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Nightmare two-headed snake found in Virginia just in time for Halloween season

‘Tis the season for nightmare fuel, and one fascinating but unsettling discovery is getting into that fall spooky spirit.

August 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Visitors restricted, screened on arrival at Auckland hospitals

Some Auckland hospitals are restricting visitors and screening them on arrival, while others are banning them altogether while the region is in coronavirus alert level 3.

August 12, 2020

re:generate Kids Market

The philosophy​​ behind re:generate is too reuse, recycle & re-love. At re:generate we support and encourage a sustainable lifestyle and circular economy, you will find 50+ stalls selling quality pre-loved baby & kids goods like clothing, toys, books, prams, furniture, nursery items, maternity wear etc.

August 10, 2020

Detained ‘drug smuggler’ cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

A cat detained at Sri Lanka’s main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday.

August 4, 2020

Whisky Tasting

This is a special opportunity to sample five different whisky’s across Scotland! Spirits ambassador Chase Bickerton will be here to let everyone know the history of each single malt.

August 3, 2020

‘Model’ customers keep Tokyo diners at social distance

The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing: life-like mannequins keeping diners from getting too close.

July 29, 2020

Food Truck Sundays – Winter Foodie Feast

It’s a fresh tasty line up of the best fold trucks and street food from Love Street Food NZ and we cannot wait.

July 27, 2020

In Sweden, female priests now outnumber male ones

For the first time in history, Swedish female priests outnumber their male counterparts, sixty years after they were first allowed to don the clerical collar, the Church of Sweden said Wednesday.

July 24, 2020

$100 million rescue package for public transport

A $100 million rescue package for public transport is being hailed as a relief for ratepayers.

July 22, 2020

Innerlight Market

The Titirangi Inner Light Market is run in conjunction with the fantastic monthly Titirangi Village Market with 100 plus stalls indoors and outdoors.

July 20, 2020

Auckland Council budget: Rates up 3.5 per cent and more than 500 jobs to go

Aucklanders will pay an average 3.5 per cent more in rates, and more than 500 jobs will go, as the council slices hundreds of millions of dollars off its annual budget.

July 17, 2020

Quote of the Day

“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”

– Henry Miller

July 15, 2020

Ex-soldier who fled with puma turns himself over to police

A former Polish soldier who fled into a forest with his pet puma to avoid handing it over to a zoo, gave himself up to police on Sunday after a three-day manhunt.

July 13, 2020

Kombucha Workshop

Come along and discover just how easy and economical it is to make your own Kombucha in this hands-on demonstration class. P

July 10, 2020

Musk mocks Tesla short-sellers by selling short shorts

Tesla founder Elon Musk is ruthlessly mocking the carmaker’s doubters who sell the company short by selling short shorts with the company logo.

July 8, 2020

Auckland drought: Storms provide little relief for depleted dams

A weekend of heavy rain has done little to aid Auckland’s water crisis, with dam levels still sitting at record low levels.

July 6, 2020

Turkmen leader dedicates poem to ‘wonderful’ wheat

Turkmenistan’s eccentric and authoritarian leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has penned a poem celebrating wheat and the farmers that grow it, state media in the Central Asian country reported Tuesday.

July 2, 2020

Rail line to Marsden Point, and possible port move, one step closer

KiwiRail has bought some of the land needed to build a rail line to Northport at Marsden Point.

July 2, 2020

Auckland Mama Markets – Te Atatu Peninsula

Auckland Mama Markets is an exciting boutique market selling a fabulous range of products for families with babies and young children.

June 29, 2020

‘It was so crazy’: Swimmer in the US saves shark with his bare hands

“That’s a big a.. shark!”

June 26, 2020

Stranded surfer says Argentina must repatriate dogs too

An Argentine adventurer stranded in Peru because of the coronavirus lockdown says he wants to go home, but not without his dogs which he has adopted on his travels.

June 26, 2020

$40-an-hour jobs going, but where are the applicants?

Recruiter Jonny Peters has a problem: Jobs to fill and no applicants to take them.

June 24, 2020

Soljans Wedding Open Day 2020

Soljans Estate Winery is showcasing its stunning and unique wedding ceremony and reception venue at their 2020 Wedding Open Day.

June 22, 2020

Auckland Council Budget: Hotels want extra rate scrapped with recovery slow

Hotel earnings in Auckland are less than half compared with a year ago and occupancy has slumped to 36 per cent, prompting a call for the council to permanently scrap an additional rate on the sector.

June 19, 2020

Vienna man fined 500 euros for deliberate ‘massive flatulence’

Austrian police fined a man 500 euros for loudly breaking wind after officers stopped him earlier this month to check his identity.

June 17, 2020

re:generate Kids Market

re:generate support and encourage a sustainable lifestyle and circular economy, you will find 30+ stalls selling quality pre-loved baby & kids goods like clothing, toys, books, prams, furniture, nursery items, maternity wear etc.

June 16, 2020

Māngere Bridge businesses clash with Auckland Transport in car park stoush

An 18 month-long stoush over plans to shut off an entrance to a busy car park in south Auckland has come to a head between business owners and Auckland Transport.

June 11, 2020

‘We’ll be back’: Italy prison escapees promise to return

Two inmates who escaped from a prison in Rome last week left guards a courtesy note, saying they had business to take care of but would be back shortly, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

June 10, 2020

Emotional Intelligence For Leaders

An Australasian Leadership Institute- the leading provider of leadership workshops in New Zealand.

June 8, 2020

Banana, bean cake and fertiliser stunts in Hong Kong’s legislature

Outnumbered and with the rule book written against them, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have embraced rotten plants, red bean cakes, bananas and a dizzying array of other weird objects for theatrical stunts inside the rambunctious chamber.

June 4, 2020

Auckland drought: Recycling sewage water ‘technically possible’, expert says

A leading water organisation believes recycling wastewater for drinking could help solve water shortages – if people were happy to drink it.

June 3, 2020

Preserves and Pickling

Learn how easy it is to produce your own fresh and tasty flavoured oils, make chili jam and create tasty garden pickles, relishes and more.

June 1, 2020

Queen’s Birthday weekend: Where Kiwis are headed as travel restrictions ease

Auckland, Christchurch, Rotorua, Taupō, Wellington and Queenstown are among the top destinations Kiwis are headed to for the first long weekend since coronavirus travel restrictions eased.

May 29, 2020

Making massssks from Florida python skin

A Florida craftsman has come up with a novel way of tackling both the coronavirus pandemic and the problem of invasive pythons and iguanas that damage the state’s fragile ecosystem.

May 27, 2020

Starting and Managing a Small Business

Designed for new starters, business owners and managers wanting to manage and grow their own successful and innovative business.

May 25, 2020

US family turns in $1 mn found on street

A sheriff’s department in the US state of Virginia praised a family who turned in two large mail bags they found in the middle of the road — filled with nearly $1 million in cash.

May 21, 2020

Auckland drought: 289 breaches of water restrictions as dam levels plummet

Aucklanders are flouting water restrictions to wash their cars and water blast their driveways despite the region facing its worst drought in history

May 21, 2020

Support Local Business! Kohu Road Shop Open Days

Come visit the factory for the tastiest fresh-out-of-the-ice-cream-maker ice cream around, fill up your freezer with all your favourite Kohu Road flavours – and maybe find a new flavour to fall in love with while you’re at it!

May 19, 2020

Coronavirus Live updates tracking the pandemic 100-year-old Russian beats coronavirus

Russia celebrated a rare bit of good news on Wednesday as a 100-year-old woman left a Moscow hospital after fully recovering from the coronavirus.

May 15, 2020

Mediterranean Cuisine

If you are looking for healthy and tasty food from around the Mediterranean Sea, then this course is for you. Learn different methods of cooking and different flavors.

May 13, 2020

Auckland schools broken into, trashed, during Covid-19 lockdown

Two west Auckland principals woke on Monday to find classrooms trashed, potentially delaying a return to school for students as the country prepares to move to alert level 2.

May 11, 2020

Welcome baby X Æ A-12: Musk and Grimes do it their way

Fans hoping for clarity and perhaps some pronunciation tips were left floundering Wednesday after Elon Musk’s girlfriend, the musician Grimes, explained their newborn son’s name — X Æ A-12.

May 8, 2020

Auckland drought: Water restrictions from next week, but city won’t run out

Water restrictions will be in place in 10 days, but Aucklanders have been assured that despite an unprecedented drought, the city will not run out.

May 7, 2020

How to Buy and Budget for Your First Home

Taught by award winning financial adviser Arthur Parker Ramani, graduate from the University of Auckland, Arthur has helped hundreds of Kiwis make smarter decisions financially and helped get many into their first home.

May 5, 2020

Traffic queues and defecating as crowds return to Auckland beaches

Long traffic queues and concerns about people defecating in bushes have been raised as scores of people rush back to Auckland’s west coast beaches in alert level three.

May 1, 2020

Norwegian billionaire held over wife’s disappearance

Norwegian police said Tuesday they had arrested a wealthy businessman over the disappearance of his wife 18 months ago, the latest twist in a case that has kept the Nordic countries on tenterhooks.

April 29, 2020

Titirangi Primary School Gala 2020

Village school invites all to fun gala day – A fun, festive family gala will be held at Titirangi School on the afternoon of Saturday 7th November.

April 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Should face masks be worn on public transport?

Despite countries such as Germany making face masks compulsory on public transport, New Zealand health officials say its not an important part of overall measures to contain coronavirus.

April 24, 2020

Social distancing takes a hit as Taiwan baseball teams brawl

Playing to empty stadiums, Taiwan has managed to keep its baseball league running during the coronavirus pandemic — but social distancing went out of the window on Sunday when a game descended into an on-field brawl.

April 23, 2020

Auckland Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Event Promotions and Loaded proudly present Auckland Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. Numbers are limited to 1000 competitors!

April 21, 2020