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With bipartisan support, New Zealand passes zero-emissions bill

New Zealand has reached an agreement on climate change policy, passing the Zero Carbon Bill in Parliament, with opposition forces joining across the aisle to set a course for the country to radically reduce emissions by the year 2050.

Rocket Lab racks up another successful mission for 2019

Rocket Lab has successfully launched a rideshare mission for the private aerospace company Spaceflight, as they look to continue racking up their launch cadence in 2019.

New Zealand crypto firm files for bankruptcy after hacker theft

Christchurch - Cryptopia Limited, a New Zealand firm which operated a cryptocurrency exchange with over 300,000 accounts from around the globe has filed for US bankruptcy protect after hackers managed to steal more than US $16 million from the company.

New Zealand company declares four-day work week trial a success

Auckland - Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand business that manages trusts, wills, and estate planning, claims that its trial of a four-day work week over March and April this year was a success. The company will be adopting the new schedule full time.

Review: Eliza McCartney clears 4.94 meters, new world leader Special

New Zealand pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has a major reason to be proud. On July 17, McCartney cleared 4.94 meters in the women's pole vault competition in Jockrim, Germany.

Rocket Lab set to launch 'It's Business Time' Wednesday

Unfavorable weather forced startup, Rocket Lab to scrub its Electron rocket launch from Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand on Sunday, but the weather looks good for Wednesday's launch.

New Zealand R&B and pop star Janine talks new album '99,' Drake Special

New Zealand artist Janine chatted with Digital Journal about her new album "99," which was released via Atlantic Records.

Rocket Lab makes history with 1st successful commercial launch

On Sunday, California-based startup Rocket Lab made history again, launching its Electron Rocket from its launch facility on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand, carrying a payload of commercial satellites that were successfully put into Earth orbit.

Review: Lorde glorious on new studio album 'Melodrama' Special

New Zealand songstress Lorde is back with her sophomore studio album, "Melodrama," which was released on LAVA/Republic Records.

Have New Zealand's lost 'Pink and White Terraces' been found?

It's not often that something from the past, lost due to a cataclysmic event is ever found again. But two researchers are certain they have rediscovered what was known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', New Zealand's famed pink and white terraces.

New Zealand makes history with launch of Electron rocket

California-based Rocket Lab successfully shot a rocket into space from their private launch facility in New Zealand on Thursday at 4:20 p.m. local time, reaching space three minutes later.

Meet the new player in the commercial space race — Rocket Lab

The final countdown has started for what may well be an historic event for New Zealand, with the first-ever firing of a rocket into space, potentially putting the small country right up there beside the big boys.

Call to action from New Zealand to save Yellow-eyed penguin

Penguin populations around the world are in decline and now New Zealand's Yellow-eyed penguins slip toward extinction. At their rate of decline, Yellow-eyed penguins will vanish from the Otago Peninsula of New Zealand in about 40 years.

New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake was the most complex ever

The large earthquake that struck New Zealand in 2016 has been declared the most complex earthquake ever, according to scientists. This has implications for how earthquakes are monitored and responded to in the future.

New Zealand is part of a newly discovered continent

All school children are taught there are seven continents on the planet, but there may soon be an eighth continent, Zealandia. A new study suggests that a mostly submerged landmass in the southwest Pacific should be classified as a continent.

New Zealand to ban plastic microbeads by July 2018

New Zealand plans to ban cosmetic products containing tiny plastic particles known as microbeads from July next year because of the risk they pose to aquatic and marine environments.

Israel told New Zealand UN anti-settlement resolution meant 'war'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned New Zealand's foreign minister that his nation's co-sponsorship of a United Nations resolution asking Israel to stop settlement construction in illegally occupied Palestine was a "declaration of war."

New Zealand town builds underpass tunnel for penguins

New Zealand town builds a 25 meter long tunnel to save blue penguins. The Oamaru underpass allows the endangered penguin species, the smallest in the World, to avoid a deadly road during their nightly trek home from the sea.

New Zealand to rescue tourists and residents stranded by quake

Kaikoura - About one thousand tourists and hundreds of residents in the isolated coastal town of Kaikoura, New Zealand are awaiting rescue after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake cut off all access to the town.

Faster Internet available to more than half of Auckland, N. Z.

Auckland - A latest report by the New Zealand government revealed that more than half of Auckland, the country’s largest and most populous city, can now have access to ultra-fast broadband (UFB).

NZ town has too many jobs and wants to recruit outsiders

Kaitangata - A tiny town in New Zealand has launched a drive to recruit outsiders because of its unique problem. It has too many jobs available.

Rainwater trigger earthquakes in New Zealand

Wellington - A new study has found that along New Zealand fault, rainfall can contribute to plates slipping and sliding, thereby triggering earthquakes.

Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster holds first legal wedding

Akaroa - The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster otherwise known as Pastafarianism.

Inky the octopus breaks out of aquarium, crawls to freedom

Inky, a common New Zealand octopus, made jailbreak from the National Aquarium in New Zealand, slithering out of a slight opening at the top of his tank, across the floor and down a 50-meter drainpipe and vanishing into the sea.

Royston Buckingham-Hurst: Clothier and founder of Fogey Unlimited Special

Fogey Unlimited is an upmarket clothing emporium dedicated to the procurement and subsequent sale of top quality vintage attire. Sir Royston Buckingham-Hurst is the owner.

Domino's Pizza to start delivering pizzas by robot in New Zealand

Wellington - Adding to other innovations using new technology, Domino's Pizza is launching a new robotic delivery service using DRU or Domino's Robotic Unit built in Australia with the help of Marathon Robotics.

Gang of feral goats wreaking havoc in New Zealand town

Blackball - A small town on New Zealand's South Island is dealing with a goat problem. More than 10 feral goats have been causing havoc in the town.

Small fishing boat attacked by shark

Fishermen off the coast of New Zealand reported an encounter with a Great White Shark that repeatedly attacked their boat.

No takers for $400,000 annual salary for doctor in New Zealand

Tokoroa - Dr. Alan Kenny co-owns a medical practice in Tokoroa New Zealand. He has been searching for a General Practiioner for two years even though he is offering an income of $400,000 or 190,000 pounds annually.

Video: New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake

Christchurch - Almost five years to the day after a devastating earthquake in 2011 killed 185 people, New Zealanders experienced a 5.7 magnitude quake on Saturday that struck with such force it caused a cliff to collapse.
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The left side of a small bay as the boat captain starting cutting the engines.
The left side of a small bay as the boat captain starting cutting the engines.
Kerry O Brien (baseball cap)  and volunteers calm a pilot whale stranded in Golden Bay  NZ. Voluntee...
Kerry O'Brien (baseball cap), and volunteers calm a pilot whale stranded in Golden Bay, NZ. Volunteers hope to refloat 35 whales who restranded yesterday.
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“We had the opportunity to make ( What We Do in the Shadows ) in the States without our friends ...
“We had the opportunity to make ('What We Do in the Shadows') in the States without our friends,” Waititi remembers, “but it wouldn’t been… the same movie. Maybe it would still be funny but it would not the same thing. With this, you can recognize there’s already a relationship and comfort there between all the actors.”
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Rocket Lab Tweet:  Our friends @DigitalGlobe took an image of Launch Complex 1 using WorldView-2 as ...
Rocket Lab Tweet: "Our friends @DigitalGlobe took an image of Launch Complex 1 using WorldView-2 as it passed by! Taken from 770km (478 miles)."
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Hobbit coins to be released in New Zealand over the premiere of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journe...
Hobbit coins to be released in New Zealand over the premiere of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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All Blacks v Italy
All Blacks v Italy
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In this June  2013 photo released by Google  solar panels and electronics are prepared for launch in...
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
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
Close-up of Lake Tekapo s stone chapel
Close-up of Lake Tekapo's stone chapel
Ummm  that is delicious!
Ummm, that is delicious!
A New Zealand kebab shop owner who ignored a pistol-wielding  would-be robber and continued to serve...
A New Zealand kebab shop owner who ignored a pistol-wielding, would-be robber and continued to serve his customers has insisted "I'm not a hero" after footage of his actions went viral.
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Horned cow  possibly a Hereford  on the Otago Peninsula beside Papanui Inlet  New Zealand.
Horned cow, possibly a Hereford, on the Otago Peninsula beside Papanui Inlet, New Zealand.
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Simplified map of Earth’s tectonic plates and continents  including Zealandia. Continental shelf a...
Simplified map of Earth’s tectonic plates and continents, including Zealandia. Continental shelf areas shown in pale colors.
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Young adult male tuatara.
Young adult male tuatara.
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Flames drive hot air into the balloon for take-off.
Flames drive hot air into the balloon for take-off.
Sometimes Lake Pukake s waters seem aquamarine
Sometimes Lake Pukake's waters seem aquamarine
My children (now 17 and 20) on the boat that toured Doubtful Sound  New Zealand
My children (now 17 and 20) on the boat that toured Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
In this June  2013 photo released by Google  a fully inflated test balloon sits in a hangar at Moffe...
In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, a fully inflated test balloon sits in a hangar at Moffett Field airfield, Calif. Google is testing the balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
Photo by Google / Andrea Dunlap
Oil and gas exploration as well as fishing practices such as trawling and set-netting threatens the ...
Oil and gas exploration as well as fishing practices such as trawling and set-netting threatens the very existence of the Maui's dolphin.
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Bay of Plenty  New Zealand.
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
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