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ET, You Bore Me: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena And The Pentagon

Wed, 9 Jun 2021 16:09:03 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

Those of you drawing sustenance and stimulation from the traditional acronym UFO best brace yourselves. The less exciting and dull term accepted by the defence clerks – unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – is renewing its march into the extra-terrestrial ...More >>

Salesman Of ‘good Oil’ Had Plenty Of Bottle

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:08:33 +1200 | Heritage New Zealand

An artefact from the Kerikeri Mission Station collection which harks back to an earlier, more deregulated era of medical healthcare will soon be going on display. Frank Weston – the picture of health and vitality – photographed sometime during ...More >>

New Zealand Urgently Needs To Do More To Protect The Lives Of Our Youngest Children

Fri, 5 Jun 2020 07:40:49 +1200 | Save The Children

Save the Children is deeply concerned by the recent spate of child deaths in New Zealand.Three very young children two years of age and under have died in less than two months, the most recent a two-year-old in Palmerston North in unexplained circumstances. ...More >>

RSF Calls On Trump To End Attacks On Journalists

Thu, 9 Apr 2020 07:37:04 +1200 | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on President Donald Trump to end the vicious attacks on reporters covering the White House’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RSF also encourages news organizations to assess their live coverage of the COVID-19 ...More >>

Facebook Group Showcases Sadistic Torture Of Mice And Rats During Covid-19 Pandemic

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 09:51:04 +1200 | Lynley Tulloch

Hunting in New Zealand has been banned since we went into lockdown at 11.59pm Wednesday March 25, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This triggered the start-up of a Facebook page and group called ‘the great NZ lock up mouse hunt’ on the same day. The ...More >>

Polly knows probability: this parrot can predict the chances of something happening

Wed, 4 Mar 2020 10:40:31 +1300 | The Conversation

Kea were able to correctly guess the most probable scenarios, by evaluating various physical and social cues. Previously, only great apes and humans were known to be able to understand probability.More >>

Former Pukekohe Woman Helps Santa In Guam

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:49:38 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Former Pukekohe woman Nat Farrell jumped at the chance to step out of her comfort zone and take on a new role to help the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) recent Operation Christmas Drop in Guam.More >>

NZ launches world-first recycling initiative for vapes

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:45:43 +1300 | Alt New Zealand

New Zealand now has the world’s only free nicotine vaping products recycling programme. A new world-first partnership between leading vape company Vapo and Alt New Zealand, and innovative recycling giant TerraCycle, means that Vapo and Alt brands of e-cigarette ...More >>

Glass bits found in strawberry punnet from supermarket

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 17:15:38 +1300 | RNZ

A man is warning people to check their strawberries after his friend was taken to hospital when she had eaten some with glass in them. More >>

Spark teams up with Scholastic for Santaline adventure

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 14:36:47 +1300 | Spark

Fasten your sleigh-belts because Spark has teamed up with Scholastic this Christmas, to take Kiwi kids on an interactive adventure with Jelly the Elf. More >>

Bridges condemns climate protest vandalism at his office

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 11:49:56 +1300 | RNZ

The National Party leader, Simon Bridges, is criticising protesters for vandalising his Tauranga electorate office. More >>

Kelvin Davis: 2019 Labour Party Conference

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 09:58:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Everyone has a story. And right now, our party, our government is writing its own story. A story that will last the ages. A story that starts something like this More >>

Legal vortex grows around moves to arrest former PNG PM

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:37:29 +1300 | RNZ

Papua New Guinea's former prime minister Peter O'Neill has lodged a criminal complaint against police minister Bryan Kramer. More >>

Auckland named a world leader in urban mobility

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:22:30 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Out of 31 international cities, Auckland has ranked second on the City Mobility Index -  according to  Kantar's Mobility Futures study . More >>

Dead rats washed up on beaches sent for toxicology testing

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:41:31 +1300 | RNZ

The theory that it was 1080 that killed about 600 rats, an octopus, a calf and other animals that washed up on a West Coast beach is highly unlikely, a Department of Conservation (DOC) regional manager says.More >>

Sustainable New Zealand party: Other parties unruffled

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:03:49 +1300 | RNZ

The new political party Sustainable New Zealand thinks they have what it takes to be the next minor party in Parliament, with a simple approach to politics. More >>

Random chance finalises new Whakatane councillor

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:51:32 +1300 | RNZ

A name drawn from a hat has determined who will represent the southern-most communities of the Whakatane district over the next three years. More >>

Young tractor driver tasered after pursuit

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:55:18 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer's use of a Taser on a young person who had stolen a small tractor and led Police in a pursuit, was an unreasonable and excessive use of force.More >>

The 2019 election results three years on

Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:42:39 +1300 | Norbert Hausberg

Jenny Condie won her Ward and became Deputy Mayor. Against all odds Norbert Hausberg won the Mayoralty. Conor Hill sneaked into his ward by three votes ahead of his contenders. Steph Edlin and Teri O’Neill got in the Motukairangi/ Eastern Ward. Humphrey Hanley ...More >>

Wellingtonians make a splash for kids with broken hearts

Tue, 1 Oct 2019 14:09:04 +1300 | Heart Kids

This week more than a dozen teams will take the plunge for Heart Kids, dunking themselves in ice-cold water to raise money for children with congenital heart defects. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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