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  • Another Australia rate hike likely, though timing uncertain

    02/16/2010 11:52:55 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 1 replies · 131+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | February 15, 2010 | Michael Kitchen
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - The surprise decision by Australia's central bank to leave its policy interest rate unchanged earlier this month doesn't preclude another hike in the near future, according to policy-meeting minutes released Tuesday. The minutes from the Feb. 2 meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia indicated further increases for the benchmark cash rate are likely, though not necessarily at the next meeting on March 2. "Members expected that, if economic conditions continued to improve as expected, further increases in the cash rate were likely to be necessary. But they did not regard that outlook as requiring an...
  • French try to 'disguise' wine as New Zealand produce

    01/08/2010 5:46:04 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 516+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/8/2010 | Bonnie Malkin in Sydney and Henry Samuel in Paris
    With a pedigree dating back thousands of years, the vineyards of France have long regarded themselves as the toast of the wine world. But in a humiliating blow to Gallic pride, winemakers have been accused of trying to pass off their bottles as New Zealand produce to cash in on the popularity of brands from down under. Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand has soared in popularity A tribunal in Australia has ruled Loire Valley-based firm Lacheteau labelled its sauvignon blanc Kiwi Cuvee in a nod to the quirkily-named New Zealand and Australian white wines. The wine is currently sold in...
  • The Kiwi and the Eagle: Anti-Americanism in New Zealand

    10/10/2007 5:47:12 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 28 replies · 455+ views
    Dean's World ^ | October 9, 2007 | Scott Kirwin
    I recently wrote about my Wife's experience while serving at a hospital in Tanzania with a 24 year old New Zealander. The girl was well versed in anti-American propaganda and felt compelled to heap abuse on my Wife. The Wife is quite capable of defending herself, but she lacks my background knowledge of American foreign policy and world history. During our brief phone call, I provided her with some basic facts to combat the Kiwi's propaganda regurgitations. Afterward I decided to dig deeper into the youngster's bigotry and did some research into New Zealand's attitudes towards Americans. What I found...
  • Naked cop proves arresting sight for Kiwi car thief

    03/31/2008 10:41:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 521+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/08 | Adrian Bathgate
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A policeman in a small New Zealand town did not let the fact that he was naked hold him back from chasing a thief trying to steal his car. The off-duty constable was asleep at his home in Balclutha, in the lower South Island, when his wife woke him in the early hours, the New Zealand Press Association reported. When the policeman realised the sound his wife heard was someone attempting to start the couple's car, he didn't let the fact he was stark naked hold him back, bursting out the door with nothing more than a...
  • Kiwi women are the world's most promiscuous

    10/14/2007 10:41:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies · 7,411+ views
    the times of india ^ | 14 Oct 2007
    A new survey has shown that Kiwi women are the most promiscuous in the world, with an average of 20.4 sexual partners. The survey, by condom-maker Durex, questioned 26 thousand people in 26 countries... The poll showed that Kiwi women are up there with Austrian men, who have 29.3 sexual partners. New Zealand emerged as the only country where women have more sexual partners than their men.
  • Kiwi wins medal in Iraq (Another Bravery Alert from DownUnder New Zealand)

    07/24/2007 1:57:57 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 12 replies · 608+ views
    Nelson Mail / Dominion Post ^ | Wednesday, 25 July 2007 | Staff Reporter
    Kiwi wins medal in Iraq The Nelson Mail | Wednesday, 25 July 2007 A Kiwi soldier who returned to Iraq on a second tour of duty has been awarded one of Britain's highest military awards for bravery under fire. Corporal Terry Knights - a former territorial solder in New Zealand - has been honoured with the Military Cross for bravery and leadership. The recognition is bitter-sweet for the soldier, who serves with the British Royal Marines. He returned home this month for his mother's funeral. His father John Knights, of Motueka, said he was very proud of his son. "When...
  • Being a Kiwi saved me, says Wiig (Slice of Life DownUnder NZ)

    08/30/2006 12:55:56 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 112 replies · 2,122+ views
    NZPA ^ | 31 August 2006 | NZPA
    Being a Kiwi saved me, says Wiig 31 August 2006 With NZPA Olaf Wigg says his status as a New Zealander was vital in his release. The Wellington cameraman, abducted from Gaza with United States reporter Steve Centanni earlier this month, drew a map of the world and pointed to New Zealand as he tried to talk his kidnappers out of harming them. "They were accusing both of us of being Americans and I stood up and said, 'Dude, I'm not American, I'm a New Zealander,' " Wiig told TV1's Close Up. The two men, freed on Sunday after...
  • Fans bid for handbag that made rugby player cry (Handbag reduces rugby player to tear)

    06/03/2006 7:10:11 PM PDT · by sully777 · 20 replies · 1,081+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 2, 2006 10:09am ET
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand rugby fans are bidding thousands of dollars for the chance to own the handbag that reduced a burly All Blacks player to tears. In one of the more bizarre off-field sporting incidents, former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga tangled with Hurricanes club team mate Chris Masoe in a nightclub after losing the prestigious Super 14 tournament final last Saturday. Masoe, who has played two tests for New Zealand, tripped over a man's feet in the Jolly Poacher bar in Christchurch early last Sunday and then hit the unidentified man in retaliation. Umaga, one of New...
  • Inglis knocks Everest off

    05/15/2006 1:33:57 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 3 replies · 181+ views
    The Press ^ | 16 May 2006
    Kiwi mountaineer Mark Inglis reached the summit of Mount Everest last night to become the first double-amputee to conquer the world's highest peak. His wife, Anne Inglis, sent a text message to The Press and Inglis' supporters late last evening which said: "Mark definitely made it, back at Camp 4. They are in high spirits. Anne."
  • Tahi the kiwi gets a new leg

    05/09/2006 5:13:57 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 1 replies · 190+ views
    BBC ^ | May 9,2006 | Kim Griggs
    f you are a bird that does not fly, having two legs is pretty important. So when a wild kiwi lost one of his legs below the knee to a gin trap, a New Zealand zoo decided to help out this iconic native bird. "The bird gets around well enough (by hopping) but he won't be able to breed with one leg," says Gerry Whitehouse-Tedd, an animal training and conditioning specialist at Wellington Zoo where Tahi - Maori for "one" - lives. The zoo decided to see if it could fit a prosthetic leg to the North Island brown kiwi....
  • My Papaya Stinks

    03/15/2006 12:19:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 116 replies · 2,515+ views
    The Kitchen ^ | 3/15/06 | rebelbase
    Woke up this morning and it was rank. What causes that smell?
  • Xcellent Kiwi chance for Cup [Melbourn Cup/Australia]

    10/31/2005 5:00:00 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies · 383+ views
    NZ Stuff ^ | 31 October 2005 | By AIDAN RODLEY
    Paul Moroney, Matamata's managing owner of leading New Zealand Melbourne Cup hope Xcellent, has a message to his supporters: "Don't worry, he'll do us proud." A four-time winner at racing's elite Gr I level, Xcellent rates as our best chance of success in tomorrow's $A5 million ($NZ5.3 million) race at Flemington. Xcellent is paying $21 at Melbourne bookies, but has all the attributes of a Melbourne Cup winner – blistering speed at the finish and the ability to relax early in his races. Moroney, whose brother Michael trains Xcellent in partnership with Andrew Scott at Matamata, says he is confident...
  • Opposition concedes defeat in New Zealand election

    10/01/2005 7:24:10 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 11 replies · 555+ views
    WELLINGTON : The main opposition National Party conceded defeat to the ruling Labour Party in the New Zealand election on Saturday, after the final count showed ...
  • N.Z. lawmaker streaks to keep election vow

    09/25/2005 7:40:21 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 2 replies · 196+ views ^ | September 25, 2005
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand --Green Party lawmaker Keith Locke delivered on a bold election promise Sunday when he ran almost naked down one of the busiest streets of New Zealand's largest city. Clad only in briefs and body paint, Locke dashed along Broadway in Auckland's upscale business district of Newmarket while shoppers giggled and television cameras rolled. Locke had pledged before New Zealand's general election on Sept. 17 that he would run naked down Broadway if right-wing candidate Rodney Hide was returned to Parliament in the Auckland electorate of Epsom. Opinion polls showed Hide well behind National Party candidate Richard Worth...
  • New Zealand's opposition leader re-elected after big gains

    09/20/2005 5:53:31 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 304+ views
    The Star On Line ^ | 9/10/05 | AP
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The man who led New Zealand's opposition National Party to big gains in last weekend's inconclusive elections was re-elected as party chief Tuesday and said he intends to remain in the post even if the rival Labour Party forms the next government.
  • Clark in talks with minor parties (NZ)

    09/18/2005 11:16:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 19 September 2005
    NEW Zealand's caretaker Prime Minister Helen Clark returned to the capital Wellington today for negotiations with minor parties to form a government after the weekend's stalemate election result. The nation faces two weeks of political limbo before more than 200,000 special votes are counted but Ms Clark said she wants to put arrangements in place so a government can be formed quickly after full results emerge on October 1. Ms Clark, who has been Prime Minister since 1999, said she would hold "exploratory talks" with the minor parties, but this would be followed by a quiet period leading up to...
  • New Zealand election with 100 percent of the polling places counted

    09/17/2005 7:16:47 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 15 replies · 1,167+ views
    A summary of all party votes, electorate votes and advance votes are available on
  • New Zealand: It's looking good!

    09/17/2005 1:48:18 AM PDT · by shaggy eel · 39 replies · 1,620+ views
    National Radio New Zealand | September 17, 2005 | Shaggy Eel
    New Zealand's voting booths closed one and three quarter hours ago and with 25% of the votes counted it looks like Helen Clark won't have a third term as Prime Minister.New Zealand looks like it will be lead by Don Brash's National Party, in coalition with United Future and possibly ACT.
  • LIVE THREAD - New Zealand General Election

    09/17/2005 12:39:52 AM PDT · by Heatseeker · 80 replies · 3,224+ views
    September 17, 2005 | Heatseeker
    Thought I would start a thread on the New Zealand general election - returns starting to come in now. Non-NZ FReepers can try the live streams of Channel One News, or 3 News,
  • Update: Hijacked plane crashes in Auckland (Threat to fly plane into tower in New Zealand)

    09/17/2005 2:46:19 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 40 replies · 2,250+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 17 September 2005
    <p>Reports of a plane flying lower over Auckland. Pilot has reportedly threatened to crash the plane into the Sky Tower.</p> <p>New Zealand election results are currently being counted.</p> <p>A light plane has crashed into the Waitemata harbour off St Heliers beach.</p>
  • US turns blind eye to Kiwi nuke ban

    08/17/2005 4:48:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 899+ views
    The Australian ^ | 18th August 2005
    WELLINGTON: New Zealand is taking part in a joint naval exercise involving the US for the first time since its alliance with Washington broke down over Wellington's ban on nuclear ship visits two decades ago. Kiwi naval personnel have this week joined a multinational exercise off Singapore, which involves Australia, Japan and Britain, as well as the US. The exercise involves a simulated interception of ships carrying weapons of mass destruction. The exercise comes just days after the death of former prime minister David Lange, the architect of New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy. Washington removed Wellington's ally status in 1985, after...
  • Giant 'Bra Fence' Sparks Controversy

    07/29/2005 5:49:30 PM PDT · by Cowman · 22 replies · 3,018+ views
    Local 6 .com ^ | July 29, 2005
    Giant 'Bra Fence' Sparks Controversy Official Says Fence Offends Asian Cultures, South Africans POSTED: 1:15 pm EDT July 29, 2005 UPDATED: 1:24 pm EDT July 29, 2005 A New Zealand man is resisting demands to take down hundreds of women's bras strung on his farm's fence after their night of drinking, according to a Local 6 News report. "It was probably a novelty for the first six months but I think it's passed and we need to move on," said chairman Bill Gordon. "This town has got lot of Japanese students who get educated here. They are very offended by...
  • Seal activists attacked

    04/02/2005 1:52:22 PM PST · by QwertyKPH · 24 replies · 818+ views
    New Zealand Hearald ^ | April 3rd, 2005 | Seal activists attacked
    A former New Zealand resident involved in a violent clash with sealers in Canada is calling on Kiwis to help stamp out the "barbaric" hunting of marine mammals. Lisa Shalom, 23, and 10 other crew members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Farley Mowat were arrested yesterday while trying to take pictures of seals being killed. Speaking from the Farley Mowat, off the coast of Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Ms Shalom said the crew had been assaulted on the ice by eight sealers carrying clubs and pickaxes. "The moment they saw us they threatened...
  • 'Cheap' Kiwi Army recruiting Islanders

    09/01/2004 9:39:36 AM PDT · by Levante · 7 replies · 305+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 31,2004 | Claire Harvey
    PACIFIC Islanders make great New Zealand rugby players, and now they can be Kiwi soldiers as well. The New Zealand Defense Force is recruiting in the Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue to replace troops who leave the NZDF for foreign military positions or the private sector. But the Opposition New Zealand First Party claims the recruiting system is "exploitation of a cheap labour source", saying the defense pay rates are too low for the forces to keep trained staff.
  • Grapefruit-Sized Meteorite Smashes Through NZ Home

    06/13/2004 1:16:26 AM PDT · by freebilly · 56 replies · 217+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/13/04
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A grapefruit-sized meteorite smashed through the roof of a New Zealand house, hitting a couch and bouncing off the ceiling before coming to rest under a computer. The 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) chunk of space debris dropped out of the sky and plummeted through the tiled roof of the Auckland home Saturday. "I was in the kitchen doing breakfast and there was this almighty explosion," owner Brenda Archer told the Sunday Star-Times newspaper. "It was like a bomb had gone off. I couldn't see anything, there was just dust." Archer's one-year-old grandson had been playing nearby minutes...
  • Whatever happened to the Kiwi bloke? [NEW ZEALAND]

    09/08/2003 5:53:20 PM PDT · by shaggy eel · 35 replies · 234+ views
    The Sunday Star-Times [New Zealand] | September 7 2003
    Youth Affairs Minister John Tamihere has marked Father's Day by lashing out at how Kiwi blokes are treated in today's society, saying men are becoming too scared to act like men. And the father of five says there is nothing wrong with men leaving the toilet seat up. Tamihere said he was seriously concerned at a cultural creep that had left men too scared or embarrassed to exercise their manliness, such as going for a beer with their mates. A more sinister result was there was too much suspicion cast over men in matters such as marriage breakups, child custody...

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
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  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
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  • Kiwi pays far too much for Aussie beer

    05/07/2002 7:45:53 PM PDT · by shaggy eel · 113 replies · 815+ views
    The Dominion, Wellington, New Zeland | May 8 2002 | Unknown
    A New Zealand school teacher has been fined more than $NZ500 for trying to smuggle 48 cans of undeclared Victoria Bitter beer into the Islamic sultanate of Brunei.A Brunei magistrate fined William Strickland for trying to sneak the beer past customs officials, the Borneo Bulletin reported.Mr Strickland, from Nelson, said last night that he had been planning a party so brought some extras in.He was returning from Malaysia in February and declared to customs at the border just 12 cans of beer and two bottles of alcoholic beverages, which non-Muslims are permitted to take into Brunei for personal consumption.Surprised to...
  • Kiwis guide troops to al Qaeda

    03/18/2002 11:24:43 AM PST · by Blunderfromdownunder · 70 replies · 301+ views
    The New Zealand Herald ^ | 19.03.2002 | Scott MacLeod
    New Zealand troops spied on al Qaeda forces in last week's fierce United States offensive in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, say Israeli journalists. The website said the elite Special Air Service troops were dropped on to mountains of eastern Afghanistan to spy on the build-up of al Qaeda and Taleban forces and guide 1500 US and Canadian troops in their assault, codenamed Operation Anaconda. They and special forces from Australia and Norway worked in teams of three to five soldiers, hiding in caves above the snowline for up to four weeks. Debka would not reveal its sources, but...