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She claims she's received rape threats for saying it's "Bogan Halloween".

Aussie comedian calls Anzac Day 'f**king disgusting'

She claims she's received rape threats for saying it's "Bogan Halloween".

MFAT told Newshub consular officials were providing emergency assistance to Kiwis caught up in the incident.

Kiwis caught up in Anzac Cove bus fire emergency

The bus burst into flames.

Columbine High School shooting survivor Evan Todd was interviewed by Weekend Today on the 19th anniversary of the shooting.

Columbine shooting survivor suffers horror Aussie interview

Evan Todd was shocked to twice be called Eric - the name of one of the shooters.

Anzac Day is on April 25.

Anzac spirit: Does Australia even care about NZ anymore?

"There is this feeling that New Zealand has been neglected."

Aurora Kyle disappeared on Friday evening, ending atop a small mountain with only a dog for company.

Partially blind dog saves toddler lost on mountain

Aurora Kyle, barefoot and only three years old, spent the night outdoors with only the dog for company.

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Man accused of punching 11yo girl at Sydney mall released on bail

He was already on bail for a number of serious charges.

The child at the centre of his infidelity scandal has arrived.

Barnaby Joyce's new partner Vikki Campion gives birth to baby boy

The child at the centre of his infidelity scandal has arrived.

Chunping Quan appeared in court for biting a waiter over the price of her fish dish.

Woman charged with assault after biting waiter over price of dish

She bit, pinched and grabbed at the man's neck.

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Instagram fame-hungry 22yo jailed

Canadian woman Melina Roberge was trying to fund her lavish lifestyle, the court heard.

Another wacky cafe stunt that captured headlines last year was the piefee.

Aussie café serves up 'deconstructed' vegemite toast

Is this the most hipster thing you've ever seen, or just a monstrosity?

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Mother fears release of killer who murdered her child

Five-year-old Chloe Hoson was suffocated by her neighbour.

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MAFS AU star confirms new 'wifey'

Telv has moved on from Sarah quickly.

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Barber taken to court for not cutting girl's hair

Sam Rahim's business doesn't specialise in long hair, but for one mother that wasn't acceptable.

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Philippines may deport Australian nun

The 71-year-old was taken from her house for "illegal political activities".

Donald Trump officially withdraws the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Bringing US back into CPTPP might be too hard - Australia

"Unpacking all the stitching" of the complex deal might not be worth it, says Trade Minister Steven Ciobo.

Police suspect the blaze was deliberately lit.

Massive Sydney bush fire closing in on nuclear reactor

Police suspect the blaze was deliberately lit.

Have you ever come across this sound?

Gold Coast tourists stunned by intense screeching chorus of birds

Have you ever come across it?

The closing ceremony has been heavily criticised.

Athletes walk out of 'boring' Games closing ceremony

Athletes left halfway through and many of the seats were empty.

A cancer drug has been slashed in price.

Price of life-saving cancer drugs drops from $211,000 to $42

Australians with Hodgkin's lymphoma will now be able to afford Keytruda.

The group has been getting together for bongos and fire twirling for years.

Gold Coast bongo players, fire twirlers challenge council ban

"There's no need to stop it... No one's getting hurt, nothing bad is happening - leave it how it is."