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Millions of children are set to miss out on Christmas presents this year after Santa had a pretty serious run-in with the law.

Children told there won’t be any Christmas presents this year after Santa’s WINZ cheque didn’t come through

A pair of children aged 8 and 10 have been told by their single parent father there won’t be any Christmas presents this year because Santa Claus’s WINZ cheque failed to come through after he was found to have defrauded the government agency. Martin Bollard broke the news to his […]

Crate Day is already more popular than many national holidays, including Easter and Labour Day.

Crate Day special: Liquor stores offering one free liver with every crate purchased

Christmas time sure does bring about some great deals for the consumer, and you need look no further than some of the incredible offers available from liquor stores this Crate Day. Liquor King, Super Liquor, Bottle-O, Henry’s, Liquorland and Glengarry are all offering one free liver with every crate purchased; […]

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station report being able to see the message that Gary McCormick did nothing wrong all the way from orbit.

Incredible pictures: aerial footage shows quake cracks spell out ‘Gary McCormick did nothing wrong’

One of New Zealand’s most respected geologists, Bishop Brian Tamaki, tells us that earthquakes are God’s mouthpiece, and we may just be seeing evidence of that in new pictures released today by GNS Science. GNS has been conducting an extensive survey of the northern half of the South Island in […]

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 […]

The run is said to have been scored by batsman Ross Taylor, pictured here doing a dance.

Rumours a run has occurred on Day 4 of the second test between the Black Caps and Pakistan

There are rumours circulating this evening that a run may have occurred at Hamilton’s Seddon Park, during Day 4 of the second test between the Black Caps and Pakistan. While not yet independently confirmed, spectators at the ground say that one run did occur just after 3pm this afternoon, in […]

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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 […]