One of the nice things about Christmas in New Zealand is that we get to experience it in the summer,...
We usually don't cover Top 40 on the Music Club, but this one I like. Sixteen-year-old New Zealand sensation Lorde has the deep soulful chords of a young Amy Winehouse, and her hit single "Royals" takes an ironic turn by comparing most other pop music with the lives of the lower-class teens who listen to it. Show More Summary
While Lorde is topping the charts around the world, there's another exciting new act from New Zealand that is rapidly emerging and making waves on this side of the Pacific. Meet Broods, the brother-sister duo of Georgia and Caleb Nott...
According to newly-released census results, New Zealand is becoming even more non-religious that anyone thought: Overall, the Census figures continue a trend for people turning away from religion, with all major churches shedding followers. The...Show More Summary
by Dustin Siggins December 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The deaths of two women in Israel and New Zealand have been linked to their use of contraceptive pills. They are the latest in a series of findings that contraceptive drugs may be more harmful than realized by the general public. Earlier this year, for example,…
OK, this is cool: Google Translate can now handle Maori, thanks to the efforts of New Zealand volunteers. More »
Want to spar with someone on The Hobbit team about Tolkien trivia? When Über-fan Stephen Colbert was in New Zealand for his cameo spot in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, he did just that, deciding screenwriter Philippa Boyens was the one to beat. Against all odds, he actually won... More »
There's a lot to love about Lorde. Besides besides having one of the top songs in the country right now (“Royals”), the 17-year-old crooner from New Zealand has been nominated for four Grammy awards including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Show More Summary
WELLINGTON, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) — The predicted acidification of the oceans with global climate change is putting at risk creatures such as the Antarctic sea urchin, New Zealand scientists warned Monday. New Zealand and U.S. scientists working in McMurdo Station in Antarctica simulated the acidification of the ocean to conditions expected to the end of […]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Kimbra, Little Dragon, Oh Land Song: LIPS - Freddy Bardot [download here] What's so good? For a relatively small country, New Zealand has really stamped their name on the international music scene in recent years. Show More Summary
The new "Hobbit" film has sparked a redecorating project at Wellington Airport.
Late actor Paul Walker, in an eerie 2008 interview with a New Zealand blogger, opened up about a scary auto accident that nearly killed him five years ago.… READ ON
A marine scientist says shellfish are the canary in the mine when it comes to climate change – and that they’re being severely affected by increasingly acidic oceans. Sixty shellfish scientists from New Zealand and the United States attended a workshop in Nelson last week – where they looked at the destruction of oyster farming […]
ACT Policing, along with officers from across Australia and New Zealand, will be out in force this weekend (13-15 December) for Operation Unite – a Blitz on Drunken Violence. Operation Unite is a joint initiative of Police Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand, united in their determination to stamp out alcohol-related violence. Chief Police Officer for the [...]
In September 2013, a team of six riders set out on a road trip to the South Island of New Zealand. Their aim was to...
Director Toa Fraser's film follows a Maori chieftain’s adolescent son. XYZ Films has acquired worldwide sales rights (excluding Australia and New Zealand) to the New Zealand-set action-thriller The Dead Lands. Toa Fraser, whose film No. Show More Summary
If economists were in charge of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, interest rates would go up at the bank's meeting Thursday. But they’re not -- and they see only a 5% chance that the central bank will raise its Official Cash Rate.
Yesterday saw a significant merger announcement in the Australia fiber market. TPG Telecom has announced the purchase of AAPT from Telecom New Zealand for AU$450M. The deal will give them a national fiber backbone to supplement and expand their existing ISP business. … [visit site to read more]
Stephen Colbert hopped into his steam powered jalopy to spread some Christmas cheer on The Late Show, but dropped a bombshell on the audience in the process. It seems that Peter Jackson invited Colbert and family to New Zealand to film...Show More Summary
Check out this amazing Hogfather cake created by Jo Orr from Ciccio Cakes in Rotorua, New Zealand. If you’ve read Sir Terry Pratchett’s indescribably awesome series of Discworld books then you’ll recognize this grinning fellow straight away. Show More Summary