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Children were left in tears and parents baffled as nobody from Emirates Team New Zealand played Santa in the victory parade.

Peter Burling ruined parade by refusing to dress as Santa, say parents

Yesterday’s America’s Cup parade in Auckland is drawing intense scrutiny today, as parents who attended say it was “completely ruined” by Helmsman Peter Burling’s refusal to dress as Santa Claus. “Disgraceful, really,” said Dylan Greysome, who weathered the wind and rain to bring his children to the parade. “Honestly put […]

Civil Aviation Authorities are finding it difficult to believe Air New Zealand’s explanation that people have simply chosen to fly to Hamilton.

Hundreds of passengers stranded in Hamilton after their flights to Hamilton landed there

Hundreds of passengers are stranded in the city of Hamilton tonight after their flights to Hamilton landed at their correct destination, prompting widespread concern for their wellbeing. As many as two to three hundred passengers may be caught up in the debacle, with none of them having a subsequent flight […]

Jacob Turnbull says he’s mentally ill and has killed countless other children, but the boy’s family say he doesn’t need to play down his heroic actions.

“I’m no hero,” says man who bravely rescued drowning boy so he could harvest his organs

A man who rescued a drowning boy on Wednesday is humbly claiming he isn’t a hero, saying he only saved the boy to brutally harvest his organs for use in some kind of sick breeding machine. But the boy’s parents are pushing back, saying the man is just “being modest,” […]

Watercare’s Mark Bourne warns Aucklanders that if they don’t personally conserve water, someone else more conscientious will do it for them.

Council warns if Aucklanders don’t use less water, they’ll face the possibility of still having water

Auckland City Council and Watercare have warned Auckland residents today that if they don’t use considerably less water over the next month, they may be forced to continue providing them water. “We’re asking Auckland residents to reduce their water consumption by about 20 litres a day,” said Mark Bourne, spokesman […]

Starved tigers and bears to be introduced to New Zealand as bio-control measure against humans

Starved tigers and bears to be introduced to New Zealand as bio-control measure against humans

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking approval this week to introduce starved and angry tigers and bears to New Zealand’s ecosystem as a bio-control measure to curb the increasingly problematic human population. MPI says the biosecurity threat caused by humans has become “alarming” in recent years, but that a […]

English also briefly addressed other elements of the response that may have been a mistake, including the initial decision to use gasoline instead of water.

PM concedes tossing Gerry Brownlee down the hill to appease the fire was ‘probably a mistake’ but ‘he will be remembered’

In his first visit to the scene of the Port Hills fires today, Prime Minister Bill English has conceded that the initial decision to roll Gerry Brownlee down the Hoon Hay Valley in an attempt to appease the fire may have been a mistake, and perhaps based on faulty science. […]