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World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Pilot feud results in locked cockpit, scare on Air New Zealand

Perth City - Following a few frightening moments aboard a Trans-Tasman flight from Australia, two Air New Zealand pilots have been temporarily relieved from duty.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Lorde announces fall tour in North America

Two-time Grammy winner Lorde announced that she will be returning to North America this fall. Her tour will begin in Philadelphia's Mann Center on September 5.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos - 4 comments

Woman calls police after cat brings home bag of pot

Maybe the catnip wasn't enough. Have you ever had a cat that brought home a dead rat or bird? In New Zealand, a cat brought home a bag of pot Sunday valued at $150 in that country's currency, or $130 in American money.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

At Gallipoli, Australians and New Zealanders remember the dead

Gelibolu - Almost a century since their forebears fell at Gallipoli, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders gathered Friday at the site of the bloody World War I battle.
In the Media by Philippe Alfroy (AFP)

New Zealand Property Institute warns of looming insurance crisis

Property Institute Chief Executive David Clark warns that changes to home insurance will bring problems for New Zealand.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Dolly Parton scores No. 1 country album in Australia

Dolly Parton is the most honored woman in the history of the country music genre. She has yet another milestone to celebrate.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Lorde wins two Grammy awards, including 'Song of the Year'

Los Angeles - On January 26, New Zealand singing sensation Lorde reigned supreme at the 2014 Grammy award ceremony in Los Angeles, California.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

6.3-magnitude NZ quake crash lands Hobbit eagle sculpture on teen

Wellington - An eagle sculpture with a 45 ft wingspan was hanging from the ceiling in Wellington Airport to promote the popular Hobbit films. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today sent it sprawling from its perch down to the floor.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Review: Lorde stuns on new radio single 'Team' Special

"Team" is the latest radio single from New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde. It is a track from her Grammy-nominated album "Pure Heroine."
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Dozens of pilot whales strand and die on New Zealand beach

Takaka - Thirty-nine pilot whales died after becoming stranded on a beach at Golden Bay on the South Island of New Zealand, reports the New Zealand Ministry of Conservation. Many of the mammals could not be saved and were euthanized to prevent further suffering.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

New Zealand parents of disabled girl win personal injury case

Abortion is seen as a taboo practice in most countries, but there is a dividing line between moral and immoral applications of this procedure.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

Cannibalistic mantis invades New Zealand

South African female praying mantises have invaded New Zealand. This has brought problems for the New Zealand males because the invasive females have a tendency to eat the males after mating.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

2013 Rugby League World Cup: Australia Crowned World Champions

Manchester - A sellout crowd at Old Trafford Stadium witnessed Australia defeat New Zealand 34-2 in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup final.
In the Media by Keegan Valladares

2013 Rugby League World Cup: Semi-final results

London - Two contrasting games highlighted the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals double header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, in front of 67,545 fans.
In the Media by Keegan Valladares

Review: Lorde releases flawless studio album 'Pure Heroine' Special

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released her debut studio album "Pure Heroine" on September 30 in the United States. She co-wrote all ten songs on the CD.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

Review: Singer Lorde dazzles on chart-topping single 'Royals' Special

16-year old music sensation Lorde has become a global phenomenon thanks to the success of her smash hit single "Royals."
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 4 comments

TV advert to fight breast cancer censored in New Zealand (video)

A ground-breaking advert, featuring comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith, was first in the UK to show real images of women's breasts affected by cancer. They wanted to use the images in New Zealand for a similar campaign, but the ad was banned.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

New Zealand sued by Kim Dotcom for $4.85 million

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who was arrested more than a year ago, has decided to sue the New Zealand government for the raid on his mansion, as well as the preceding surveillance.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

China bans New Zealand dairy imports after botulism scare

China has stopped all imports of milk powder from New Zealand after Fonterra Company, the main distributor for China, found in one of their dairy products a strain of bacteria that can cause botulism.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Britain's Laura Robson produces stunning fightback at Wimbledon

Wimbledon - Britain's number one tennis star Laura Robson produced a stunning fightback, from what appeared to be at one stage a quick and disappointing exit, to win her third round tennis clash against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 1-6 7-5 6-3.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Seven missing in historic yacht off New Zealand

A yacht sailing from New Zealand to Australia and its crew of seven, six US citizens and one British citizen, have apparently vanished.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Google launches Internet-beaming balloons

Christchurch - Google's new internet-beaming balloons appear wrinkled and skinny, translucent and shaped like jellyfish. They were released from a frozen field in New Zealand this week.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Workplace racism on the rise in New Zealand

Employers in New Zealand are being urged to take more responsibility as more complaints of workplace racism is on the rise.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 7 comments

New Zealand legalizes gay marriage

Wellington - New Zealand has become the 13th nation and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage after parliament voted to amend the nation's marriage act on Wednesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

New Zealand cat lives on McDonald's for a year

Frankton - A black and white kitten was abandoned when his owner was evicted, and moved into the parking lot of a local McDonald's branch. He soon learned to beg from the customers leaving the drive-thru, but his health suffered badly.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 13 comments

Op-Ed: New Zealand environmentalist wants cat-free NZ to save birds

Auckland - Gareth Morgan, a New Zealand economist and environmentalist, campaigns to make New Zealand a cat-free country. He claims that cats have contributed to the elimination of nine native species of birds.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments
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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in...
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in Tekapo, New Zealand. Google is testing balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
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Tornado hits Auckland  New Zealand  December 6  2012.
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Tornado hits Auckland, New Zealand, December 6, 2012.
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Sometimes the lake looks like pastel art or a glimpse of heaven
Sometimes the lake looks like pastel art or a glimpse of heaven
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Lake Tekapo Valley further east
Lake Tekapo Valley further east
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Passengers on a hot air balloon flight in Christchurch  New Zealand  watch as hot air fills the ball...
Passengers on a hot air balloon flight in Christchurch, New Zealand, watch as hot air fills the balloon.
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Horned cow  possibly a Hereford  on the Otago Peninsula beside Papanui Inlet  New Zealand.
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Horned cow, possibly a Hereford, on the Otago Peninsula beside Papanui Inlet, New Zealand.
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A closer view of Lake Tekapo s ski field
A closer view of Lake Tekapo's ski field
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All Blacks v Italy
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All Blacks v Italy
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Shadow of a hot air balloon as the balloon descends for landing.
Shadow of a hot air balloon as the balloon descends for landing.
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Jessica hand-feeds the kea
Jessica hand-feeds the kea
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A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand was censored  with images of real breast cance...
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A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand was censored, with images of real breast cancer problems banned.
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Ummm  that is delicious!
Ummm, that is delicious!
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The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell...
The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell to the ground with the 6.3 aftershock on 22 Feb
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Rt. Hon. John Key  New Zealand Prime Minister at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch.
Rt. Hon. John Key, New Zealand Prime Minister at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch.
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Pilot whales stranded at Golden Bay  New Zealand.
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Pilot whales stranded at Golden Bay, New Zealand.
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The center shot of the little bay at Doubtful Sound  New Zealand  after the captain cut the boat s e...
The center shot of the little bay at Doubtful Sound, New Zealand, after the captain cut the boat's engines.
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The kea moves closer
The kea moves closer
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Tornado hits Auckland  New Zealand  December 6  2012.
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Tornado hits Auckland, New Zealand, December 6, 2012.
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Daniel Homsey (center) worked with officials on May 30  2012  in Wellington  New Zealand on the  Res...
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Daniel Homsey (center) worked with officials on May 30, 2012, in Wellington, New Zealand on the "Resilientville" program exercises, aimed at helping community leaders dialog and "role-play" various scenarios in the event of a major disaster.
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