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Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

The new colossal squid sliced open at Te Papa today is even bigger than the last one.

Researchers from AUT University and the University of Otago sliced open the behemoth in a giant bathtub today. They discovered the animal was a girl -- with big eyes and a big mouth.

It's the first new colossal squid analysed at the museum in six years.

Woman jailed for life over grisly murder

Woman jailed for life over grisly murder

An Auckland grandmother smashed a 77-year-old man in the head and set his legs on fire, before closing the door to his bedroom and leaving him to die, a court has heard.

Red Nose Day trademark battle resumes

Red Nose Day trademark battle resumes

An "extraordinary" campaign by a doctor with controversial views on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome forced a New Zealand children's charity to put Red Nose Day on hold for more than a decade, but that should not mean it loses the rights to its trademark, a court was told today.

Body of missing boatie found

The body of a missing boatie has been recovered from a Canterbury lake by police divers this afternoon.

Feilding couple stunned by $7.2 m lotto win

Feilding couple stunned by $7.2 m lotto win

A Feilding couple were stunned to learn they'd won $7.2 million after checking their Lotto ticket during Saturday night's All Blacks-Springboks test match.

Eminem sues National

Eminem sues National

US rapper Eminem is suing the National Party for allegedly breaching copyright by using his song Lose Yourself in its campaign advertisements.

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