April 25th, 2010
07:19 AM ET

3 killed in New Zealand air force chopper crash

An air force helicopter headed to a memorial service crashed before dawn Sunday near Wellington, New Zealand, killing three.

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April 19th, 2010
09:39 AM ET

Hawaii teen wins surf tourney, hands check to local kids

Carissa Moore gave her prize to the local surfing club.

A $15,000 paycheck is huge for a 17-year-old girl. But it’s even bigger for the 180 kids of a New Zealand surfing club.

Hawaii teenager Carissa Moore won the TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival at Fitzroy Beach, New Zealand, on Friday and promptly handed over the check from her second professional victory to the local surfing club, the Waitara Bar Boardriders Club.

"I'm really lucky to have the support of my family and my sponsors and to be able to contribute in this way," she said. "And it's a great way to give back to the community. They have been such a great motivation to me this week."

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March 29th, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Joseph and Mary in bed - obscene or illuminating?

This billboard posted outside a church in Auckland, New Zealand, sparked a slew of complaints.

A billboard showing a somber Mary and Joseph laying in bed together with the caption "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow," is controversial, but not obscene, according to a decision by New Zealand's Advertising Standards Authorities.

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