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Stunning Sunset! Scientists at Antarctica have witnessed the last sunset of the year as the continent moves into 24-hour daylight.

The Navy recruits of Basic Common Training (BCT) course 15/02 compete for the Efficiency Cup at the Tamaki Leadership Centre in Whangaparaoa.

Mudship Down! The Navy recruits of Basic Common Training (BCT) course 15/02 compete for the Efficiency Cup at the Tamaki Leadership Centre in Whangaparaoa.

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Christchurch beckons! SCIRT Buskers Comedy Club English Gents show what people can expect at the next World Buskers Festival, for which promotion has started.


A gruesome connection! A new campaign makes a dramatic link between fish and chips and the extinction of Māui and Hector’s dolphins.

Yipes! Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall react as the Prince handles a tuatara during a visit to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary on November 5, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (A wayward bee was the cause of the distraction).

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Boom! A  10-year-old Ruatoria boy Kuratiwaka Ngarimu, whose video message to All Black star winger Nehe Milner-Skudder had gone viral before the Rugby World Cup final. Kuratiwaka and his mother surprised Nehe at a Rugby World Cup welcome home event with a home-made cake Kuratiwaka promised Nehe, and he was able to present it on stage in front of his heroes.

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Mesmerising Mermaids! Paul Hartigan Mermaid Cup 2: Looming bigger and brighter for its second year, the Auckland Festival of Ceramics celebrates all things clay with exhibitions, talks, demonstrations and tours throughout November and December.


Rats, you’re dead! WWF (World Wildlife Fund) chose to award a  $25,000 grant to this Iwi-led community project from the East Cape is based on the principle that a healthy environment means healthy people. With a long-term commitment to ensuring conservation becomes part of everyday life, the project seeks to integrate environmental efforts with economic, social and cultural development and education in the Uawa Tolaga Bay area.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.