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Australia’s Central Bank Holds Off Macroprudency

Australia’s central bank is worried about surging house prices, but it appears no closer to clamping down on mortgage lending, unlike its counterparts in countries such as New Zealand, Canada and the U.K.

Snowden: Even New Zealand Is Spying on its Citizens

SYDNEY — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has claimed for the first time that even the New Zealand government is spying on its citizens. In an article published on The Intercept Monday, Snowden claimed the country's...Show More Summary

The Big Picture: Kim Dotcom enlists controversial friends for 'Moment of Truth'

For conspiracy buffs out there, the place to be today was Auckland, New Zealand. There, notorious Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and adversarial investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald held court at an event to talk about reports that New Zealand's government wanted to put into place a mass-surveillance program against those in its country. Show More Summary

Snowden weighs into New Zealand election with surveillance claims

8 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The NSA whistleblower says Kiwi prime minister John Key has been less than truthful with his people about state surveillance.

Court Determines that Bloggers Are Journalists, Then Screws Them Over

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A New Zealand court last week found that bloggers are journalists, a belief shared by many U.S. and Canadian courts as well. This means that bloggers can legally refuse to hand over the identities of anonymous sources. It also means that courts can rob them of that right. Read more...

Watch Scientists Dissect a Colossal Squid Right Now

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Squid biologists from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland University of Technology are dissecting a colossal squid. It's happening live, right now, on YouTube. Watch! Read more...

Namco Soft Launches 'Aevana: Unstoppable', an Auto-Running Action Game

Along with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Namco has soft launched another game in the past few days, Aevana: Unstoppable. This one's also available in New Zealand right now. This is a side-scrolling, level-based auto-runner where players control the eponymous Aevana, having to guide her over obstacles, and taking out enemies in the process. The game

New Zealand Underground-Rock Catalyst Peter Gutteridge, 1961-2014

11 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Peter Gutteridge, a key figure in New Zealand's shockingly strong rock scene from the '80s and '90s, passed away Monday morning in Auckland, NZ. He was in his early 50s. Gutteridge had recently returned to his home country after hisShow More Summary

New Zealand Prime Minister Under Scrutiny For Kim Dotcom Email, Surveillance Program

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been having a rough past couple of days. Key is now entangled in two separate but related scandals involving collaboration with the US government and business interests to violate the rights of Kim Dotcom and others residing in New Zealand.

Greenwald in New Zealand: Grandstanding doesn’t get more condescending or counter-productive

13 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

As an expat-New Zealander anticipating a coming election Friday US time, I was a little caught off my guard to see Glenn Greenwald parachute into the middle of our little campaign promising massive new revelations. Greenwald was there...Show More Summary

New Zealand’s Green Party Proposes 100% Renewable Energy Target Ahead Of Elections

New Zealand's Green Party is proposing ambitious renewable energy targets & electric vehicle goals as part of it current national campaign New Zealand’s Green Party Proposes 100% Renewable Energy Target Ahead Of Elections was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Snowden & Greenwald Reveal PM John Key Lied About Kiwi Mass Surveillance; Key Hits Back By Calling Greenwald 'A Loser'

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the weekend, Glenn Greenwald made it clear that he was going to reveal evidence of domestic mass surveillance on New Zealanders by the GCSB (the Kiwi version of the NSA). The plan was to reveal it at a political event organized by Kim Dotcom. Show More Summary

Robert Scott – “Vertigo” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Robert Scott logged time in two of New Zealand’s greatest, most influential bands, the Bats and the Clean. He just released a new solo album called The Green House, and today he unveils the colorful cartoon video for “Vertigo,” one of the intimate album’s most upbeat tracks. Director Katie Brockie’s highly entertaining clip tracks the [...]

'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX' Adapted as Free-to-Play Game, Soft Launched in New Zealand

Namco's revitalized the Pac-Man franchise with Pac-Man Championship Edition [$2.99], a take on the classic game with dynamic mazes. A few years ago, Namco released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, which expanded on the concept. Well, while the original Pac-Man CE released a few years ago on iOS, the sequel never quite made its way over.

New Zealand basketball team's haka

17 hours agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Before their match with the United States team, the New Zealanders performed a traditional "haka"The various types of haka include whakatu waewae, tutu ngarahu and peruperu. The peruperu is characterised by leaps during which the legs are pressed under the body. Show More Summary

Micro Homes: How Many Clowns Can Fit in This Circus-Style Gypsy Wagon?

Photo via Houzz Upon hearing the news that his first grandchild was on the way, extremely thoughtful grandfather-to-be and New Zealand landscape photographer Declan O'Neill decided to build "a child's playhouse with a magical twist" in the form of a...

Royal New Zealand Ballet Names New Director

18 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

The Italian dancer and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia will take over following the departure of Ethan Stiefel.

R.I.P. Peter Gutteridge

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Flying Nun website reports that the New Zealand indie-pop architect Peter Gutteridge has died in Auckland. Gutteridge, who helped to found hugely important bands like the Clean and the Chills, was around 53 years old. No cause of death has been revealed. Gutteridge played in early incarnations of both the Clean and the Chills, [...]

RNZB appoints new AD from ItalyNew Liam Scarlett production of Midsummer Night's Dream, too

20 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has tapped former La Scala dancer and director of MaggioDanza, Francesco Ventriglia, as its new artistic director to replace Ethan Stiefel who is coming home to the U.S. The 36-year-old, who is also an accomplished...

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