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'On top of the world!' Jason Statham relaxes with fiancée Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in New Zealand as he films shark movie 'Meg' with Ruby Rose
He's the action star best known for critically-panned yet high-grossing hits like Crank, the Transporter series, and The Expendables.
Maori teenage girls and boys perform a powerful haka for their community leader’s 61st birthday celebrations
In a week that has seen a haka by an American high school criticised for not respecting Māori culture, a small group of boys and girls in Otago, New Zealand, have shown them how it's really done.
Vegan travel blogger breaks down in tears after her impression of 'beautiful' New Zealand is destroyed when she sees sheep being shipped off to the slaughterhouse
A vegan travel blogger has broken down in tears after seeing a crate of sheep being trafficked on a ferry to Wellington in New Zealand while trying to capture 'beautiful video footage' on Monday.
Is this the ultimate stoner pad? New Zealand couple builds their new dream home with 500 bales of HEMP
A New Zealand couple have used fibre from cannabis plants to build the country's very first 'hemp house'. 500 bales of hemp were imported from Holland and mixed into the house's walls.
'I've made huge error in judgement': All Blacks star Aaron Smith makes tearful apology to his girlfriend and team for 'having sex with a woman in an airport toilet'
All Blacks star Aaron Smith has offered a tearful apology saying he made an 'error in judgement' after a couple heard him having sex in a disabled bathroom at Christchurch airport on September 18.
'I'm too classy to do it in the toilet': Former stripper who had one night stand with disgraced All Blacks star forced to release Snapchat video denying she was his airport toilet lover
An adult entertainer who had a tryst with All Blacks star Aaron Smith years ago has denied she is the woman who had sex with him in an airport bathroom last month.
Pictured: The tragic U.S. honeymooner who died in New Zealand after he left his wife to go star-gazing and crashed his rental car into a ditch
Friends have paid tribute to American man Douglas Dietz, 29, who died on his honeymoon in New Zealand last week after he left his new wife Kathleen to go 'star-gazing' and crashed into a ditch.
Man, 23, is lucky to be alive after he survived a 25 METRE cliff plunge while not wearing a seat belt
A frightening accident has left a 23-year-old man with chest and stomach injuries after he plummeted down a 25m cliff, while not wearing his seatbelt, in a 4WD on the north island of New Zealand.
'Celebrate the differences that make us who we are': Lingerie brand casts 'real' women of all ages, races, shapes and sizes to model its lacy designs in a stunning, un-edited campaign
Lonely Lingerie's Autumn/Winter 2016 stunning campaign was shot by photographer June Canedo and features her mother Rogeria.
That rounds things off nicely! The thrilling moment a skydiver soars over a rare rainbow in the shape of a perfect circle
Anthony Killeen, a Brit who was on his first skydive with an instructor over New Zealand's Bay of Islands, was 'laughing and ecstatic' when they spotted the technicolour spectrum.
'Sorry love, didn't expect to see a woman': Hilarious fake car commercial 'mansplaining' how to park a truck to a woman mocks sexism in advertising
Comedians from New Zealand have mocked sexism in car adverts by creating their own hilarious commercial starring a woman driver.
Man bashed his wife with a HAMMER after she complained he wasn't holding her hand while they watched a movie
A man beat his wife with a hammer after she complained he wasn't holding her hand as they watched a movie. Yasir Mohib, 31, held his other wife's hand but not hers in their New Zealand home.
'There's some sugar here bro, and some sandwiches': Heartwarming video shows a Kiwi father and his family feeding the homeless
Kernal Link, his wife Tuhoe Ahuriri and their daughter were seen handing out free sandwiches and hot drinks to rough sleepers in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Transgender six-year-old girl who was born a boy used to cry when she was made to wear male clothing or use the boys' toilets at school
New Zealand schoolgirl Ollie Maihi, 6, started her life as a boy. She made the transition from male to female last year after being told by her parents she was allowed to wear girls' clothes every day.
Woman found out her mother was a meth addict when she was 13 after reading her diary that said she had to inject it into her TOES because her arm veins couldn't handle it anymore
Zara Richards, from Auckland, found out her mother had $3000-a-day drug addiction and would inject methamphetamine into her toes after reading her diary when she was 13-years-old.
'It's the least I could do': Hockey star and fiancee of ex-All Blacks captain Richie McCaw auctions off her stunning red carpet earrings for breast cancer
New Zealand hockey player and fiancee of ex-All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, Gemma Flynn, is auctioning off a stunning pair of earrings for breast cancer on the website, Trade Me.
'Have some respect!' Animal rights activists slam 'bushman' for killing a live octopus by biting through its EYES - but he insists anyone that criticises him is 'a pussy'
The internet is torn between anger and adoration after Josh 'The Kiwi Bushman' James showed his fans how to kill an octopus by biting into its brain while diving in New Zealand.
Josh 'The Kiwi Bushman' James showed his YouTube fans how to kill an octopus by biting into its brain while on a diving expedition in New Zealand
'Dates next week!' Justin Bieber teases upcoming Australian and New Zealand shows as he expands Purpose world tour
Pop sensation Justin Bieber has confirmed his plans to extend his Purpose world tour to Australia and New Zealand.
From a glass pod in New Zealand to a converted BUS in Scotland: The quirkiest holiday houses you can rent around the world revealed
When it comes to renting a holiday home, why settle for the mundane? MailOnline Travel rounds up a collection of unusual abodes from England to Bali and New Zealand and beyond.
Real estate agent accused of buying a home from two elderly brothers for $530,000 - before selling it for $1.3 million just four months later
Real estate agent Aaron Hughes allegedly is facing criminal charges after he bought the home of two pensioners in Auckland, NZ, at a bargain price and flipped it four months later for a huge gain.
Fancy $100,000 spending money? How one man managed to save thousands for a dream trip around Asia ... and he reveals how you can too
Richard Meadows recently quit his job after saving $100,000 in three years then headed overseas from his home in New Zealand - and has revealed how he did it, so others can do the same.
Man vs bull! Crazy moment an 81-year-old man throws a water bottle and his hat at an angry bull to stop him from attacking his vehicle
An 81-year-old man in New Zealand had a lucky escape after he took on a large angry bull by throwing his water bottle (pictured) and hat at it, after the animal tried to attack their ute.
Creepy video shows a burglar prowling around a house for half an hour as the owner slept - and taunting him by looking directly at the security camera
Campbell and Claire Anderson, from New Zealand, said they were left 'shaking with anger' after being robbed on Friday before discovering creepy footage of the suspect on their CCTV.
A lobby group argues Australia, Canada, NZ and UK would see economic and social benefits from EU-style pact with polls showing majority support in each country despite security concerns.
Family tragedy as schoolby, 17, is told he has terminal cancer just months after his father was given the same diagnosis
Jesse Warena, 17, and his father John, from New Zealand's north island, were both diagnosed with terminal cancer just months apart and are now counting down the days they have left to live.
New Zealand 'scab' workers brought in to McCain factory 'burnt an Australian employee by not cleaning the hot chip fryer properly'
The worker was burned after 'scab' labour from NZ was brought into the Ballarat, Victoria, factory to fill in for striking staff allegedly did not clean a chip fryer properly, spraying him with hot oil.
Want YOUR child to eat well? Get them to feed themselves - and no it does NOT increase choking risk, study says
According to a new study carried out in New Zealand, there is no evidence to show baby-led weaning is any more dangerous than any other approach.
French hitchhiker, 27, branded a 'spoilt millennial' goes on a bizarre rampage in New Zealand village after getting stuck for four days without a ride...and leaves in a police car
Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre, 27, went 'berserk' and started abusing villagers before hurling a large rock at the Welcome to Punakaiki sign over the weekend.
'I am in love with my body stretched out straight or bent over': Woman who lost 92 kilos in 12 months shares amazing transformation photos a year after having her excess skin removed
Simone Anderson, the New Zealand vlogger famous for her body transformation, has posted another viral photo on Instagram detailing the process of getting rid of her excess skin.
'Appalling': Breadmaker slammed for advert featuring a woman in bed looking seductive with the slogan 'Are you still a Bürgen virgin?'
A bus stop advertisement in New Zealand of a woman posing in bed while holding a piece of bread with the tagline 'Are you still a Bürgen virgin?' has caused controversy on social media.
'Where the f*** is my glow?' Woman posts VERY honest account of her accidental pregnancy... and reveals she struggled to feel excited
Libby Matthews, 28, from New Zealand, became unexpectedly pregnant earlier this year. The mum-to-be wrote an extremely honest blog post about struggling with her impending motherhood.
The wedding crashers! Man's elaborate marriage proposal goes horribly wrong when helicopter carrying couple to the romantic spot CRASHES - but he still pops the question amid the wreckage
Sydney man Mitchell Green proposed to his girlfriend Kaydee Gosper moments after the helicopter they were in crashed near Queenstown in New Zealand.
Hoping for a speedy recovery? Injured Sonny Bill Williams races through a supermarket on a scooter with his daughter - but the All Black star's mother is less than impressed
New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams was seen riding a scooter down a supermarket aisle, with his one-year-old daughter, Imaan, giggling as she held onto the handlebars.
The spine-tingling moment Kiwi firefighters perform a powerful haka on 9/11 anniversary to honour their 343 fallen New York colleagues
New Zealand firefighters (left) came together in Auckland to perform a powerful haka in honour of their colleagues who were killed in the line of duty in the September 11 terror attacks 15 years ago.
Adult-themed poems, sleepovers and creepy nicknames: Shocking details of the relationship between a girl, 13, and the 41-year-old teacher she called 'big boy' before she killed herself
Fresh details have emerged about the relationship between 42-year-old New Zealand teacher Sam Back and Reiha McLelland, a 13-year-old student who took her own life.
'I hope it's sterilised!' The Real Housewives Of Auckland's Anne Batley Burton is 'horrified' when Julia Sloane awkwardly talks about sex toys
Anne Batley Burton said she was left 'horrified' after Julia pulled out some sex toys on The Real Housewives of Auckland
Dramatic moment fugitive leaps to his death on New Zealand bridge after high-speed chase from police cars, boats and helicopters
Fugitive Alaric Eccleston had been on the run for months when he jumped to his death from Auckland Bridge after a high-speed police chase sparked by a robbery.
Heartbreaking case of girl, 9, found dead in school toilets - but coroner rules it wasn't suicide because she 'didn't mean to kill herself'
A nine-year-old girl from Palmerston North, New Zealand, took an impulsive step to end the distress that had built up in her life in the two days leading up to her death, a coroner has found.
Man fed up with a 'giant randy cat looking for sex' outside his window posts hilarious note to its owner
New Zealand man Peter Davies has taken to social media with a hilarious social media post to help him identify a 'giant randy cat' that has been mewling outside his house at night.
Glamorous dairy farmer and bodybuilder, 24, posts her 'dating profile' to an agriculture Facebook page saying she's looking for love – and she's attracting A LOT of interest
New Zealand farmer Marcella Bakker has taken to social media to find love as she opens up about how she has struggled to find time getting into the dating world to find the right man.
Dramatic moment that a boy is left dangling from a chairlift 10 metres above the ground as his parents cling desperately to his arms
A nine-year-old boy is lucky to escape injury after he slipped off his seat and was left dangling when he failed to lower the safety rail at Mt Hutt ski field in New Zealand's South Island.
That's going to be difficult to enforce! New Zealanders to be BANNED from urinating in the ocean - unless they're 1km away from shore
Boat users in New Zealand are furious after a draft environmental plan set out for Marlborough Sounds on the South Island ruled raw waste can only be dumped a kilometre from the shore.
'If instead of one man I was two, one for all the others and one of me for you': The toe-curling poems written by married conservative leader to his press secretary
New Zealand politician Colin Craig wrote the poems to woo Rachel MacGregor (pictured), the High Court heard. One of the poems read out during the trial was entitled, 'Two of Me'.
'Absolute mongrel': Heartbroken parents of 13-year-old girl who took her own life discover she shared 'excessive' text messages with her teacher, 42, and slept over at his house
Sam Back, 42, (pictured) had secret sleepovers with his student Reiha McLelland's, 13, and shared prolific text messages with her before the New Zealand teenager took her own life.
Love Lord of the Rings scenery? The stunning New Zealand lodge where you can gaze upon the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson's movies
At Queenstown's Azur Lodge guests are treated to incredible views and there are chic restaurants, sophisticated spas and a thumping nightlife nearby.
Briton ‘burned down his £1.6million New Zealand villa from 260 miles away after booby-trapping his printer and activating it remotely’
Chris Robinson, 68, is accused by Insurance Australia Group Ltd of rigging up a printer to ignite matches and torch his Bay of Islands home as he continues to fight the firm for a £1.6million payout.
Moving on, Craig? MAFS groom is pictured with a mystery man after storming out on husband Andy during idyllic New Zealand honeymoon
Married at First Sight groom Craig walked out on husband Andy during an idyllic honeymoon in New Zealand. Now he has been pictured lunching with a mystery man without his wedding ring.
'If I can do it, ANY mother can': Woman challenges mums to overhaul their lifestyles like she did to lose 28 kilos and become a bodybuilder
Laura Dargaville, 29, from New Zealand, overhauled her life after having children, shedding 28 kilos in weight and winning a bodybuilder competition two weeks ago. She wants to inspire other mums.
Britain's Royal Family could be set to lose its role as head of state in New Zealand, a new poll has revealed. The study shows just 34 per cent of those asked want to carry on with a British head of state.
The quake was estimated at a depth of around 18 miles off the coast of the country's north island, 352 miles northeast of Wellington. People have been warned about a potential tsunami threat.
Powerful 5.7-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand - and is felt at least 500km away from the epicentre
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. The earthquake happened on Thursday morning and its epicentre was near Te Araroa.
'I knew it was mine as soon as it was on my finger again': Woman is reunited with her stolen engagement ring 38 YEARS later... after she spotted it for sale on a second-hand website
Kaye Gates, 71, from New Zealand, lost her engagement ring after it was burgled from her jeweller. She was reunited with it 38 years later, however, when she found it on the Internet.
You picked the wrong store! Brave father and son mercilessly beat masked thugs attempting to rob their convenience store
Two thugs attacking a New Zealand convenience store with a hammer and crowbar met their match when the father and son inside fought back with a hockey stick and a table leg.
'My boyfriend loves my spots!' Meet the woman with vitiligo who proudly posed NAKED with her white patches on display to celebrate her body
Kannagi Shanbag, 26, from New Zealand, developed vitiligo, which is characterised by patches of the skin losing its pigment, at the age of 16. She said the condition had changed her 'completely'.
Decision forcing a man to pay his neighbour $72,500 and tear down a wall blocking multi-million dollar views set to be appealed
A NZ council will appeal a court decision which forced a man who blocked his neighbours' million-dollar waterfront views to tear down a fence, despite agreeing that the structure was unacceptable.
Czech woman set to leave New Zealand after her boyfriend died on a mountain hike but she survived alone for a month in a remote chalet
New Zealand's Czech consul Vladka Kennett said Pavlina Pizova (centre), 33, had been staying with her in Glenorchy but was leaving 'very soon' for the Czech Republic.
Accused internet pirate Kim Dotcom wants to livestream his legal battle against to avoid extradition from New Zealand to the US where he faces decades in jail
New Zealand internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom wants to livestream his extradition appeal against the United States over his file-sharing website Megaupload on YouTube.
Kiwis approve 'pommy git' jibe: New Zealand's broadcasting watchdog rules the phrase isn't derogatory after complaint when sports commentator used it
The judgement was made by the country's Broadcasting Standards Authority after a complaint about the words being used by a commentator to describe English golfer Danny Willett.
‘Her lips were starting to dry out’: How a nine-year-old girl went from ‘flu’ symptoms to a horrific rare disease that started eating away at her skin
New Zealand girl Valencia Davies, nine, is in hospital battling a potentially fatal skin destroying disease that's so rare it affects only one-two people in a million - but it's caused by caused by common medications.
Wee might go to a break! The moment a breakfast host is heard urinating live on TV after forgetting to take off his mic - leaving the on-air presenter looking VERY awkward
A New Zealand breakfast TV host has had to present live on air with the sound of someone urinating in the background, after a colleague forgot to turn off their microphone while taking a toilet break.
Inside the 'Goldilocks' hut stocked with food and firewood where Czech hiker lived for FOUR WEEKS in the New Zealand wilderness after her younger boyfriend 'fell off a cliff'
Pavlína Pížová, 33, was left to fend for herself after her partner, Ondrej Petr, died after they set out to trek New Zealand's snow-clad Southern Alps, about 60 kilometres from Queenstown, on July 24.
Female hiker's miracle tale of survival as she is found alive in a remote mountain chalet - where she had been living for an entire MONTH after her partner slipped down a cliff edge and died
A Czech hiker has managed to survive more than four weeks trapped in a remote hut in New Zealand's Southern Alps during winter after her companion fell and died on the Routeburn Track.
Man killed by his own wheelchair: Adventurer, 39, dies during a half-marathon after a cable in his chair snapped and sent him crashing to the ground
A New Zealand man with brittle bone disease was killed after a cable on his electric wheelchair broke causing it to stop suddenly and throw him to the ground, a coroner has found.
Vintage French lace, hundreds of Swarovski crystals and a 20 METRE long silk tulle train: Model breaks catwalk record in an elaborate RED wedding dress at New Zealand Fashion Week
Auckland designer Trish Peng, 25, wowed the New Zealand Fashion Week crowd with an elaborate red custom bridal gown with a record-breaking 20-metre-long silk tulle train.
'What's the chance you can get an ounce?': Text messages expose soldier guilty of taking and dealing psychedelic 'N-Bomb' drugs
A soldier in New Zealand has pleaded guilty to using and supplying a range of drugs to colleagues, including the psychedelic substance known as 'N-Bomb', which led to six colleagues being sacked.
'This pink ninja princess shot her first deer': Proud father posts pictures of his eight-year-old daughter biting an animal's HEART after she killed it
New Zealand father Johnny Yuile shared a photograph of his eight-year-old daughter biting a deer's heart after she shot it dead with a hunting gun, sparking outrage on social media.
NZ women's sevens rugby team receives a stirring haka on their arrival home in Auckland despite losing final to Australia in Rio
The NZ women's sevens team were welcomed back to Auckland with a stirring haka at the airport (pictured) despite losing narrowly in the Olympic final 24-17 to Australia.
'I didn't think a woman could be that nasty': Real Housewives of Auckland's Angela Stone slates co-star Michelle Blanchard after ex-model branded her 'plus-sized'
Model Angela Stone has hit back at her co-star, pointing out that Michelle is an 'ex-model' while she is still working in the industry.
Sickening hidden camera footage shows an 86-year-old dementia sufferer is 'slapped and manhandled by a carer' in a home
Piri Hemi, an 86-year-old man with dementia, has allegedly been assaulted by his carer at The Cascades nursing home at Hamilton, New Zealand. The carer has been sacked and charged.
Is Boris being Foreign Secretary really THAT bad? Enquiries about emigrating to New Zealand have DOUBLED since the Brexit vote
New Zealand has always been a popular destination for Britons wanting to start a new life, but apparently enquiries have soared since the historic Brexit vote on June 23
'Wish I could spit on passengers like this': Shocking leaked video shows Air New Zealand flight crew mocking travellers and posing with blow-up sex dolls in the cockpit
Air New Zealand has launched an investigation into the incidents after a photo of a pilot posing with a blow-up doll and video of a woman pretending to spit water on passengers emerged on social media.
The Olympic medal for kindness: Rare Pierre de Coubertin medal awarded only 17 times is given to the NZ and US runners who fell and helped each other to carry on
American Abbey D'Agostino and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin have been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal after displaying Olympic spirit during the Rio games.
'Gambling syndicate' may have bugged All Blacks' hotel room in Sydney before Bledisloe Cup win against Australia
A betting agency is being tipped as more likely responsible than Australian Rugby for bugging the All Blacks' Sydney hotel ahead of their Saturday night Bledisloe Cup clash (pictured).
All Blacks discover a hidden BUG spying on them in their hotel as they prepare for the Bledisloe Cup test in Australia
The All Blacks have found a listening device hidden in the team meeting room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay, Sydney, ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe cup clash against Australia.
Shake your tail feather! Adorable dancing kiwi reveals what it really gets up to in the dead of night
A sanctuary in New Zealand got an adorable surprise when they checked the hidden camera's in the Kiwi cage to find the bird has a penchant for dancing – and vigorously at that.
What is causing the tragic suicide epidemic sweeping through a tiny New Zealand town? Five young men take their own lives in just three months
A small community in the far north of New Zealand is grappling with the suspected suicides of five young males aged between 17 and 25 in the past three months.
American runner who fell and was helped to cross finish line by New Zealand athlete will NOT race final because of torn ligaments in her knee
American runner Abbey D'Agostino, 24, said Wednesday that her season was over after she was injured in the tumble during the 5,000m race in Rio yesterday.
Desperate firefighters fight to save tiny chihuahua 'Lucky Sooty' after he's pulled from a burning apartment - before he dies from the smoke
Chihuahua, 'Lucky Sooty,' has tragically died despite desperate efforts by firefighters and vets to save his life after he was pulled out of a burning apartment in Auckland, New Zealand.