Oddstuff

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.

Dog falls 10 metres down cliff

A dog was rescued after falling down a cliff above Opunake Beach

A 'lively' dog was rescued from a Taranaki cliff ledge after falling 10 metres.

Indulge your inner artist

Jess Griffith of New Plymouth is holding wine and paint classes, held at different venues offering a unique experience ...

Move over cheese, paint is wine's new best friend.

How America's Cup became Wainui's Cup

Paul Croxson won his America's Cup replica after guessing the number of model yachts in a car.

A special replica of the America's Cup has come to light just as the real "Auld Mug" lands back on Kiwi shores.

The Neighbourly thing to do

Felix the cat is back with relieved owner Carey Huria after he went missing for three months.

Felix the cat was missing for three months when his owner got a message on social media site Neighbourly.

Toads destined for aphrodisiac drink

1,500 Toads for Destined for Shamanic 'Sex Drink' Saved from Blender

Peruvian authorities seize 1500 toads doomed to blended into 'viagra of the Inca".

Porirua turns up the heat

What looks more like a fenced-off letterbox and lamp post is in fact predicting more accurate weather in Porirua.

Temperatures have gone up lately - and it's not just because of global warming.

Kiwi cops target Thrones spoilers

Game of Thrones, you can't escape it.

Police are combining forces to crack down on a pressing issue of our time: Spoilers for everyone's favourite TV show.

Yes, my name is World Cup

Hamilton man World Cup is named after Samoa's efforts at the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

At 15 years old the man they call Manu looked at his birth certificate and got a huge surprise.

Dog saves drowning fawn video

Mark Freeley's dog Storm managed to pull the fawn to safety.

US man films his golden retriever being a good boy after he plunged into the water to rescue a baby deer.

Lost and found: One boat

An unidentified white bilge keeler broke away from the Onepoto boatsheds in Titahi Bay, Porirua during last week's ...

Boat washes up after Wellington storm, but nobody knows who it belongs to.

Thousands agree to clean toilets for Wi-Fi

One of the tasks people agreed to was cleaning out portable public toilets.

A hidden "Community Service Clause" saw users agreeing to spent 1000 hours scrubbing toilets, unblocking sewers or scraping up gum.

'Curious' baboon causes major power cut

The baboon survived an electric shock from the power station and is now being cared for (File picture).

A baboon in Zambia knocked out power to tens of thousands of people for several hours.

Contractors paint roadkill yellow

A motorist drives past the painted roadkill on SH3 near the crematorium.

Busy roading contractors in Taranaki didn't let a dead animal hold them up - they just gave it a new yellow coat.

Not slow to snow

It doesn't take much for the North Egmont Visitor Centre carpark to reach capacity (file photo).

People wanting to enjoy a winter wonderland pushed the limit and lost their right to drive.

Cyclist 'steals' back stolen bike

Jenni Morton-Humphreys with her stolen, then recovered, bike.

When a British woman saw her stolen bike advertised on Facebook, she hatched a plan to get it back.

How do new emojis get created?

Welcome to the fourth annual World Emoji Day  - yes it is a thing.

Anyone can submit a new emoji, but to get it onto phone screens, you'll have to convince the Unicode Consortium.

The fine art of cosplay

Abby Jameson wears a helmet made of 'Worbla'. Abby's love for creating has seen her emerge as an expert costume maker, ...

Costume maker and cosplay artist Abby Jameson returned to Blenheim at the weekend to teach a workshop on costume design and, wait for it, 'Worbla'.  David James caught up with Abby to find out just what Worbla was and how the cosplay subculture in New Zealand is going pop.

Ice palace makes festive venue

The Taranaki Alpine Club has about 18 members staying overnight Saturday in a igloo-looking lodge for their annual ...

Taranaki lodge buried in ice makes an ideal venue for a mid-winter celebration.

Scarers declared a success

Day 11 of Palmerston North's bird scaring exercise. The trees are almost empty at dusk.

Palmerston North's bird scarers are stopping starlings from roosting in the trees, where their poo poses a problem.

Family bury stranger after mix-up

The Baglan Funeral Home in south Wales, where an error saw a family bury the wrong person.

A Welsh funeral home mixed up the nameplates on two coffins, leading to a terrible mistake, and an exhumation.

Boys and their toys

Eric Heycoop has been collecting cars since he was a young boy. Some of his collection is on display in his home.

Eric Heycoop and David White are both avid collectors, and they just so happen to be neighbours.

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