October 21, 2019

The new drug highway: Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom

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By Kate Lyons in Nadi, Fiji From The Guardian UK Explosion in number of boats carrying cocaine and meth from Latin America to Australia is causing havoc for islands on the way It is the drug route you’ve never heard of: a multi-billion dollar operation involving cocaine and methamphetamines being packed into the hulls of […]

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons

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From BBC New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a lone gunman. Ms Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place […]

NZ Secret Santa

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New Zealand’s nationwide Secret Santa is rather adorable BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable It seems like if there’s anywhere to be in the world, it’d be in New Zealand. These holidays, New Zealanders are set to again participate in a nationwide Secret Santa, organised by the country’s postal service, NZ Post. For those unfamiliar with […]

NZ scientist lands trip to Branson’s island

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By Vaimoana Tapaleao From New Zealand Herald Michelle Dickinson has been on Necker Island in the Caribbean with billionaire Sir Richard Branson. A young Kiwi scientist has spent the past few days playing chess with Richard Branson on his private island and being served lunch in the pool via a sushi boat. But Michelle Dickinson […]