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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.

Norway disarms police after finding 'no grounds' for being armed

Oslo - Norway has once again announced that police officers in the country will be disarmed because it has deemed that doing so is no longer necessary.

Tuatara breeds outside its native land for first time at UK zoo

A conservationist at the Chester Zoo in the UK has been trying to breed tuataras for the past 38 years. After such a long wait,she was finally rewarded with an egg hatching, an historic first for the zoo.

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu dies at 40

The sport's first global superstar, an athlete of immense prowess who displayed an awe-inspiring combination of speed, strength and stamina on the field of play, passed away in Auckland on Wednesday following years of poor health.

Sumatran tiger who killed NZ zookeeper won't be euthanized

Hamilton - A zoo in New Zealand has decided it won't euthanize the Sumatran tiger who attacked and killed a veteran zookeeper. The male tiger, named Oz, killed Samantha Kudeweh, 43, on Sunday morning inside an enclosure at the Hamilton Zoo.
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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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"Still Testing" vertical on launch pad Jan. 19, 2018'
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Flames drive hot air into the balloon for take-off.
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Mount Cook valley in New Zealand
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In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, Google's team at mission control monitors a balloon launch in Christchurch, New Zealand. Google is testing the balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
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A decomposed aquatic animal found off the New Zealand coast
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Young adult male tuatara.
Young adult male tuatara.
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A kea watches us from the ski hut roof
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 Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine ...
"Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine creatures while exploring the South Pacific's New Hebrides trench in 2013. Fish called cusk eels, and bright red prawns, dominated the community, though they are rare in other deep marine trenches."
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New Zealand skydiver Liam Dunne facebook photo
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Tornado hits Auckland, New Zealand, December 6, 2012.
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Jonah Lomu
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The 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera based on eyewitness accounts. (Painted in 1888)
The 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera based on eyewitness accounts. (Painted in 1888)
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Paradise Ducks live near the streams of Mount Cook
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The fast and furious lion of the air in action
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Lake Tekapo's vast valley
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Lake Tekapo Valley toward the eastern road