bump in road leads to bolder discovery

Marlborough Roads network manager Lucan Orchard with “Ken’s Rock”, a green rock found on Rangitoto ki te Tonga/D’Urville ...

A road worker determined to remove the bump in the road has unearthed a large, green boulder that will have pride of place on Rangitoto ki te Tonga/D’Urville Island.

Brazilian President hospitalised after 10 days of hiccups

Even Jair Bolsonaro was surprised by his recent surge in popularity, writing on Facebook: "True, half-true or fake news?”

There's holding your breath, getting spooked or sipping ice cold water - but Jair Bolsonaro can't seem to shake his case of hiccups.

Watch as thousands of fish fall from plane video

Officials say the survival rate is more than 95 per cent.

The strange, but officially sanctioned, practice is part of an ”extreme fish stocking” programme in remote US lakes.

Rare giant snail shell found

A Powelliphanta snail shell was found on East End Beach.

The shell of a rare Mt Taranaki giant snail has been found at East End Beach.

People dumped their pets into lakes - now football-size goldfish are taking over

One of several large goldfish pulled from a lake near Minneapolis.

“A few goldfish might seem to some like a harmless addition to the local water body — but they're not," says US natural resources officals.

Baking up a record in Game of Scones video

Jo Watson, owner of The Old Town Hall Café & Tea Room in Urenui - is attempting to come up with 150 different flavours ...

A Taranaki cafe owner who “failed” at cooking school has scone all out in her bid to be recognised as the world’s more prolific creator of scone flavours.

Ruru on road to recovery

An injured ruru has been recovering behind the scenes at Brooklands Zoo.

A recovering ruru is set to be released into the wild after a stint at New Plymouth's Brooklands Zoo.

Tiddlywinks - it's not just a children's game video

Some people remember tiddlywinks from their childhood, but there are professional, international competitions held that ...

When Mary McCarthy had a tiddlywink removed from her nose, it made global headlines. But what on earth are tiddlywinks?

Aussie brothers fined for destroying family home to spite sister

The two brothers were fined but escaped jail time.

The judge described the wrecking of their late mother's house as a senseless rampage, adding "now the world is laughing at your stupidity".

Jimmy selling massive junk mail collection video

08072021 News John Bisset/STUFF.  Timaru man  Jimmy McGuiness, from Ireland is an accordion player, raconteur, collector ...

The collection, from the past decade, is made up of 10,000 pieces, includes thick rectangular coupon books, political fliers, and endless advertising.

Cleaner's licence plate revoked over 'offensive' Covid-19 reference

The owner of a Melbourne cleaning business had custom “CVD 19” number plates made for his truck last April.

Melbourne man Peter Smith had custom "CVD 19" number plates made for his truck last April.

Toilet troubles see TSB staff asked to work from home

About 230 people work inside the TSB head office, and around half should be working from home each day to ease the ...

“We’re taking a proactive approach to ensure we have strong plumbing in place to meet our business needs now and in the future," the bank says.

Little orange digger goes to school to help stuck truck

A little orange digger was bought in to help a stuck truck transporting a classroom on the field at Devon Intermediate ...

Just like the famed little yellow digger would have, a little orange digger put a chain on the truck and pulled it clear of all the muck.

Aussie brothers demolish family home over will dispute

The brothers filmed themselves taking turns in tearing down walls.

The two are facing up to 10 years in prison after a feud with their sister led them to destroy the home in their inheritance.

Red Bull's famous flying fun headed for Wynyard Quarter video

Will it fly ... or flop? Red Bull’s famous Flugtag is coming to Auckland this November.

Will Aucklanders make flying contraptions that soar across the water, or dive right into it? Find out this November.

$13,000 Lotto win? No, it's $13 million

The lucky winner picked up $13 million in the June 26 Lotto draw.

The New Plymouth ticket holder said they had “absolutely no idea that my ticket was worth $13 million until I checked it in-store”.

Dogs delight in restaurant treat

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In Cactus Fire restaurant, Timaru are offering $4 Puppuccinos and donating a ...

A Timaru restaurant's doggo offering is proving popular and raising funds for a small dog rescue organisation that serves much of the South Island.

New pipes putting Inglewood in the clear

For years there was something in the water in Inglewood. A brown something.

A Taranaki town sometimes jokingly referred to as “Inglemud” could soon need a new nickname with an ongoing brown water problem now almost cleared up.

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