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Fairfax will not comment on all the methods used to train the kea, in the event other news organisations co-opt them for use on different animals.

Journalists spent months training kea to move road cones for summer news payoff

A team of Fairfax journalists spent months in Te Anau this year with the specific aim of painstakingly training a pair of kea to move road cones without human supervision, in order to provide what they hoped would be a “massive” news payoff come summer. Stuff reporter Dave Nicoll, who […]

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Marketing stunt gone wrong: Mike Hosking sucked into black hole created by his custom Dyson vacuum cleaner

A painfully obvious marketing stunt for Dyson vacuum cleaners has gone horribly wrong today, after Mike Hosking was sucked into a miniature black hole by his customised Dyson, which he had already been warned was “much too powerful” to use inside the Newstalk ZB studios. The incident happened while Hosking […]

You won’t believe what David Bowie looks like now!

You won’t believe what David Bowie looks like now!

Incredible! It’s been a long time since rock superstar David Bowie was in the spotlight, and many would agree he’s well past his prime. But even still, you won’t quite believe what he looks like now! Bowie hasn’t been seen in public for a while, but this new picture courtesy […]

With conclusion of Real Housewives of Auckland, man feels he can safely reconnect television

With conclusion of Real Housewives of Auckland, man feels he can safely reconnect television

A 36-year-old Hamilton man has been made aware today that the Real Housewives of Auckland has aired its final episode, and says he now feels comfortable reconnecting his television to the power supply. Gareth Tremain, who disconnected his television when he first learned that RHOAKL* was “an actual thing,” has […]

UFO sighting over Auckland was just new Breakfast desk

UFO sighting over Auckland was just new Breakfast desk

A widely reported UFO sighting over Auckland last night was just TVNZ’s new Breakfast desk, says the company’s CEO, Kevin Kenrick. Panic erupted along Queen Street and spread outward from there as the object appeared to fly, from Victoria Street West, slowly across the sky towards Parnell, eventually disappearing over […]

TVNZ acknowledges experiment to cryogenically freeze man from 1920s and put him on TV today has failed

TVNZ acknowledges experiment to cryogenically freeze man from 1920s and put him on TV today has failed

With today’s announcement that Jack Tame and Hilary Barry will take over TV One’s breakfast programme, TVNZ has acknowledged its nearly century-long experiment to cryogenically freeze Rawdon Christie in the 1920s, subsequently thawing him for use on their network in the current decade, has categorically failed. Christie, a British aristocrat […]