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Mall reinstates sensory Santa slots after axing draws complaints
Parents accuse mall of priortising pets over kids with sensory or disability issuses.
Watch: New footage shows dramatic West Auckland car chase before police shoot man
Witness describes the moment an alleged armed man yelled at cops during car chase.
'What the f*** is going on?': Kiwi boss’ epic prank on 21yo employee goes global
It started off as a small joke. It ended with 500 strangers and the cops involved.
Watch: '30m views' - Kākā bird's incredible act caught on camera, goes global
Unsuspecting NZ bird has lit up the internet with his antics viewed more than 30m times.
'I lived in a f***ing jail': Rudy Farias breaks silence in bombshell interview
He was held captive for eight years. Now he's revealed the truth to what happened.
'Don't want to go to jail': Rudy's desperate escape bid in 2015 revealed
Rudy's supporter lifts lid on allegations of initial escape bid - and how his mum got him.
Neighbour's shock claims after Rudy 'missing for 8 years' found alive
Rudy was found after '8 years missing'. Then the family's neighbours started talking.
Watch: 'Hypocrisy', 'whinging Poms' - 8 times England broke the 'spirit of cricket'
England claim the moral high ground - but for years they've gone against the spirit.
'Turns on his own country': Aussies set against each other in wild cricket backlash
Aussies and Brits fire up at their own - hilarious reactions to the carnage have emerged.
Watch: 'Jake the bus' - driver threatened, invites motorist to fight in wild video
'Catch me out of uniform,' bus driver tells irate motorist.
Holden back the years: Kiwi dad buys back his first car - 22 years after he sold it
For decades he wondered what happened to it. Now he's miraculously been reunited.
Watch: Auckland suburb's two years of torment -Clothes thief caught in the act
For years people have been wrongly accusing each other. Now the culprit has been exposed,
'Tropical Milford Sound': The holiday destination better than Bora Bora
This lesser-known paradise, reached by cruise ship, is a bucket-list holiday must.
What happened to Maddie McCann? Latest Portugal search, NZ's link, theories, suspects
Maddie would have turned 20 this year. Here's the latest, and NZ's link to the case.
Does Jason Paris have a point? 8 baffling ref calls against Warriors this season
We take a look at some of the controversial decisions the Warriors have been up against.
A Kiwi classic gone wrong or genius collab? Is this NZ’s weirdest food mashup?
They've tampered with a classic Kiwi bakery staple. Now it has divided the country.
'Immense courage': Heroic moment onlookers pull Tesla driver from burning wreckage
A witness has described the heroic efforts of pair who rescued driver from burning car.
'Sickening': West Auckland woman vomits after claiming 'yuck' find in KFC chicken
Her meal was ruined after making a 'sickening' discovery. Now KFC has responded.
'So shocking': Hammer-wielding primary school-aged youths raid Auckland liquor store
Community fears lack of punishment after youths as young as 10 raid store during school.
Watch: 'Someone will die' - shocking moment car mounts footpath to beat red light
'Someone is going to die, it’s just a matter of time... it means people don’t feel safe.'
'Shaken': TV star victim of 'vile homophobic' attack
She was the victim of an attack. Now she has a powerful message for every New Zealander.
Etched in history: Top 5 most famous Black Caps victories
Down and out, the Black Caps have produced a number of jaw-dropping comebacks.
Watch: Holy cow! Moment herd in neck-deep floods swim to safety
Neck-deep in water, the cows were centimetres from drowning. Then their owner had a plan.
Watch: Terrifying moment mum, young kids battle raging flood current to get to safety
Stay put and hope the weather gods are kind, or risk raging floods to assure safety.
Watch: Jaw-dropping video from space reveals Gabrielle's deadly track to NZ
Incredible footage from space shows how Cyclone Gabrielle grew and turned into NZ's path.
Watch: Frightening moment bridge bends, breaks away from road in seconds
"We noticed the bridge bowing. I thought 's**t' it's going to go!"
Watch: Heartbreak as historic Auckland surf lifesaving club washes down river
"There's our deck going down": Mother nature devastates West Auckland club's home.
'Bucket-list memories': Why hesitant cruisers should book this summer holiday
I thought cruises were 'floating retirement villages'. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Watch: 'Saved their life' - Frightening moment Northland driver smashes into barrier
Had the crash occurred just months earlier the frightening incident could have been deadly
Watch: 'Massive boom' - Cathedral Cove damaged after 'scary' landslide
'If it was peak time there would have been many people. Very lucky it didn’t kill anyone.'
Watch: Gone the next day - new owner gutted as classic, rare car stolen
His new dream car had been parked at home for just six hours. By morning, it was gone.
'Dak'n Save': Kiwi customer finds cannabis growing in supermarket carpark garden
You usually buy your greens from inside the store. But one customer made a buzzy find.
Auckland restaurant to offer free meals on Xmas day to those doing it tough
Despite doing it tough themselves due to lockdown, the Akuthotas are opening their doors.
Leo Molloy's 'evolutionary' Viaduct plan and why he wants to make 'the absolute best' kebabs
New HQ opening date revealed, and Molloy explains why it'll be even better than before.
First Snifters, now Le Snaks? Classic Kiwi snacks they should bring back
Mars may have discontinued Pod, but what about bringing back these Kiwi classics?
Aggressive dog put down after plunging Auckland school into lockdown
Dog put down after attacking locals, which forced a school into lockdown.
Watch: ‘Almost certain fatality’ - Horrifying near-miss caught on camera
Nelson motorist's reckless move has left viewers shocked, with drivers inches from death.
Watch: Young students perform heartfelt haka for slain dairy worker Janak Patel
“A lot of them were overcome with emotion when they saw the flowers and saw the name."
Watch: 'No! No! No! My dream car!' Auckland boy racer writes off parked car in burnout fail
A car enthusiast was in tears after another driver slammed into his parked 'dream car'.
Watch: ‘Wild’ - Moment Auckland sailors come face-to-face with eye of big waterspout
'We knew we had to get the sails down'.
Watch: Shocking moment NZ KFC manager tells customer to 'f*** off'
He went in for a snack. Instead, he got sauce and an abusive spray from the manager.
Watch: Wild scenes as teen steals school bus, takes it on joy ride
A gumboot-wearing youth was caught on camera taking a stolen bus on a joyride.
Watch: Crazy moment large shark jumps onto Coromandel boat
'We can’t go up the front to go near it because he was going absolutely bonkers.'
KFC responds after customers complain of 'chemical' tasting potato and gravy
Customers complained containers are creating a "plastic" taste. KFC has now hit back.
Watch: 'Omg' - Kiwi driver's dice with death after flying truck tyre slams into ute
'I didn’t have time to think about too much. But I thought my number was up.'
'Disgusting': Kiwis concerned after change to KFC classic leaves 'plastic' taste
'I made the complaint five days ago and have heard nothing.'
Watch: Wayne Brown takes swipe at Goff at victory party - but who is the new Auckland mayor?
He's the new face of Auckland, but what is the mayor really like behind the scenes?
Auckland thief's heartbreaking note to victim before committing desperate crime
They were the victims of a crime. Now they've been praised for their amazing response.
'Once-in-a-lifetime': Tourists wowed as 'mystery creature of the deep' washes ashore
Tourists were expecting a Farewell Spit tour. Then they got a once-in-a-lifetime surprise.
Watch: Daredevil teens dangle off skyscraper in 'extremely stupid' stunt
"People will start to care when someone falls. It was extremely stupid."
Glen Innes shooting: 'Spray of gunshots', screaming, as neighbour's home targeted
"The neighbour's house was shot at. I heard six shots. I heard yelling and screaming."
'Glitch in the matrix': Kiwi captures stunning ocean phenomenon
'Fifty-six years on this Earth and nature still amazes and surprises me ...'
Vandals attack controversial T3 lane cameras on busy Auckland road
Their introduction caused uproar in the community. Now they've been vandalised.
Crime dash 'mayhem': Police officer run over, children as young as 11 in stolen car
"The behaviour of this driver was incredibly calculated, dangerous and is unacceptable."
'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.