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Sony Hackers : "The World Will Be Full of Fear"

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:44:59 +1300 | Shelly Palmer

These words may go down in history as the seminal message of the apocalypse. It is very possible that this is the beginning of a post-government, post-religion, post-rule-of-law age... the Age of Hackers.More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: My client warns

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:17:33 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Does a single day go by without Phillip John Smith or his lawyer Tony Ellis dropping a bombshell about life behind bars in a New Zealand prison? He's got the viewing public [and Corrections staff] on a rack screaming for mercy.More >>

International rugby jerseys stolen

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:36:08 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Up to 15 international rugby jerseys were stolen in a burglary of former All Black Leon MacDonald's Blenheim home over the weekend. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Approved by Pyongyang

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:02:33 +1300 | Martin Doyle

The closing down of "The Interview" film in the United States by the cyber agents of Pyongyang is sick. It is no less than the fascist suppression of free speech in one country being foisted on another country whether they want it or not. Are ...More >>

Christmas release a Owl-ing success say Hamilton Police

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police and wildlife rescue staff say though he's a bit overweight with Christmas cheer, a rare native bird rescued in a storm last month is well enough to fend for himself following his release in Hamilton today.More >>

‘Running of the Wools’ ahead of Rural Games

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:43:26 +1300 | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

‘Running of the Wools’ to evoke forgotten Queenstown ahead of Hilux New Zealand Rural Games More >>

Brownlee’s Misplaced War on Acronyms

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:28:06 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The beleaguered Minister of Defence who reportedly cannot tell an RFL (required fitness level) from an AWQ (annual weapons qualification) has declared war on military acronyms while proving the proverb about those in glass houses.More >>

A Devil of a Film Will Go into Production in New Zealand

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:29:25 +1300 | Film New Zealand

Film New Zealand confirmed today that Legendary Pictures’ KRAMPUS will commence principal photography in New Zealand in early 2015. More >>

Whale & Dolphin Film Project In 'Heaven on Earth' Video Comp

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:35:31 +1300 | Jeff Wefferson

My film about the whales and dolphins has been accepted into the 'Heaven On Earth' competition, and thanks to Laurie and Jacob Tietelbaum of the Big Island, Hawai'i for making this happen. This is actually just the 'trailer' for the much more in-depth ...More >>

What were you thinking? Police ask Irish tourist

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:29:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

What on earth was he thinking was the reaction by a senior Waikato Police officer when she saw the photo taken of a tourist driving with a kayak tied crossways across the roof of his car on a busy Coromandel highway?More >>

Car importer/distributor to get behind new airline

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:14:46 +1300 | 2 Cheap Cars

New Zealand’s largest used imported car dealership has announced it’s joining a consortium to set up a regional airline to service routes to be discarded by Air New Zealand.More >>

Police respond to bomb threat at kindergarten

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:16:12 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police were alerted to a bomb threat by staff at Redwood kindergarten in Christchurch shortly before 9am this morning when they found a threatening note. More >>

High fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:38:04 +1300 | University of Auckland

A diet high in fibre helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers, according to researchers from the University of Auckland. More >>

The Garner And Gower ‘Hour of Power’ Recaps the Year

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:24:07 +1300 | Mediaworks

The Garner And Gower ‘Hour of Power’ Recaps the Year in Politics - Today 3-4pm on RadioLIVE More >>

Overhead Lines Down at Ava Station

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:22:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

At about 11:30pm on Monday 8th December a Tranzmetro train travelling into Ava Station in Lower Hutt collided with a pole bringing down over-head cables. No one was injured, but passengers were held on the train until the lines were isolated and made safe.More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns Hate Prayers

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:50:53 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

“New Zealanders who preach hate and violence are fundamentalists, they are extremists and they are the problem,” said Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. More >>

Sir Peter Jackson Voted Top Celebrity to Holiday with

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:16:53 +1300 | TFE Hotels

Toga Far East Hotels (TFE Hotels) has released results of a nationwide survey, which shows that New Zealanders’ ultimate weekend getaway would involve wining and dining in Melbourne with Sir Peter Jackson.More >>

Untouched World back in the White House

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:02:38 +1300 | Untouched World

New Zealand lifestyle brand Untouched World is finding favour in the US. Their Ecopossum™ fine Merino and possum fibre clothing was worn by none other than US President Barack Obama, as he made Thanksgiving Day calls to US troops from the Oval Office this morning.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little, Mockingjay & drunk texting

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:23:32 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week - at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score. The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which ...More >>

movember mo-gress report

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:13 +1300 | Movember

With nearly a month of growth under their noses, New Zealanders are now proudly flaunting their Mo’s. Battling through the itch, and finally evolving from a mere shadow to proper lipholstery, Kiwi men are certainly growing attached to their Movember ...More >>


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