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  • New Zealand's Ardern Extends Lockdown to Stamp Out Coronavirus Outbreak (all this over 32 new cases - equivalent of about 2,100 cases in the US)

    08/14/2020 6:18:33 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 21 replies
    Reuters via US News & World Report ^ | August 13, 2020 | Praveen Menon
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country's biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in months, sticking with a "go early, go hard" approach she said has proven effective. Ardern said genomic testing has shown the latest outbreak is a different strain to the original outbreak in New Zealand earlier in the year, suggesting it was new to the country. The New Zealand leader said lockdown measures in Auckland, home to about 1.7 million people, and social distancing measures across the country that were imposed on Wednesday would remain in...
  • New Zealand’s Gun Confiscation Shaping Up To Be Massive Failure

    11/05/2019 1:22:42 PM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 11/4/2019 | Cam Edwards
    New Zealand Police Minister Stuart Nash announced this week that more than 32,000 prohibited weapons have been returned to the government since collections began in mid-July. Some estimates put the number of newly-banned military-style semi-automatic rifles in the country at up to 175,000. This would suggest a compliance rate, so far, as low as 18 percent, 16 weeks into the buyback program. With seven weeks left to go until the amnesty period ends, if the current rate of return holds, the New Zealand government is on track to collect around 50,000 prohibited weapons pursuant to the buyback. That would impute...
  • A college student died in his dorm room. It took almost two months for anyone to notice.

    09/26/2019 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 131 replies ^ | Published 7:54 am PDT, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Teo Armus
    he rank odor from the end of the hallway had become too strong to ignore. For nearly two months, it was faint enough that nobody at the University of Canterbury realized that a young man was dead, and decomposing, in his own room. Students left campus for two weeks of vacation, and returned, and still no one noticed anything. But on Monday, police finally made it to the Sonoda dorm at the suburban campus outside Christchurch, New Zealand, where authorities discovered the body of a first-year student, local media reported. The student's father, who could not reach the young man...
  • New Zealanders Not Complying With Gun Ban

    07/10/2019 12:06:32 AM PDT · by Windflier · 21 replies ^ | 8 July 2019 | Russ Chastain
    Kiwis are standing by their guns. Citizens of New Zealand are reportedly resisting the sweeping ban on semi-automatic firearms thrust upon them by an emotional parliament last April. The Washington Post’s article is predictably poorly-titled: “New Zealand is trying to buy back the military-style weapons it banned in April. It’s not so easy.” Firstly, no entity can buy “back” something which it never owned before. The government has never owned these firearms which it seeks to steal from their rightful owners. They are merely offering a bribe to those who comply. Secondly, none of the guns are “military-style.” Being black...
  • U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation

    03/23/2019 2:10:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | March 22, 2019
    American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. Since the heinous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, American anti-gun politicians, activists, and media outlets have offered their full-throated support for the New Zealand government’s efforts to ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding gun owners.~~~~~SNIP~~~~~~Failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for Ardern’s confiscations measures, stating, “Under @jacindaardern's leadership, New Zealand has banned assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons just six days after the Christchurch mosque attacks. Public servants didn't stop at offering thoughts...
  • New Zealand Gun Owners Are Voluntarily Handing Over Semi-automatic Rifles...

    03/18/2019 6:42:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | March 18, 2019 | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    Full Title: NEW ZEALAND GUN OWNERS ARE VOLUNTARILY HANDING OVER SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES TO POLICE: 'WE DON'T NEED THESE IN OUR COUNTRY'Since Friday's deadly attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, gun owners have been turning up at local police stations seeking to have their own semiautomatic rifles—the weapon believed to have been used in the shootings—destroyed. In the days since the attacks, which saw 50 people killed and dozens more injured, a number of gun owners in New Zealand have gone on social media to encourage others to follow in their footsteps. They want them to hand over their...
  • Dev Patel's 'Hotel Mumbai' removed from New Zealand theatres after Christchurch mosque attacks

    03/18/2019 12:49:56 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    DNA ^ | March 18, 2019 | DNA Web Team
    Dev Patel's movie Hotel Mumbai has been pulled from New Zealand cinemas in the wake of the recent attacks at a mosque in Christchurch. Starring the Oscar-nominated actor, along with Armie Hammer, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs in pivotal roles, Hotel Mumbai is based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which left more than 160 people dead. It displays the story of Taj Hotel staff that risked their lives to keep the guests and other people safe during one of the darkest days for the financial capital of India. According to a report by NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution released...
  • NZ, 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned

    03/17/2019 2:48:59 PM PDT · by blam · 141 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 2-17-2019 | Tyler Durden
    New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law. Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday – the first of two mosque attacks which left 50 dead and 50 injured. . Copies...
  • Terrorist who attacked New Zealand mosque said China is closest to his political and social values

    03/17/2019 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Opindia ^ | March 15, 2019 | Opindia Staff
    The manifesto was uploaded on document sharing website Scribd by Matthew Keys, an independent journalist based in San Francisco, but the document was later removed. In a dastardly attack, multiple people have been killed and injured in two New Zealand mosques as 2 terrorists opened fire. The terrorists have reportedly killed up to 40 people and all mosques in New Zealand have been closed down. The mass shootings have taken place one at the Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and another at the Linwood Mosque in the suburb of Linwood, Radio New Zealand reports. New Zealand Herald reported...
  • New Zealand Government Pledges Semiautomatic Rifle Ban

    03/16/2019 10:53:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 3/16/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    New Zealand’s government is responding to the Christchurch attacks by pledging to ban all semiautomatic rifles. The Newstalk ZB reports that Attorney General David Parker announced the pending ban on semiautomatic rifles during a vigil in Auckland. He couched the announcement in comments about “a dimming of enlightenment” in various places around the world. The Guardian reports that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also plans to “focus on the ease with which legal weapons can be modified to become military-style assault rifles, which are more strictly controlled.”

    03/15/2019 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03-15-19 | ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging support for the Muslim community following mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday that left at least 49 people dead and nearly 50 injured, saying that we must come together to “stand up for neighbors.” “This is a time of great vulnerability for our communities,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “We must come together, fight for each other, & stand up for neighbors. Isolation, dehumanizing stereotypes, hysterical conspiracy theories, & hatred ultimately lead to the anarchy of violence. We cannot stand for it.” In another social media post, the freshman congresswoman from New York urged...

    03/15/2019 8:35:53 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03-15-19 | EWAN PALMER
    Candace Owens responded after being named in the alleged manifesto of one of the men accused of carrying out mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead. The 74-page document, which is filled with ironic and sarcastic statements as well as references to internet memes, is believed to have been written by an Australian male citizen before he carried out the attack at one of the mosques in Christchurch. In the manifesto, he named Owens, a conservative political commentator and activist, while answering a question about which person radicalized him the most.
  • Trump: My sympathy goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques

    03/15/2019 7:47:16 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 15, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!
  • Christchurch shooting: 40 dead in terrorist attack at two mosques

    03/14/2019 11:47:45 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 254 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/14/19
    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed 40 people have died in today’s shooting, with 20 injured.
  • Severed head found on Fiji beach linked to missing Russians

    07/05/2016 6:53:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2016
    A New Zealand couple said they found a cloth bundle containing a severed head while strolling along a popular Fiji beach in what has become the latest gruesome discovery in a murder case that has captivated the picturesque South Pacific island nation. Similar tied bundles that washed ashore in late June at Natadola Beach contained two pairs of feet, according to local news reports. Fiji police believe the victims in the unsolved murder case were Russian couple Yuri and Natalia Shipulin, who went missing from their farm on the main island of Viti Levu last month.
  • Clinton Foundation gets another $5.5m from NZ taxpayers

    05/09/2018 10:11:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 7 MAY 2018 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
    Clinton Foundation gets another $5.5m from NZ taxpayers A subsidiary of the controversial Clinton Foundation is set to receive US$3.9m (NZ$5.5m) in taxpayer money in 2018/19, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can confirm. This is in addition to NZ$8m given to the organisation since 2014. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) claims that the organisation in question, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, is a separate entity. This is absurd – the Clinton Foundation appoints the organisation’s directors, making it a subsidiary in legal terms.” “The Foundation is currently under investigation by...
  • CANZUK: An EU for Canada? (Australia, New Zealand and the UK)

    03/13/2018 5:06:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/13/2018 | By J. J. MCCULLOUGH
    The press is fascinated by a gimmicky idea also involving Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. In the wake of President Trump’s recent tariff binge, much criticism has been leveled against what we might call “nostalgia economics” — that is, the belief that sentimental instincts are just as useful as market-tested evidence when it comes to setting economic policy.It’s a philosophy not unknown elsewhere in the Western world. In Britain and Canada in particular, there exists a long history of believing that trading too much with the wrong sorts of countries reflects a deep character flaw, and that the wisest flow...
  • Indian Court Declares Himalayan Glaciers ‘Legal Persons’ Under Law

    04/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 3, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    An Indian court declared Himalayan glaciers “legal persons” under law in a bid to save them from global warming. The court’s two judges claimed Indian law must gives glaciers “living entity” status to keep them from melting. . . . The case was filed as public interest litigation by an environmentalist, and was not filed to address any specific harm to any individual. The court also extended the status of “living entity” to other natural wonders, including waterfalls, meadows, lakes and forests.
  • Male Weightlifter Wins Women's Competition. Shatters Record...Because, Well, He's a Dude

    03/22/2017 2:55:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    CMR ^ | March 21, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    Men ruin everything. And liberals ruin everything. So, if you do the math, you'll see that liberal men ruin everything like twicely or something. (Math was never really my subject. Or Grammar.) But it seems now that liberals and men are hell bent on destroying women's sports. Just a few decades after the liberal agenda gave us Title IX which demanded that educational institutions offer just as many scholarships for women's sport as they do men's sports, now liberals are demanding that men can call themselves women and that will effectively eradicate women's sports. You see, the first thing took...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister resigns after getting caught giving $13.7 million

    01/07/2017 9:04:54 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | IWB
    It has been revealed that millions of New Zealand taxpayer dollars have been donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to Hillary Clinton’s charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a non-profit organisation created from the Clinton Foundation with the stated goal to reduce HIV/AIDs in Africa. An MFAT spokesman confirmed to the NBR that between January 2010 and June 2016, $7.7 million of taxpayer funds had already been donated and another $6 million was to follow, keeping to a pledge to donate $13.7 million made by the government organisation in 2013.