Stories making headlines across New Zealand include a man who started screaming and vomiting over himself after having a puff of K2, John Key's visit to Hollywood and a new activity invented for mothballed railway lines.
Confronted by two incoherent and aggressive men high on the synthetic cannabis product K2, Ambulance officers called for urgent police backup.
Meanwhile the voters will apparently decide if Mr Key has been mortally wounded by the likes of Kim Schmitz who some would have you believe is "Goldfinger turned into put-upon victim by an obfuscating government, by FBI-licking police, stumblebum spooks, and John Banks."
After playing around with some proverbial Number 8 wire Gisborne inventor Geoff Main came up with the "railbike."
The third Northland cyclist to be killed in the past three weeks was killed in a collision at Ruakaka.
Jodeci Campbell became the first girl to be named in the end-of-tournament rugby selection.
Meanwhile in the Far North they are about to start debating where to put the newly restored statue of Opo the dolphin and boy rider, after someone smashed the boys head off.
Troy Cork-Svenson wanted to make some money, so he went on a six month burglary spree in Whangarei.
There's been a three-car collision at a notorious black spot in Bay of Plenty.
Gang banger Nigel Dixon hated police and would appear in court every six months.
Tauranga sewers are being blocked by plastic bags, rags and fat.
Pint-sized rockers, street dancers and music dedicated to a lost cat were all part of a whopper Mount Maunganui busking festival.
There's been a cautious approach toward pushing the go button for the $10 million second stage of the iWay network in Hawke's Bay.
A young Hastings man who left New Zealand for Australia earlier this year has been killed in a car crash.
Meanwhile the Kyoto Forestry Association says the people of Gisborne should be angry with the Government and Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce.
ACC figures show that of the 17,107 injury claims made last year in Wanganui, at least one in 10 was caused by another person or an animal.
Waimarino vegetable growers fear for their livelihood.
This is apparently the best hardware store in New Zealand.
Two Canterbury men docked their dogs' tails with a hot knife.
Christchurch police are planning to crack down on bars and parties that attract trouble over the ten weeks leading to Christmas.
When Lew Stroud survived the bombing blitz in London during World War II he thought he'd lived through the worst that life could throw at him.
A 23-year-old man, who declined to be named for reasons of fear, was having a drink at the Innocent Bystander pizza bar when the next minute "I was sitting there spitting out gobfuls of blood."
The 18-year-old Queenstown male who stunk of alcohol walked in to the Queenstown Police station and asked for his lost licence.
Just after 4pm yesterday, Arrowtown stood still while everyone in town was photographed.
The owner of Gary, who was put down for killing two lambs near Albert Town, says his dog is being unfairly accused of other crimes.
Meanwhile on the West Coast, after 44-year years loyalty to his local power company, Trustpower terminated Paul Rennie's electricity account while he was away for a while visiting a friend in hospital.
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-Herald onlineBy Peter Fowler Email Peter