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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 […]

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