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Unusual Vacation Destinations in New Zealand [Videos]

Unusual Vacation Destinations in New Zealand [Videos]

New Zealand is well-known as a beautiful and scenic place to visit, spread over two main islands, and there are some really unusual vacation destinations to be experienced and enjoyed. Outside of the major cities, along with huge animals, Hobbits and glowworms, some odd and definitely different experiences are to be had. One of the […]

John Key Will Lead New Zealand for Another Three Years

John Key Will Lead New Zealand for Another Three Years

John Key will be leading New Zealand for another three years after his conservative National Party claimed a landslide victory in the polls held on September 20 last week. For Key it will be his usual state of affairs, but any display of arrogance from incoming ministers will not be tolerated. Aotearoa or New Zealand […]

Getting Around in Fascinating New Zealand [Video]

Getting Around in Fascinating New Zealand [Video]

The Kiwis, meaning the people of New Zealand and not the tasty fruit, know just how lucky they are to live in such a fascinating and varied country and, especially after the recent Hobbit movies, the news is getting around. They call it “Godzone,” a shortened form of God’s own country, and they certainly don’t […]

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 […]

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