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  • New Zealand housing crisis forces hundreds to live in tents and garages

    05/17/2016 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 16 May 2016 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    <p>Property prices in Auckland have increased by nearly 80% in five years, leaving some families unable to buy or rent ___ Hundreds of families in Auckland are living in cars, garages and even a shipping container as a housing crisis fuelled by rising property prices forces low-income workers out of private rental accommodation.</p>
  • Qatar Airways announces plans for world's longest flight

    01/27/2016 1:06:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2016 | Oliver Smith
    Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland. Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’s Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 miles. The journey time would be an estimated 18 hours and 34 minutes, according to the journey planning website
  • Auckland contraceptive bungle leads to 'conveyor belt' abortion clinic inquiry

    12/08/2014 10:24:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    TVNZ ^ | December 08, 2014 | Ruth Wynn-Williams
    A damning report by the Health and Disabilities Commissioner has recommended an audit of the services provided by the country's top abortion clinic. It comes after a woman complained she had a long-term contraceptive device inserted in her uterus without her consent at the time of an abortion in 2010. The woman, whose identity is protected, only discovered the intrauterine contraceptive device after going for medical tests when she tried repeatedly and was unable to fall pregnant three years later. Investigation by the Health and Disability Commissioner has found a doctor at the Epsom Day Clinic mistakenly inserted the contraceptive...
  • Four Year-Old Boy Attacked in New Zealand for Wearing Yarmulke

    11/23/2014 6:32:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 11/23/2014, 8:14 AM | Tova Dvorin
    A four-year-old Jewish boy was attacked by an anti-Semitic thug in New Zealandthe latest such incident in a wave of anti-Semitism in the country. According to the New Zealand Herald, the boy, who was walking home from preschool with a friend and his brother, were approached by a man of Middle Eastern appearance, said to be in his twenties, who slapped himhardin front of the boys mother. He was apparently targeted because he was wearing a yarmulke, or Jewish skullcap. According to New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman, the man then left in a car with four other menwhile...
  • Auckland city council subsidizes event on queer polyamory relationships

    06/07/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Michele Kaufman
    Residents in Auckland, New Zealand are questioning their councils decision to subsidize a one-day conference exploring queer polyamory relationships. The Auckland Council, which serves New Zealands largest population, recently gave grants to various homosexual organizations, but it is the conference on polyamory that is causing a stir. Entitled Poly Panel, Discussions around Queer Polyamory is described on GayNZ as a one day event exploring a framework of ethical, healthy polyamory relationships. An advertisement for the event states: Along with questioning heteronormativity, many LGBTI people question monogamous marriages and relationships. According to the advertisement, the event aims to break down some...
  • "I'm Not A Reptile" - New Zealand Prime Minster John Key Publicly Denies That He Is A Lizard Person

    02/15/2014 6:46:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 86 replies
    3 News NZ ^ | Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 | Dave Williams
    John Key: 'I'm not a reptile' He's been to a doctor and a vet just to make sure, but Prime Minister John Key is adamant he's not a shapeshifting reptilian alien. Mr Key was unusually forced to deny any previously non-declared extraterrestrial connections to reporters after an Auckland man put in an Official Information Act (OIA) request asking for proof he might be one. "To the best of my knowledge, no. Having been asked that question directly, I've taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I'm not a reptile," a...
  • Charge: U.S. selling aborted baby body parts

    03/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 19, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    Even though the practice is a criminal offense, one pro-lifer asserts that body parts are being harvested from aborted babies and used for research purposes in the U.S. and abroad. After an investigation by Life Dynamics revealed the practice, Investigate Magazine, a New Zealand-based current affairs publication from a conservative Christian standpoint, went on to determine that a Maryland brokerage firm has been arranging the sale of parts of American aborted babies to the University of Auckland medical school in New Zealand for experiments. Mark Crutcher, founder and president of Life Dynamics, says there is no excuse for this project...
  • Bieber fever as fans knock down mum

    04/28/2010 2:06:08 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 443+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 28, 2010
    TWEEN idol Justin Bieber is Twittering furious after his hat was stolen and his mother knocked over as 500 fans mobbed him in New Zealand. Bieber has gone on Twitter today asking his leagues of zealous teenage fans to show a little restraint following the Bieber-fever frenzy in the wake of his Australian and NZ appearances. Authorities had braced themselves for Bieber-mania by appointing extra security at Auckland Airport and his hotel but within hours of arriving in NZ, the 16-year-old pop sensation took to his mega-popular Twitter account to ask fans to stay under control. Finally got to New...
  • Man injects wife with HIV-infected blood

    12/06/2009 6:49:31 AM PST · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 811+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 6, 2009
    An HIV-positive man has infected his sleeping wife with the virus, which can cause AIDS, by pricking her with a sewing needle dipped in his own blood. It's believed he wanted to give her the disease so she would start having sex with him again, the Sunday Star Times reported. It's the first case of its kind in New Zealand. Other cases have seen HIV-positive people infect others through unprotected sex. The man, 35, admitted infecting his wife, 33, and has been remanded in prison awaiting sentence for wilfully infecting another with a disease, an offence that carries a maximum...
  • Fire at Auckland Warehouse Caused by Meteorite Impact? (Update)

    12/14/2008 11:06:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 47 replies · 1,687+ views
    AstroEngine ^ | 12/15/08 | Ian O'Neill
    Update (16:00 PST Dec. 14th): Eyewitness accounts are becoming more detailed, if you were in the Auckland area at 10pm (December 13th) and you saw something, please let me know (by leaving a comment below). Please give as detailed an account as possible, including your location and the direction at which you saw the meteorite. Hopefully well piece this event together A fire erupted in an Auckland warehouse shortly after several eyewitness reported seeing a meteorite over the North Island of New Zealand. One witness (named Mike) even went as far to say that he watched the fiery object hit...
  • Passenger alarm over daggers on plane (Slice of Life DownUnder NZ)

    01/25/2007 2:45:09 PM PST · by DieHard the Hunter · 37 replies · 844+ views
    NZPA ^ | Friday, 26 January 2007 | NZPA
    Passenger alarm over daggers on plane NZPA | Friday, 26 January 2007 Airport security in Auckland is being questioned after a group of Sikh priests boarded an Air New Zealand plane wearing ceremonial daggers under their robes. Passengers became concerned when they noticed the ceremonial kirpan daggers poking out from under their traditional robes at Auckland's domestic terminal while boarding a flight to Napier on Sunday. The Sikh priests willingly handed the daggers over to the pilot once passengers notified the cabin crew and the daggers were locked in the cockpit during the flight. Passenger David Anderson, who notified the...
  • Bare-breasted porn stars ride choppers

    08/23/2006 4:14:11 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 32 replies · 7,167+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Aug 23, 4:09 PM ET
    Bare-breasted porn stars ride choppers Wed Aug 23, 4:09 PM ET AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Two dozen bare-breasted porn stars paraded on motorcycles and military vehicles down the main street of New Zealand's biggest city on Wednesday after beating efforts by Auckland officials to prevent the promotional stunt. Thousands of people, many of them clicking away with cell phone cameras, lined the street for the parade by male and female porn actors, most semi-clad in black leather, to publicize an erotica show which opens in Auckland later this week. The crowd four deep in some places was reportedly...
  • Man with links to 9/11 pilot deported (Slice of Life DownUnder)

    06/09/2006 5:42:36 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 25 replies · 946+ views
    NZPA ^ | 10 June 2006 | Staff reporter
    Man with links to 9/11 pilot deported 10 June 2006 A man the Government says had a direct link with a September 11 terrorist has been deported from New Zealand because he was a threat to national security. Immigration Minister David Cunliffe confirmed today Yemeni national, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali, was deported because his continued presence in New Zealand posed a threat. "He was directly associated with persons responsible for the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001," Mr Cunliffe said in a statement. He was deported under the rarely used Section 72 of the Immigration Act...
  • The Radical Coalition Has Arrived

    09/22/2004 9:20:32 AM PDT · by NZRC · 2 replies · 145+ views
    NZRC official HP ^ | Sep 22nd 2004 | David Winters
    Hello, my name is David Winters and I represent the New Zealand Radical Coalition. Our objective is to bring about Industrialization to our country. As it stands New Zealand is a international back water, having no influence or power on the international stage. Our party's aim is to radically change New Zealands profile on the political scene.
  • Archaeologists find signs of ancient advertisements from Sassanid era

    08/21/2004 2:34:39 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 28 replies · 1,269+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | August 21 2004 | Anon
    TEHRAN (MNA) -- During the latest season of excavations of the northern gate of Takht-e Suleiman, an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple located in northwestern Iran, the stamps of two seals were discovered which indicate that objects entered Takht-e Suleiman from other regions with special tags attached to them which seem to be advertisements. They signify that an early form of advertising was being practiced during the Sassanid era (224-642 C.E.), Yusef Moradi, the head of the excavation team, said on Friday. The team began its excavations in early August and found the stamps of two seals at the upper levels...
  • Ancient Persian fleet surrenders it's mysteries

    08/21/2004 1:17:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 2,133+ views
    New Zealand News ^ | 8/21/04 | SIMON COLLINS
    Secrets of an ancient Persian armada sunk off the coast of Greece 2500 years ago are being dredged up by modern archaeologists. A team from Greece, Canada and the United States has just completed a second expedition to retrieve artefacts from 300 ships of the Persian King Darius that were wrecked in a storm off the Mt Athos Peninsula, northern Greece, in 492BC or 493BC. Aucklanders will be among the first to hear the results today when three of the expedition leaders present their findings in a free public lecture at Auckland University. In two trips so far, last October...
  • New Zealand terror threat no hoax

    03/09/2003 9:07:06 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 54 replies · 345+ views
    ABC RadioAustraliaNews ^ | March 10, 2003 | ABC RadioAustralia
    Police in New Zealand say they are taking seriously, a letter to a newspaper containing a terrorist threat for citizens in two main cities. The letter threatens to poison water pipes with cyanide in Auckland and Wellington. Cinemas are also warned of the possible use of explosives or gas. New Zealand's counter-terrorism chief, Assistant Commissioner Jon White, says the letter sent to the New Zealand Herald last Tuesday cannot be discounted as a hoax. He says while the security alert in New Zealand remains low, the public should remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.
  • (Vanity) Anyone heard/participated in the People to People Sports Ambassador Program??

    02/17/2003 7:21:24 AM PST · by sl-17b · 16 replies · 1,318+ views
    Lurked for about a year and only recently started posting. First article I have posted so hopefully I get it right. I am an 18 year active duty Army soldier. Participated in the first Desert Shield/Storm, but am sitting in a staff job now so won't be playing this time around. My daughter just got invited to participate as a swimmer in the People to People Sports Ambassador Program this summer. We get to choose between a meet in the Netherlands and France or a meet in New Zealand and Australia. Of course we chose the Australia and New Zealand...