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  • New Zealand Silencers: Cheap and Unregulated

    08/13/2015 7:45:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Silencers are often referred to as suppressors.  The best descriptive term is gun muffler. In New Zealand, which has a strong tradition of gun ownership, gun mufflers are unregulated and cheap.  They are for sale over the counter or in the mail.  The above ads or similar ones can be seen on the online buying and selling site for New Zealand, trademeco.nz.   From trademe.co.nz: This Silencer will fit any centrefire rifle with 17CM of exposed barrel with a diameter smaller than 19mm. Takes away the loud crack (down to about a 22 magnum noise) and helps protect your ears...
  • New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops ... "No One Showed Up"

    08/10/2015 9:53:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th August, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops The first alcohol-free bar in New Zealand has been forced to permanently close after just five weeks of trading after “no one showed up”. Situated in Auckland, Tap Bar – which stands for The After Party – charged NZ$15 for entry and non-alcoholic drinks started from NZ$5. The venue opened at midnight in the hope it would be a hot spot for customers rolling out of local nightclubs at 4am, but those revellers who did frequent the bar drank only water. “We gave it a shot and Auckland drinking culture just didn’t tie in...
  • Woman Makes History With 30-Mile Swim to Golden Gate Bridge

    08/08/2015 9:34:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/8 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Kimberley Chambers burst into tears as soon as she laid a hand on her crew's boat. The physical contact signaled the end of a record-breaking 30-mile swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge. Chambers, a New Zealander who calls San Francisco home, made history Saturday as the first woman to complete the swim. Chambers, 38, spent 17 hours and 12 minutes in a stretch of water notorious for its great white shark population -- but didn't encounter any. "I guess they don't like Kiwis," she quipped, adding that she "slipped off the boat" instead of jumping into...
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • Court rejects climate change hearing [Global Warming Refugee Status Denied]

    07/21/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Ioane Teitiota has been battling deportation to Kiribati since 2011, when he overstayed his visa. He argues he faces indirect persecution from global warming in his home country. In its decision, the Supreme Court said while Kiribati undoubtedly faces challenges, Mr Teitiota did not face serious harm if he was returned there. The court said there was no evidence the government of Kiribati was failing to take steps to protect its citizens from the effects of environmental degradation. Kiribati's president, Anote Tong, recently described climate change as the biggest humanitarian challenge of our time. He said Kiribati and other low-lying...
  • Rare snow in Australia as Antarctic chill sweeps eastern states

    07/18/2015 8:37:26 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 23 replies
    Temperatures have plummeted to more than 10 degrees below average in places, while Sydney has had its coldest July weather in 44 years now has fallen in parts of Australia where such falls are so rare the weather bureau does not have the tools to measure it as temperatures plunged to more than 10 degrees below average. Antarctic air pushed up through central New South Wales and on to Queensland – known as the Sunshine State – over the past week bringing on a winter cold front not seen in some parts since the mid-1980s. In Queensland, snow fell in...
  • BE Encouraged " Rise UP " you ARE Forgiven ! [ Charismatic Caucus]

    07/17/2015 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | Jedediah
    You have been subjected to much scorn and many have bludgeoned you with words of iniquity in hatred spite but I AM here to wipe away the tears and touch your heart with ~ ~ The Winds of Forgiveness ~ ~ you find in ME "THE WORD" ! So come Now and be healed in the washing of My waters for I AM your "T"otal and Complete "YES" of your Redemption and in your surrendering all to Me I shall fill you to Overflowing even Now with My Love, Joy and Forgiveness. . . "NOW COME" Rise UP ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZVjKrmvYYQ&list=RDNZVjKrmvY...
  • Masses are about to come to The LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/15/2015 2:18:33 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Masses are about to come to Me, Not out of catastrophe but willingly, Soon you shall see My spirit pouring out "FREE", A Mountain of Love, Pouring down from above, And all the Earth shall see, My love for all humanity, A Love so Alive and True! And it's headed right at you, So My question to you from Me? Is "ARE YOU" ready for what you are about to see?! ( (( ( MY GLORY ) )) ) Joel 2:28-32Amplified Bible (AMP) 28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your...
  • New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime

    07/06/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Engadget ^ | 07/04/15 | Daniel Cooper
    New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability. The rest for determining harm will be if these communications were designed to cause "serious emotional distress," and if a person is found guilty, could face up to two years in jail. In addition, the bill creates a separate crime of incitement to suicide, which will see a person jailed for up to three years if they are found to be encouraging such...
  • Staring death in the face: (incredible potrait photos of New Zealand gang members)

    06/11/2015 7:33:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 45 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 12th June 2015 | Nelson Groom
    It is New Zealand's most notorious gang whose members operate in a criminal world of violence that is usually shut off to the outside world. But one photographer managed to gain their trust - and in turn rare access - resulting in haunting images of some of the key members of the Mighty Mongrel Mob. Wellington-born Jono Rotman has spent nearly eight years, from 2007, embedded with the Mob, gaining a unique glimpse of their culture, customs and even a bloody clash with rival group the Black Power. Like most gangs, the Mob, who formed in Wellington and Hawkes Bay...
  • NSA PLANNED TO HIJACK GOOGLE APP STORE TO HACK SMARTPHONES

    05/23/2015 12:25:32 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 21 replies
    THE INTERCEPT ^ | 05/21/2015 11:27 AM | BY RYAN GALLAGHER
    The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals. The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA...
  • you walk in MY heavenly jurisdiction " GRACE" [charismatic caucus]

    05/26/2015 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-26-15 | Holy Spirit
    Your jurisdiction is heavenly for your "BEING" is founded in Me . Therefore your turf is forgiveness for this is what you walk in and I AM your Referee and Authority. So take on My strategy for I shall not forecast My movement to the enemy , would you ?! I am your Counselor and Guide to which you bring the warming embers of your love to and in return I crown you in My Majesty for you are dressed in My Righteousness. Now "as you believe in Me to BE your ALL" " I SHALL" and " I WILL"...
  • The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America

    05/20/2015 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama is negotiating a multilateral trade agreement with the governments of 11 nations. These include Malaysia and Vietnam -- as well as Japan, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. This so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would govern most of the commercial relations between the nations that sign it. "With over 20 chapters under negotiation," explains a Congressional Research Service report published in March, "the TPP partners envision the agreement to be 'comprehensive and high-standard,' in that they seek to eliminate tariffs and nontariff barriers to trade in goods, services, and agriculture, and to establish or expand...
  • Report: NSA [planned to] hijacked app stores to hack phones

    05/22/2015 1:31:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The National Security Agency planned to infiltrate the Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones, according to new documents published from files leaked by Edward Snowden. The Intercept and CBC News jointly published the documents Thursday, which outline the snooping efforts designed by the U.S. and its “Five Eyes” alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The intelligence agencies came up with the strategy as a potential way to hack smartphones. The pilot project was code-named “IRRITANT HORN.” Essentially, the agents sussed out smartphone Internet traffic by browsing through its Web traffic database created...
  • A BLAST FROM HEAVEN? (MAJOR IMPACT DISASTER 500 YEARS AGO?)

    12/05/2003 6:43:33 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 34 replies · 1,781+ views
    USNews.com ^ | 8 December 2003 edition | Charles W. Petit
    In 1989, Edward Bryant climbed a point on the southeast coast of his native Australia with a colleague and found an odd jumble of boulders well above the surf. A big wave, he thought, maybe a tsunami from an earthquake, must have tossed them up there. Over the next few years, however, the University of Wollongong geologist explored hundreds of miles of coast and found more signs of wave action, hundreds of feet above the water--too high for any quake-spawned surge. An astonishing hypothesis of devastation from outer space formed in his mind. It gathered some praise, along with many...
  • They’re Using Drones to Herd Sheep

    04/08/2015 8:41:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    wsj.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jack Nicas
    First they supplanted secretaries, factory workers and store clerks. Now robots are setting their sensors on one of the world’s oldest jobs: herding sheep. Michael Thomson says his homemade drone is the fastest way to move the roughly 1,000 sheep on his sister’s spread in Dannevirke, New Zealand, to greener pastures. Workers on the 200-acre ranch typically have used horses or all-terrain vehicles to herd the animals and check on their condition. Those all are tasks his quadcopter, a helicopter with four rotors, can do in a fraction of the time, says Mr. Thomson, 22 years old. “There are limitations,...
  • Public holidays: Shop opening hours: [New Zealand shops have to close Good Friday, Easter]

    There are 3 ½ days when almost all shops are required to be closed under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990. These days are: Christmas Day Good Friday Easter Sunday; and ANZAC Day, until 1.00 pm on 25 April.
  • Switzerland, America and New Zealand: The Kiwi is low-hanging fruit

    03/16/2015 5:12:56 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 36 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 15, 2015 | Matthew Bracken
    New Zealand is frequently mentioned as an emigration destination by American freedomistas* fearful of being trapped between our burgeoning federal police state, and the intertwining forces of social disintegration. Locations from the Bahamas to Patagonia are named, but I hear New Zealand in everybody’s top three. And in the present era, New Zealand does indeed have many desirable qualities. But what will keep New Zealand both safe and free when global conditions turn Macro Mad Max, or World War Three breaks out? Certainly not its own military forces, which independent of outside help, could not repel an invasion from Liechtenstein....
  • The Love Of The Father Part 2 [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2015 10:18:33 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-15 | Jedediah
    My Love for you is immense and in its abilities of Divine and "Eternal Forgiveness" lies the wisdom of " Eternal Freedom " for Each of My Children willing to receive it and walk in it . These "ARE" ~ Rules of Engagement ~ for your lives ARE full of Choices but these choices effect your Eternity not just your day. "Choose the Life" of " Eternal Freedom " for I AM your "In" Heritance of your very Heart "in" Me. "Choose Life" for UN-Forgiveness of your Self and others leads to Death . . . Deuteronomy 30:15-20 15 See,...
  • New Zealand spying on Pacific islands, Snowden leaks say

    03/05/2015 4:16:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 March 2015 Last updated at 02:34 ET | BBC
    New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, reports citing documents leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden say. Calls, emails and social media messages were being collected from Pacific nations, the New Zealand Herald said. The data was shared with other members of the "Five Eyes" network - the US, Australia, Britain and Canada.
  • The stunning 'boltholes with airstrips' in New Zealand being bought by the world's super-rich

    01/30/2015 6:56:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2015 | Richard Shears
    As world events threaten the comfortable lifestyles of the West's super-rich they have begun buying up fabulous 'bolt hole' properties in the far-away safe haven of New Zealand. The world's elite are snapping up properties in the tiny country, which they see as a shelter from the threat of terrorism, civil unrest and instabilities in the financial markets. Interest in pricey land and homes in the North and South Islands has soared in recent years following terrorist strikes and civil disobedience in North America, the UK and Europe.
  • Century-old butter found in Scott's Antarctic hut

    12/16/2009 5:43:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,383+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/09 | AFP
    WELLINGTON (AFP) – Two blocks of butter have been found intact after nearly a century in an Antarctic hut used by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed 1910-12 expedition, a report said. Television New Zealand reported that conservators found the two blocks of New Zealand butter in bags in stables attached to the expedition Hut at Cape Evans in Antarctica. The extreme cold of the polar region has preserved the hut and expedition equipment inside, but recent signs of deterioration had prompted the Antarctic Heritage Trust to launch a preservation project. The trust's Lizzie Meek said the butter...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Too big to be a shark and too fast for a whale. So what is the mystery creature captured by Google

    12/15/2014 7:39:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Sarah Dean
    A giant mystery sea creature is thought to have been spotted in the turquoise waters of one of New Zealand’s most idyllic bays. A huge unexplained wake can be seen in a Google Earth image of Oke Bay, in the Bay of Islands, an area on the east coast of the Far North District of the country's North Island, captured by satellite at about 11.30am on January 30. Engineer Pita Witehira, who spotted the wake while on Google Earth researching for his holiday home, told Daily Mail Australia the wake could have been left by a creature around 12 metres...
  • Auckland contraceptive bungle leads to 'conveyor belt' abortion clinic inquiry

    12/08/2014 10:24:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    TVNZ ^ | December 08, 2014 | Ruth Wynn-Williams
    A damning report by the Health and Disabilities Commissioner has recommended an audit of the services provided by the country's top abortion clinic. It comes after a woman complained she had a long-term contraceptive device inserted in her uterus without her consent at the time of an abortion in 2010. The woman, whose identity is protected, only discovered the intrauterine contraceptive device after going for medical tests when she tried repeatedly and was unable to fall pregnant three years later. Investigation by the Health and Disability Commissioner has found a doctor at the Epsom Day Clinic mistakenly inserted the contraceptive...
  • Four Year-Old Boy Attacked in New Zealand for Wearing Yarmulke

    11/23/2014 6:32:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 11/23/2014, 8:14 AM | Tova Dvorin
    A four-year-old Jewish boy was attacked by an anti-Semitic thug in New Zealand—the latest such incident in a wave of anti-Semitism in the country. According to the New Zealand Herald, the boy, who was walking home from preschool with a friend and his brother, were approached by a man “of Middle Eastern appearance”, said to be in his twenties, who slapped him—hard—in front of the boy’s mother. He was apparently targeted because he was wearing a yarmulke, or Jewish skullcap. According to New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman, the man then left in a car with four other men—while...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd murder plot charge dropped

    11/06/2014 9:59:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 November 2014 | Last updated at 23:00 ET
    The drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has had a charge of attempted to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand. Mr. Rudd’s lawyer said the charge was dropped because of lack of evidence. Australian Mr. Rudd will still face charges—announced on Thursday—of possessing drugs and of making threats to kill. […] Mr. Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey, said the “charge alleging an attempt to procure murder should never have been laid”. […] He described the drug charges as “minor” offenses and said the musician would defend the charge of making threats to kill, which carries a maximum sentence...
  • US 6 New Zealand 74: Rugby match draws 61,500 to Soldier Field

    11/05/2014 11:19:37 AM PST · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2nd November 2014 | Jack McCarthy
    'They came from nearby North Lawndale and as far away as Oceania to witness a landmark rugby game Saturday at Soldier Field.. Both curious and committed fans crowded into the lakefront arena as New Zealand's All Blacks — the world's top team — opened a 43-6 first-half lead and beat the USA Eagles 74-6 on a crisp, sunny afternoon. The All Blacks never trailed, but results were almost beside the point. Saturday's game celebrated both community and an emerging sport that returns to the Olympics in 2016 after a more than 90-year absence. The sellout crowd of 61,500 was the...
  • Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?

    11/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?Posted By Joseph Puder On November 3, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments January, 2015 does not bode well for Israel at the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council (UNSC) will officially induct five newly elected non-permanent member-states replacing outgoing Rwanda, S. Korea, Australia, Argentina and Luxembourg, representing all the global regions. Unfortunately for Israel, the incoming states, particularly Venezuela and Malaysia, are hostile to the Jewish state. The other three, Angola, New Zealand, and Spain are pondering their position on recognizing Palestine as a full member-state...
  • New Zealand To Hold Flag Referendum In 2016

    10/28/2014 9:50:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/28/2014 | BBC News
    New Zealand is to hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the national flag. The announcement by Prime Minister John Key of the referendum came after his government last month won a third term in a general election. A panel of "respected New Zealanders" will lead the public discussion on potential designs for a new flag. Mr Key has previously said he would like to see a new flag featuring a silver fern, on a black background. That would be similar to the banner already used by many New Zealand teams such as the All Blacks national...
  • New Iraqi Defense Minister Warns Kurds

    10/19/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    BasNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | unattributed
    New Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi has delivered his first official speech, insisting that the Kurdistan Region must hand back terrorists that have been living in the KRI. Al-Obeidi is a Sunni, was approved as the new Iraqi defense minister along with Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, who was appointed interior minister. “The Kurdistan Region should hand back criminals who have been charged with terrorist acts to the federal government, so they can face justice,” said Al-Obeidi. “The Kurdistan Region security forces and Iraqi police should arrest all those criminals, as they are threats to the security and stability of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Sky Portal in New Zealand

    07/31/2014 10:44:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | July 29, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: To some, it may look like a portal into the distant universe. To others, it may appear as the eye of a giant. Given poetic license, both are correct. Pictured above is a standard fisheye view of the sky -- but with an unusual projection. The view is from a perch in New Zealand called Te Mata Peak, a name that translates from the Maori language as "Sleeping Giant". The wondrous panorama shows the band of our Milky Way Galaxy right down the center of the sky, with the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds visible to the right. The...
  • New Zealand SPCA teaches rescue dogs how to drive a Mini

    07/17/2014 3:41:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.autoblog.com ^ | december 12, 2012 | Jeffrey n. ross
    No, this isn't an April Fool's joke or some sort of wacky car commercial. It's the SPCA Auckland (located in New Zealand) coming up with an innovative way of proving that it's possible to teach a rescue animal new tricks. Monty, Porter and Ginny are all dogs rescued by the SPCA Auckland, and each was taught the ability to drive a Mini Countryman around a track. After being strapped into the driver's seat, the dogs are able to use their paws to start the car, steer it and work the gas and brake, which have been modified similar to a car setup...
  • ANZAC’s lasting Middle East impact

    04/26/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/25/2014 | Dave Sharma
    Ninety-nine years ago today, April 25, in the very early hours before dawn, some 1200 kilometers from Jerusalem, members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – or ANZACs – landed on the western shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula, in modern-day Turkey, at a place we now call Anzac Cove. At roughly the same time, British forces landed at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, at Cape Helles, whilst French forces went ashore at Kum Kale, on the Turkish mainland just opposite Cape Helles. Indian and Canadian troops later joined the campaign. This multinational invasion force was to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Three Galaxies over New Zealand

    06/12/2014 4:03:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | June 11, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: No, radio dishes cannot broadcast galaxies. Although they can detect them, the above image features a photogenic superposition during a dark night in New Zealand about two weeks ago. As pictured above, the central part of our Milky Way Galaxy is seen rising to the east on the image left and arching high overhead. Beneath the Galactic arc and just above the horizon are the two brightest satellite galaxies of our Milky Way, with the Small Magellanic Cloud to the left and the Large Magellanic Cloud on the right. The radio dish is the Warkworth Satellite Station located just...
  • David Kear, former Director-General of NZ Scientific Research, says global warming is... (NOT)

    05/03/2014 8:32:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 3rd, 2014 | Joanne
     Dr David Kear Climate Depot reports on a New Zealand geoscientist who has worked at the highest levels and has just released a detailed statement about why the threat of rising sea-levels has been blown out of all proportions, and “An ‘innocent gas, CO2, has been demonized and criminalized’”. “The widespread obsession with Global-Warming-Climate-Change, in opposition to all factual evidence, is quite incredible.” Kear laments the ‘Astronomical Cost of Major Measures to Combat a Non-Existent Threat’.His scientific caliber: “Dr David Kear has a background in geology and engineering, becoming the Director General of the DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial...
  • 2 Australian nationals killed in Yemen in November drone strike

    04/17/2014 2:49:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Bill Roggio & Oren Adaki
    Media outlets in Australia and New Zealand today reported that two Australian nationals, including one who was a New Zealand citizen as well, were killed in a US predator drone strike in Yemen on Nov. 19. Last year's airstrike took place in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province, a known jihadist haven, and targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters driving in the Ghayl Bawazir area near Mukallah, the provincial capital. The two Australian nationals killed in the airstrike were identified as Christopher Harvard of Townsville, Australia, and Muslim bin John, a New Zealand dual citizen who reportedly changed his...
  • This Billboard for Rabbit Pizza Is Made from Dead Rabbits

    04/15/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15 | Olivia B. Waxman
    In the walk-up to Easter this weekend, New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza, known for its saucy marketing campaigns, has put up a billboard that has stirred controversy among animal rights activists because it is covered in rabbit pelts. Boasting the tagline “Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard,” the sign advertises a new pie with “smoked wild NZ rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot & horopito relish, cream cheese, rosemary & garnished with fresh spring onions.”
  • 'The Hobbit' Part 3..Richard Armitage Teases Ending of Film Being Different from Tolkien's Version?

    04/01/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    ENSTARS ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Mar 31, 2014 01:49 PM EDT
    In a recent interview, Richard Armitage revealed that he was quite emotional about the completion of the trilogy. The 42-year-old actor spoke with BANG Showbiz about finally wrapping the trilogy and how now that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy was completed, he was very moved. "It will be 15 years of Peter Jackson's work, there'll be six movies to watch, but it could be the final time. There's something moving about that," he said.
  • Ancient Celtic / Scottish Viking sites in New Zealand!(?)

    04/11/2006 9:19:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies · 524+ views
    Remains of a typical Scottish/Celtic homestead. (from 12th Century New Zealand?) A modern native NZ Scottish/Celt surveys the ruins. Drystone walls have been pushed out and over. The typical hearthstone, the rock for the family's patron saint, the rock on which the dwellings protective God would have sat, and others are all still in traditional and recogniseable positions. Other such remains abound. This site is now difficult to reach by sea and little known. The original boat access is much changed and boat access is best achieved from an adjacent bay. It is also in the vicinity of a...
  • New Zealand military plane spots 'objects' in revised southern Indian Ocean search location

    03/28/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 28, 2014 | Jill Reilly
    A plane has spotted objects in the Indian Ocean of the first day of searching a new location for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but officials say it will take until tomorrow to determine whether they are related to the lost plane. The search area moved 680 miles to the north east earlier today, and a New Zealand military plane, one of nine aircraft involved in the hunt, found the objects, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said on Twitter. Amsa said the find needs to be confirmed by a ship which is expected to arrive in the area tomorrow. The search...
  • New Zealand confirms plans to hold referendum on ditching the Union flag..

    03/11/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2014 | Staff
    New Zealanders are to vote on whether to change their national flag, with many including the country's prime minister wanting to see it replaced with the silver fern symbol used by the All Blacks rugby team. Prime Minister John Key today announced plans to hold a referendum within three years, receiving the backing of his political opponents who said they would follow through with plans even if they oust Key in this year's national elections. The current flag depicts the Southern Cross star constellation and includes Britain's Union Jack in the top left corner.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Aurora over New Zealand

    02/26/2014 5:22:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | February 26, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sometimes the more you look at an image, the more you see. Such may be the case for this beautiful nighttime panorama taken last week in New Zealand. Visible right off, on the far left, are common clouds, slightly altered by the digital fusion of combining 11 separate 20-second exposures. More striking, perhaps, is the broad pink aurora that dominates the right part of the image, a less common auroral color that is likely tinted by excited oxygen atoms high in Earth's atmosphere. Keep looking and you might notice a bright light just beyond the mountain on the left....
  • New Zealand’s Prime Minister Actually Refutes Claim That He Is a ‘Shapeshifting Reptilian’

    02/17/2014 3:30:26 PM PST · by GraceG · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Erica Ritz
    Politicians don’t typically deign to respond to wild claims and accusations. But New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has publicly responded to an Open Information Act request for “any evidence to disprove the theory that Mr John Key is in fact a David Icke style shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement.” “Having been asked that question directly, I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor, but a vet, and both have confirmed that, no, I’m not a reptile,” Key told reporters with a smile. The prime minister continued: “I’m certainly not an alien. I’ve never been...
  • Man Nearly Explodes After Compressed Air Valve Lodges In Buttocks

    02/16/2014 7:32:56 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 73 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/16/2014 | LA Times
    WHAKATANE, New Zealand (PIX11)— New Zealand trucker Steven McCormack is either the luckiest or unluckiest person in the world, depending on one’s perspective. McCormack was working on his tractor trailer at a gas station in Whakatane, on the North Island’s east coast, when he slipped and fell, landing on a broken high pressure air valve.
  • "I'm Not A Reptile" - New Zealand Prime Minster John Key Publicly Denies That He Is A Lizard Person

    02/15/2014 6:46:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 86 replies
    3 News NZ ^ | Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 | Dave Williams
    John Key: 'I'm not a reptile' He's been to a doctor and a vet just to make sure, but Prime Minister John Key is adamant he's not a shapeshifting reptilian alien. Mr Key was unusually forced to deny any previously non-declared extraterrestrial connections to reporters after an Auckland man put in an Official Information Act (OIA) request asking for proof he might be one. "To the best of my knowledge, no. Having been asked that question directly, I've taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I'm not a reptile," a...
  • Lost Danish tourist ‘gang-raped’ in Delhi: police

    01/20/2014 9:45:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 47 replies
    Pakistan Daily Times ^ | January 16, 2014
    Lost Danish tourist ‘gang-raped’ in Delhi: police January 16, 2014 NEW DELHI: Indian police rounded up a group of homeless men on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist who lost her way near the main backpacker’s area of the capital, officers said. The woman approached the suspects for directions early on Tuesday evening while trying to return to her hotel in the bustling Paharganj district of New Delhi, reportedly after visiting a city museum. Up to six “youngsters” allegedly assaulted and robbed the victim, who was travelling alone and had been in New Delhi since Monday...
  • This Safe Driving Ad From New Zealand Will Give You The Chills

    01/10/2014 1:11:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
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  • British plan ANZAC whitewash

    01/08/2014 2:13:41 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 9th January 2013
    A PC push by British politicians is threatening to downplay the role of Aussie diggers in WW1 in favour of developing nations. The ANZAC whitewash comes despite the 62,000 Australians who died in the Great War fighting for the British Empire and another 156,000 wounded, with no 100-year anniversary events planned by Britain recognising the sacrifice. ..... British government sources have confirmed internal briefings on WWI commemorations have not mentioned Australia or New Zealand once, instead staff from departments and cabinet offices have been briefed to concentrate on other British Empire contributions by soldiers from countries such as Nigeria and...
  • Mom who would have aborted daughter born with spina bifida wins court decision over misdiagnosis

    12/03/2013 7:41:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Michelle Kaufman
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand Court of Appeal has decided that the parents of a baby who was born in 2007 with spina bifida, despite being given a clean bill of a health at a 20 week ultrasound, may be eligible to receive compensation under the nation’s accident compensation scheme. The mother, whose name has not been released, has claimed that had she been given the correct diagnosis after that scan, she would have aborted her daughter. "We consider that the continued pregnancy of the appellant following a misdiagnosis in the 20 week scan...