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'Violating': Radio host's newborn baby photos used in vile scam
Radio host's warning after scammers used personal baby photos to target loyal listeners.
'Once in a lifetime': Napier man captures surreal moment beach glows blue
"I've never seen anything like it. Some people even started swimming in it."
Watch: Shocking motorway crash, police slam lack of 'respect'
Dashcam footage captures the moment a driver slammed into barriers.
Watch: Scary moment flying surfboard nearly wipes out car
An unsecured load nearly wiped out a man travelling in Northland in frightening incident.
Watch: 'Far out ... it was huge!' Kiwi angler hooks jumping great white
'It's pretty rare to catch this footage. We've spent years trying to get them on video.'
Watch: Shock after teens' attempted car-theft in brazen 'training exercise'
Shock moment Auckland kids taught to steal cars by an adult driving in a getaway vehicle.
'It'll be level 2 soon': Woman at Nth Shore lockdown party hits out at haters
She was caught at the North Shore party. Now she's fired shots defending her actions.
Model dropped by agency over wild North Shore lockdown party
Modelling agency has taken a stand following an illegal wild influencer party on Saturday.
'Selfish': Partygoer's confession after wild influencer gathering
He attended a packed house party. Now he has a message for NZ.
Bar's disturbing' sign compares PM to Hitler, Covid response to Nazis
A bar has compared NZ's Covid response to the genocide of six million Jews in a vile sign.
'Alarm bells': 11yo girl approached by lockdown scammer
Scam reports are up 74%, sextortion 35%, objectionable material 66% during lockdowns.
'Gold medal': Kiwi dad's amazing DIY Olympic costume goes viral
His sons were to dress up for Olympics day. This is what 'Dad of the year' schemed up.
Watch: Trail of destruction - cars smashed in late-night crime spree
Locals woke to a string of car thefts, break-ins and smashed windows in late-night spree.
Gone rogue: NZ celebrity animals whose wild antics have gripped the nation
'This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. You're being shagged by a rare parrot'
Watch: 'Very scary' - Air NZ's dramatic aborted landing in high winds in Rarotonga
"Anyone who's ever watched a plane land in Raro knows the plane NEVER faces the cars!"
'Absolute shambles': Te Papa worker turned away from Covid testing station
"I'm trying to do the right thing but the system is so bad it makes you think why bother?"
The $110,000 'winning' ticket: TAB punter's next move over rejected payout
"If it was shown the company had mucked up, it should wear the costs of its mistake."
Punter's fury after TAB refuses to pay out $110,000 win
The TAB has said why he won't be paid out. But the customer isn't happy with the proof.
Woman's heartbreaking response to neighbour's vile dog note
She was told to shut her mongrels up. Little did they know they were abusing a dog rescuer
Feeling nostalgic? Classic Kiwi snacks they should bring back to life
Mars may have discontinued Pod, but what about bringing back these Kiwi classics?
'Smelly, terrible sight': Thousands of dead fish found on Auckland coastline
"The coastline was covered in white. There were thousands of them."
Watch: Hollywood star's epic praise of NZ after moving to Wellington
He was on Jimmy Fallon to talk his next project. Instead, he couldn't get NZ off his lips.
'Blatant animal cruelty' - Video shows Kiwi man's 'deplorable' act on possum
Animal rights advocates have slammed a Kiwi man for a sickening attack on a possum.
Watch: 'Back off' - the eye-opening George Floyd footage you haven't seen
Police body cam has captured the moment a medic was told to go away as Floyd was dying.
'Be vulnerable': Walker discovers powerful message in a box
"We need more of this in the world, especially at the moment."
Pen pal of the year? Irish girl stunned after receiving letter from Ardern
Lily wrote to Ardern amid lockdown. Months later, there was a letter in the mail for her.
'This is for real': How Ōpōtiki mayor helped evacuate a whole district in 45 minutes
It's rare a whole town has to be evacuated. So how did Ōpōtiki do it so successfully?
Kiwis urged to be careful in the water today after tsunami alert
Civil Defence's message to Kiwis returning to waters as GeoNet predicts future quakes.
Queensland removes NZ as 'safe travel country', requires Kiwis to quarantine
Travellers from NZ will now have to quarantine upon arrival to Queensland.
The Black Caps test stars that should be dropped for Devon Conway
Black Caps test side is stacked with talent. Here's how Conway could sneak into the team.
'Sneaking around': Waikato police's staunch warning to Kiwis
Waikato Police raised eyebrows over a sneaky warning, with Kiwis questioning the move.
'The world's suffering enough': Brits ruin Kiwi classics with disturbing mash-up
Police say 'Even though this is criminal, please don't ring us to report it.'
Survey reveals what Kiwis really think of New Zealand
We've been the envy of the world. But what do Kiwis really think of our own country?
'Horrid and vile': Fury after food laced with poison found at Auckland cat colony
'Why would anyone be so horrid about trying to cause a really slow agonising death.'
Watch: World stunned after Kiwi skater's spine-tingling ride through Milford Sound
'That is some incredible footage! You guys have big brass ones.'
'Depressing' footage reveals abandoned Waiwera hot pools
It was once NZ's biggest water park. Now it's a bleak, depressing slimy concrete jungle.
Watch: 'So majestic': Auckland man's stunning encounter with orca
"There were probably more than 20 in their pod. It was amazing."
Only in NZ! Teen drives ride-on lawnmower through Macca's drive-thru
"I got the bad munchies and wanted to head to Maccas for a cheesy chicken meal."
Thieves steal company's prized asset after reeling from Covid
They only just survived Covid-19. Now the event company's main moneymaker has been stolen.
Watch: Trail of blood on Auckland street after thieves' brazen attack goes wrong
'There was blood everywhere, and they left a trail down the road after running away.'
James Shaw hits back after Greta Thunberg climate dig at NZ
Swedish environmental activist has responded.
Watch: 'True intent' - Kardashian children perform haka
'It's a great thing, but I would love to have a conversation about what the haka means.'
Watch: 'Like a race track' - Terrifying moment car flips on notorious road
'It's just a race track. there are so many scumbags that come hooning around the corner.'
AT's new plan to get Aucklanders wearing face masks
The Government has made it compulsory to wear a face mask on public transport in Auckland.
'Stunk to high heaven': Poo smeared all over Wellington ATM in disturbing act
"I knew straight away from the stench that it wasn't mud. They smeared it on everything."
Watch: Kiwi boy's heartbreaking plea to 'The Rock'
"Watching her be a rehab for a man. Her eyes were always so sad. That's my motivation."
'Anger management': Greta Thunberg's genius dig at Trump over 'fraud' election
Teen activist Greta Thunberg has hit out at Trump's attempt to stop the counting of votes.
Hard case! Is this the most 'Kiwi as' entrance to a school ball ever?
'You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy.'
Kiwi star was sent wild death threats. Now he's hit back at keyboard warriors
'There's a certain power that fans feel they hold.'
'I grew up surrounded by takeaways': Man's powerful response to Collins' obesity claims
'How could this woman in a position of power be so dismissive of something so concerning'.
'Only in Huntly': Customers' stunning act for restaurant after staff emergency
"Only in Huntly! What beautiful locals."
'Haunted monstrosity': Is this New Zealand's scariest garden gnome?
It's haunted, frightens children and wards off burglars. Now it's scaring Wellingtonians.
'They lost us': Couple's nightmare isolation, not offered Covid test
'We got nothing. We sat here for three days waiting to hear from them. They lost us.'
Watch: 'I caught a whale' - Kiwi fisherman's unbelievable catch
"It's bloody coming right at me. This will be interesting."
'Not worth it': Woman's warning to Kiwi passengers after losing forehead in crash
It's something many passengers do in a car. The move changed Kealy's life forever.
Watch: Shopkeeper captures woman's Islamophobic tirade
'I wanted to understand why she had so much hate. I was emotional. I tried to hold it in.'
Minister of Comedy: Movie star 'runs' for Epsom MP in cheeky billboard
Move aside The Green Party, there's a new mean green machine running for Epsom.
Warriors fan's incredible gesture to man whose father was killed in mosque shooting
Dylan Larkins just wants Ahad Nabi to have something to look forward to.
'Mind-blowing': Pilot captures incredible cloud formation over South Island
'I literally have never seen a more impressive cloud in 20 years of aviation.'
'Moron': Westie's epic response to Covid-19 conspiracy theorist
"If people are going to spout stuff that could endanger lives I'm going to rebuttal that."
Watch: Only in NZ! Dinosaurs take over Paraparaumu
'Great to see the residents were allowed out for a walk in the sun.'
Auckland surfer's lost wedding ring found in miracle discovery
For 11 years he had lost his ring, then a miracle occurred. Now, it's happened again.
Kiwi as! Watch - Papamoa blocklayer's epic piano performance on job site goes viral
"Beanie, camo and gumboots on the back of a ute, tied down onto the tray. Legend!"
Watch: Frightening footage of tornado ripping through Mangawhai
'Next thing we know we saw roofing iron get pulled up.'
'Hidden treasure': Woman discovers secret message inside wall of her home
She stripped back the wallpaper. Then she discovered a message from the 1970s.
'Fiasco, bungle': World media doubles down on NZ's quarantine blunder
The MOH's latest blunder has reached headlines around the world.
Watch: Video shows the Mongrel Mob funeral quarantine runaways attended
At the time they hadn't been tested for Covid. Then they went to a funeral and fled.