September 18, 2019

Child-sized parrots once roamed New Zealand

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Parrots are popular pets today, and you don’t have to look far on YouTube to find charming videos of tropical birds doing adorable things. They’re fun animals, and their small size makes them appealing to potential owners. Fossils from New Zealand reveal the existence of an ancient parrot that would definitely not […]

Rugby World Cup 2019

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From Rugby World Welcome to our 2019 Rugby World Cup page where you can get all the latest news on the tournament in Japan. We have created this page to make sure you stay up to date with the TV schedule, fixtures, squads, injuries and much more so that you don’t miss out on any […]

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

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By Stephan Shemilt From BBC Sport at Lord’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final, Lord’s New Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42 England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50 England win after super over Scorecard England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for […]

New Zealand stars

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Stars in New Zealand From Trey Ratcliff From Stuck In Customs DON’T WATCH THIS ON MUSHROOMS Check out this crazy CGI videos this guy made…I’ve put 10 of them in a playlist for you (they last 30-60 seconds each). I’d love to find more of these. I think I could watch them for hours! – […]

Autumn in Arrowtown

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Autumn In Arrowtown, New Zealand By Trey Radcliffe From Stuck In Customs NEW MAVIC 2 ZOOM I chose to get the new Mavic 2 Zoom because I’m excited about many features, namely the zoom-panorama. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m going to try it on the scene below next Autumn. Apparently, you can put […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands Police FCU issues warning on fraudulent investment company said to be based in the Cayman Islands

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From RCIPS UPDATE: While the fraudulent investment company claims to be based in the Cayman Islands, it is not registered by CIMA to conduct financial service business, nor does it have a physical presence here. Police are currently investigating reports of a fraudulent investment company that is said to be based in the Cayman Islands. […]

IRD says Eric Watson’s companies owe $112m

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By Matt Nippert, NZ Herald Inland Revenue have described a complex series of transactions Eric Watson undertook through the Cayman Islands as “circular”, and say the flamboyant expatriate’s holding company should pay $112m in back-taxes and interest. The High Court at Auckland today heard the opening exchanges of a long-brewing dispute between the Commissioner of […]

Matt Nippert: Putting NZ journalism in the global loop

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By Colin Peacock Mediawatch From Scoop The reporter who won the big prize at last week’s Voyager Media Awards says the biggest stories in the world these days are often cracked by reporters working across borders. He wants to put New Zealand investigative journalism into the international frame. But how would that work? When the […]

Star West Indies bowler is suspended by International Cricket Council

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life West Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton was recently suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket. The 25-year-old Guyanese was reported for a suspect bowling action following the second One-Day International against New Zealand in Christchurch last December. He has now failed a recent independent […]

Taupo supervolcano eruption study: Just how much time will we get?

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By Jamie Morton From New Zealand Herald A new US study has used previous eruptions at Taupo to suggest catastrophic “supervolcano” blows would be signalled far in advance. But New Zealand volcanologists have questioned the way the US researchers came to their findings, just published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, and argue the huge […]