New Zealand is a beautiful country and we want to share it with the world and support the economy in the process - but not at the expense of our own lives.
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A Queenstown local contacted ONE News after seeing yesterday's story, describing and showing a similar experience just yesterday morning.
Hans Kriek insists international release of the cruelty video is to make sure NZ gets better animal welfare.
Local reaction to the not guilty verdict for Chris Cairns has been muted with those who testified against him not willing to comment.
While the former Black Cap was relieved to be heading home instead of to a jail cell, he said there were no winners and his reputation was "scorched".
Anyone else noticed how it seems to be super cool at the moment to be non-traditional when celebrating Christmas, Toni Street asks?