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Ancient Bird DNA Helps Solve Flight Mystery

Ancient Bird DNA Helps Solve Flight Mystery

With the help of ancient bird DNA, a 150-year-old flight mystery of evolution has finally been solved. The kiwi, an iconic bird of New Zealand, did once have the power of flight. Though thought to be a close relative of the emu, in actuality, the tiny kiwi is more closely related to a bird that […]

New Zealand Firefighters Race Atop Sky Tower to Raise Money

New Zealand Firefighters Race Atop Sky Tower to Raise Money

New Zealand’s iconic Sky Tower saw more than 700 firefighters from around the country battle their way to the top to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. The annual Firefighting Sky Tower Stair Challenge is celebrating its tenth anniversary today and had the Central Business district (CBD) region abuzz with excitement. Located […]

Royal Couple Amid Princess Diana’s Shadow

Royal Couple Amid Princess Diana’s Shadow

The Royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are on tour and radiating health and happiness, even though, and maybe because, they walk amid the shadows of Princess Diana. The late Princess of Wales went on the same tour that William and Kate are currently on. From New Zealand to Australia, Diana was the […]

Easter Bunny Should Steer Clear of New Zealand

Easter Bunny Should Steer Clear of New Zealand

If the Easter Bunny is determined to get to the Land of the Long White Cloud this year he better watch his back. No doubt the terms and conditions of his contract specify that he deliver hidden chocolate to all the children of the world, including small members of visiting royalty, but does a danger money […]

New Zealand’s Legalization of Synthetic Drugs Not Influencing U.S.

New Zealand’s Legalization of Synthetic Drugs Not Influencing U.S.

The remote location of New Zealand means that it does not have drugs continuously flooding into it via smuggling operations, a problem many other parts of the world have to contend with. This fact, however, does not mean the rates of drug abuse are lower than they are in other countries. In fact, as of […]

New Zealand Gives the Royal Treatment to Visiting Monarchs

New Zealand Gives the Royal Treatment to Visiting Monarchs

Visiting monarchs Prince William and wife Catherine were treated to a traditional Maori welcome when they arrived in the capital of New Zealand earlier today. The couple stepped down from the plane with their eight-month-old son George to wet and windy weather, but a warm welcome. The young royals are beginning their tour of the […]

Prince George Makes His Debut in New Zealand

Prince George Makes His Debut in New Zealand

William and Kate hopped on a plane earlier today with Prince George to take a three week tour of New Zealand, in the Royal baby’s debut of the former British territory. Ahead of the trip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a list of essentials that Prince George will need to make him comfortable […]

John Key New Zealand’s Joke Prime Minister

John Key New Zealand’s Joke Prime Minister

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has recently come under fire for another one of his childish pranks in his attempt to follow along with the latest social media craze. This time it is the Derp face. When visiting students at Victoria University in Wellington, Key joked around for an Instagram picture with a couple […]

Maori King Declines to See Will and Kate

Maori King Declines to See Will and Kate

In a right royal snub, Maori King Tuheitia has turned down a scheduled appointment with William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their forthcoming Australasian tour. He says that the 90 minute slot he was given was an insult, and that he is not “some carnival act” nor would he would “rolled […]

Shark Attacked Surfer in New Zealand

Shark Attacked Surfer in New Zealand

A surfer has described the moment in which he had to fight off a killer shark after he was attacked off a bay in New Zealand. Briton Darren Mills, who emigrated to Queenstown, New Zealand, was surfing with friends when he was attacked off Porpoise Bay. The emotional surfer said he hit what he thought to […]

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