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Kiwi Runners Feel the Pain

Kiwi Runners Feel the Pain

In the US they run to escape the pressures of work. In the UK they find running leaves the mind time to think about sex. Kiwis, on the other hand, think about the pain they’re putting themselves…

Kiwi Metric Model

Kiwi Metric Model

Well, hardly on the edge, but a Canadian tourist bicycling through New Zealand has managed to tear his eyes away from the scenery long enough to notice the benefits of the firm application of the metric…

Ray the Negotiator

Ray the Negotiator

Accused of taking illegal photos from the roof of her truck, Englishwoman abroad Lindsay Hawdon found herself at the mercy of the Ugandan Army while touring Africa. It took the calm thinking of her Kiwi driver…

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

A Transit New Zealand road sign in the South island, linking the towns of Clinton and Gore, is attracting the attention of the White House.

Touring Scots Experience Hongi and Other Quirks of New Zealand Culture

Touring Scots Experience Hongi and Other Quirks of New Zealand Culture

Such as this unique local solution to the Fijian Crisis, on observing the Scots training an onlooker reportedly said: “what you should do is use that big fellar as ram on the door of the Parliament…

ANZAC Divers Recover Sunken Vietnamese Treasure

ANZAC Divers Recover Sunken Vietnamese Treasure

A group of four New Zealand and Australian professional divers spent over 70 days working 12 hour shifts in the cramped quarters of a diving bell to recover a sunken collection of valuable 15th Century Vietnamese ceramics….

Windy Wellington Challenges the Eternal Spirit of the Olympic Flame

Windy Wellington Challenges the Eternal Spirit of the Olympic Flame

NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark was forced to take an unscheduled breather on the Olympic Torch Relay when “Windy” Wellington remained true to name. As the Prime Minister jogged down the stairs of Parliament House in the…

Xena Look Out

Xena Look Out

An unlucky Auckland criminal chose the wrong victim when he picked on the same woman –  a tae-kwon do black belt – twice in two days. “Each day I teach myself never to use martial arts…

Kiwi Blokes Prefer Scoring to Scoring

Kiwi Blokes Prefer Scoring to Scoring

According to recent New Zealand study, most men would turn down a date with Elle Macpherson in a favour of a big footy match – and sports mad Australians are no different.

Awa Maternity Ward No Picnic

Awa Maternity Ward No Picnic

From the grass skirts and cannibals file: “When Maori women of New Zealand give birth, they deliver on the ground near a stream. The Maori word whenua means both “earth” and “placenta.”

Bugger

Bugger

A Cultural phenomenon has reached Asia, and it has bugger-all to do with Bulgarians or heretics, but something to do with a car advertisement, a racehorse and climbing Mt. Everest.

Kiwi Student Crucifies Penis

Kiwi Student Crucifies Penis

Gross-out contest winner horrifies New Zealand

Speed Baa-rrier

Speed Baa-rrier

Shaun the New Zealand Drysdale is doing community work in England’s Lake District – he attracts motorists’ attention, slowing them down for a second glance.