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New Zealand News

Interview with singer and comedienne Jenny Talia Special

The multi-talented Australian, a U.S. resident since 1999, speaks to Digital Journal about her last album, her new album and her upcoming Australasian tour.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

Gastroenteritis outbreak in New Zealand

Auckland - A recent food poisoning outbreak in New Zealand has been traced to prepackaged lettuce shipped to various supermarkets throughout the country.

Interview with Todd Hunter of Dragon Special

One of the founding members of the iconic Australian pop/rockers talks to Digital Journal about the band's new album and their very modern way of working.

NZ political party sued by Eminem's publishers

American rapper Eminem's music publishers filed a lawsuit against New Zealand's ruling party over music that it used in a infomercial.

'Flight of the Conchords' star gets vampy in latest movie Special

Toronto - 'What We Do In the Shadows' was a big hit at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Its co-creator, 'Flight of the Conchords' star Jemaine Clement, says naturalism played a vital part in making the movie.

New Zealand’s favorite dogs unveiled

According to the National Dog Database from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, the Labrador Retriever remains the most popular dog breed in the country — over 41,000 of the pooches were registered in 2013/2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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
Jessica  the Kea Girl of New Zealand
Jessica, the Kea Girl of New Zealand
A snowy egret in Milford Sound
A snowy egret in Milford Sound
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport  set up to promote th...
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport, set up to promote the Hobbit movies.
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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.
 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."
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, UK
Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch at Sofitel Wentworth  Sydney.
Prime Minister John Key  in black s...
Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch at Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney. Prime Minister John Key, in black striped suit, second from the left tucks into his lunch of steak, mash and tomatoes.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust is pleased to have in its possession a recently found notebook  which p...
The Antarctic Heritage Trust is pleased to have in its possession a recently found notebook, which provides scientists insight into the region.
Courtesy of Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013 - Auckland City  New Zealand
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 - Auckland City, New Zealand
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Jessica hand-feeds the kea
Jessica hand-feeds the kea
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PETA
New Zealand: Massive Water Tornado caught on Camera
New Zealand: Massive Water Tornado caught on Camera
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Dragon  a rock band formed in Auckland  New Zealand in January 1972. — Todd Hunter  second from ri...
Dragon, a rock band formed in Auckland, New Zealand in January 1972. — Todd Hunter, second from right
Mark Murray
A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand was censored  with images of real breast cance...
A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand was censored, with images of real breast cancer problems banned.
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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.
A picture of Pauanui Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand s North Island
A picture of Pauanui Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand's North Island
Dandevries
A forest pukake
A forest pukake
 What We Do in the Shadows  vamps Viago (Taika Waititi)  Deacon (Jonathan Brugh)  Vladislav (Jemaine...
'What We Do in the Shadows' vamps Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), and Petyr (Ben Fransham) integrate nocturnal habits with the more quotidian aspects of sharing a flat.
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Sometimes Lake Pukake looks blue
Sometimes Lake Pukake looks blue
Close-up of Lake Tekapo s stone chapel
Close-up of Lake Tekapo's stone chapel