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Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness and Trees

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:38:43 +1200 | Anne Russell

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused ...More >>

US Airways Twitter Scandal: Whoops, sorry about that

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:43:33 +1200 | Mosh Social Media

Jenny Rudd, Head of Content at MOSH, New Zealand's leading social media agency comments on the pressure to be perfect for social media community managers following the pornographic image posted on the US Airways Twitter feed.More >>

Red Zone Gaming Control Centre Confirmed

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:17:54 +1200 | Royale Productions

Media Alert For Immediate Release Red Zone Gaming Control Centre Confirmed Royale Productions present ZOMBIE: RED ZONE GAMING 25th April – 17th May 2014, Cathedral Square, ChristchurchMore >>

Flavoured methamphetamine (Strawberry Quick/Meth) a hoax

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:48:36 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A viral message alerting parents to be aware of flavoured methamphetamine in schools is a re-occurring hoax say Police. The message, spread by both e-mail and social media, suggests flavoured methamphetamine known as “strawberry meth” or “strawberry ...More >>

More trouble with Labour’s transport policy

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:43:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Ministry of Transport analysis of Labour’s new policy for taxing motorhomes shows many motorhome owners would actually be charged higher Road User Charges under a Labour government than they are presently, not lower, ...More >>

Biscuit exhibit offers commentary on casualties of war

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:15:34 +1200 | Massey University

He has staged an art exhibition and installation of Anzac biscuits in France and now Associate Professor Kingsley Baird’s thought-provoking commentary on the carnage and casualties of war is to be staged in Germany – with some key differences.More >>

Japan’s ICR in Defiance of World Court Ruling

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:49:04 +1200 | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The ICR Today Filed Court Briefs Stating They Intend to Return to Antarctica to Hunt Whales in 2015-2016; Will Seek to Enjoin Other Sea Shepherd Entities from Obstructing Their OperationsMore >>

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life In Minecraft

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:36:50 +1200 | Media Design School

Auckland War Memorial Museum has teamed up with Media Design School and their ‘Pick & Shovel’ community to recreate ANZAC history in Minecraft®. More >>

“Socrates” seeks Royals’ help to return Elgin Marbles

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:04:12 +1200 | Yannis Simonidis

Mid-way through a sell-out tour of New Zealand, Greek philosopher Socrates, played by Emmy-award winner, Yannis Simonidis, has asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to help facilitate the return of the Parthenon Marbles.More >>

Great use of police mobility devices

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:42:42 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police caught two burglars in the early this morning following some innovative use of an iPhone. About 10pm last night the Stakeout Bar and Grill restaurant in Bank Street, Whangärei was broken into. Police attended the scene, but the offenders ...More >>

Mediaworks Announces The Edge TV

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:23:31 +1200 | Mediaworks

MediaWorks announced today that, in a market first, top-rating radio brand The Edge will become a true multi-platform entertainment brand, launching its own television channel this year. More >>

“Superman” Only Slightly Slower than Speeding Bullet

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:25:25 +1200 | Bikesport NZ

APRIL 8, 2014: He may be only slightly faster than a speeding bullet these days and possibly only able to leap small buildings in a single bound – maybe just the occasional letterbox – but Paul “Superman” Pavletich is still something of a hero.More >>

Glastonbury Tor Haka in Retribution for Tax Evasion Verdict

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:18:54 +1200 | Richard Hillgrove

PR Guru Richard J. Hillgrove VI, 42 years, did a Maori Haka on Glastonbury Tor with his children Richard J. Hillgrove VII, 10 years, and Lola Hillgrove, 3 years, at the weekend.More >>

Seymour Hersh Does It Again! Killing in the name of …

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 07:36:08 +1200 | Michael Collins

Who were the culprits for the chemical weapons attack in Syria? What was really going on in Benghazi when Libyan terrorists killed Ambassador Stevens and others? Why is the United States covering up and collaborating with a moral leper, Turkish Prime ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Sir Peter's Jet

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 17:26:50 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Well done, Sir Peter Jackson, for contributing to one of the great quests of our time. More >>

Family court consumers launch their own justice system

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:32:59 +1300 | Parents 4 Justice

Auckland based Parents 4 Justice have today launched their resolve to the Family Court. More >>

Te Papa Misleads the People

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:24:54 +1300 | One New Zealand Foundation

On a recent visit to Te Papa I was surprised that there was no mention or display of Queen Victoria's Royal Charter dated the 16 November 1840. More >>

We’re Not to Be Fooled About Crime

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:19:21 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealanders should not be fooled by Police Minister Anne Tolley, says New Zealand First. More >>

Huka Lodge not sold, sorry April Fool’s joke says councillor

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:57:20 +1300 | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has unreservedly apologised for posting an April Fool’s Day joke on his Facebook page claiming he’d met this morning (April 1) with some new owners of the exclusive Taupo lodge which was completely untrue and ...More >>

US Pop-Rock Trio Hanson Announce First Ever NZ Show

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:55:05 +1300 | Chugg Entertainment

HANSON CONFIRMED TO TOUR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND THIS AUGUST - NEW ALBUM ANTHEM RELEASED FRIDAY 4TH APRIL - featuring the single GET THE GIRL BACK More >>

 

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