Once In A Lifetime Weather of the Day

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Once In A Lifetime Weather of the Day: A 50-year weather event is wreaking havoc on New Zealand's infrastructure, but the joy of experiencing the first Wellington snowfall in over 30 years more than makes up for any minor inconvenience.

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Teste Tincture of the Day

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Teste Tincture of the Day: Wellington, New Zealand's Green Man Pub recently introduced a rather night-marish sounding cocktail that's equestionable at best: Apple-infused horse semen.

The "active ingredient" arrives fresh from a Christchurch stallion farm, and is severed chilled in a shot glass for NZ$25 (US$20) a pop.

According to pub co-owner Steve Drummond,

Right Turn At Albuquerque of the Day

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Right Turn At Albuquerque of the Day: A juvenile Emperor Penguin -- native to Antarctica -- somehow managed to find itself on the shores of New Zealand's North Island.

The wayward penguin -- believed to be the first ever sighted in the wild on North Island -- was spotted by Christine Wilson, who was walking along Peka Peka beach with her dog. "I was [thinking] 'Am I imagining this?," Wilson told ABC Radio National Breakfast.

New Zealand conservationists who ob

RIP: Shrek the Sheep

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RIP: Shrek the Sheep -- who won over the hearts and minds of Kiwis everywhere (but mostly in New Zealand) when he was found six years after straying from his herd "sporting a massive fleece that made him appear three times his normal size" -- had to be put down by his owner, John Perriam, due failing health. He was 16.

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Extreme Accomplishment of the Day

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Extreme Accomplishment of the Day: 24-year-old kiwi Jed Mildon made action-sports history by performing the world's first (recorded) BMX triple backflip at today's Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.

"This is the perfect result to three intensive months of practicing and training for this moment," Mildon said after landing the jump. "The impact and implications hasn't sunken in yet

Whoopsie Daisy of the Day

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Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: A truck driver from New Zealand who accidentally fell ass-first onto a compressed air nozzle is lucky to be alive.

"I was blowing up like a football... it felt like I had the bends, like in diving," Steven McCormack told the Whakatane Beacon. "I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon." McCormack said he was worried about ex

Adorable Animal Being Adorable of the Day:

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Adorable Animal of the Day: A rare white kiwi -- the first all-white chick to be hatched in captivity -- was welcomed into the world by employees of the Pukaha Mount Bruce wildlife center on May 1st.

"The kiwi population on Little Barrier Island has birds with white markings and some white kiwi, but this was still a big surprise," said Pukaha Mount Bruce Board Chairman Bo