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Hunting Accident Kills 16-Year Old in New Zealand

Hunting Accident Kills 16-Year Old in New Zealand

A 16-year-old boy died in New Zealand on Monday morning (May 11) after what investigators are calling a duck hunting accident. The youth was hunting with two friends in the Bay of Plenty when the accident occurred. Ambulances reached the town of Matata, just miles west of Whakatane, responding to a call of a gunshot wound. […]

Earthquake M4.7 Near New Zealand

Earthquake M4.7 Near New Zealand

Earthquake M4.7 off the coast of New Zealand happened today. New Zealand is in the Australia plate and is one of the most seismically active areas of the world. The Australia-Pacific plate boundary reaches from the south part of Macquarie Island towards the southern area Kermadec Island chain in the area of New Zealand. There […]

Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

Earthquakes are no strangers to New Zealand, lying on the volatile “Ring of Fire,” making the early morning rocking on Tuesday, Jan.6, 2014 a dramatic but not unheard of wakeup. The magnitude 6.0 quake hit South Island in the Southern Alps, less than 100 miles from Christchurch which is still recovering from the devastating damage […]

Earthquake Hits New Zealand

Earthquake Hits New Zealand

At 6:21 pm local time, an earthquake hit off the coast of New Zealand approximately 143 kilometers West Northwest of Raoul Island. It had a magnitude of 5.2, one of the more significant events in the region, only mitigated by the fact that it struck offshore instead of on land. This region is one of […]

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 […]

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