June 17, 2021

Chilling video shows what happens the moment a massive volcano eruption strikes a major city – but is everything as it seems?

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By Ben Hill From Daily Mail Australia Video showing the mass destruction an undersea super volcano would bring The video was created as part of research into the effects on volcanos in NZ Chilling footage shows massive explosion before a huge wave hits the coast A video has been created showing the mass destruction an […]

Amber Heard serves sweet, sweet revenge on politician who kicked her dogs out of Australia

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Some, well specifically Amber Heard, might just call it a classic case of karma. The actress fired off a tweet on Tuesday aimed at Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, offering to send him a crate of “New Zealand’s finest kiwifruit” to comfort him in his hour of need. “Assuming […]

This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Researchers regularly remind us that the world’s oceans are still hiding some truly remarkable secrets, but when we imagine new species of ocean life it’s usually tucked away in the crushing depths, or so tiny that we somehow didn’t notice it up until now. An all-new species of ocean sunfish […]

$340mn gold seam discovered on ‘sacred’ NZ mountain, activists form human chain to stop mining

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From RT A newly-discovered seam of gold on New Zealand’s North Island has sparked a bitter stand-off between a mining company and environmental activists. Locals are concerned about the impact the mining will have on their “sacred” mountain. New Talisman Gold Mines announced that it had discovered the 8,500kg (18,739 lbs) seam at its Dubbo […]

Destinations of the week

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Five Must-See Destinations to Visit Now By John Mannelly From Royal Caribbean These places are all true essentials for travelers, and you can cruise to every one of them. Even if you’ve already got a lengthy travel bucket list, there are five destinations you have to add. The best part? You can easily catch a […]

Equiom enters US market via Guernsey acquisition

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by LC From Isle of Man Equiom has announced the acquisition of Virtus Trust Group, a Guernsey headquartered trust and corporate services provider with a diverse international client base and a presence in the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, UK and the USA, where they have a US public trustee licence in the state of South […]

Lorde speaks about how synesthesia helped her write ‘Melodrama’

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BY JERICO MANDYBUR From Mashable Who knew “Green Light” was so literal? Unless you’re a loyal fan, you might not realise that New Zealand musician and young genius Lorde has synesthesia. But she does. And it informs her songwriting more than you might think. The 20-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor has sound-to-colour synesthesia, otherwise known as chromesthesia. […]

Spiders coat entire field in glistening, terrifying ‘bum parachute’ webs

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable If the sight of spiders freaks you out, well, just cast your eyes on this massive 30-metre (30 yard) cobweb that was found by Tracey Maris and her daughter on a field in Tauranga, New Zealand on Sunday. “We were down below the newly-made tsunami evacuation mound on our local […]

A River In New Zealand now has the same rights as a person

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By Katherine Biek From WPTV West Palm Beach The Whanganui River is the third-longest river in New Zealand. And, as of Wednesday, it’s a legal person. Yep, I said “person.” If you’re really confused, you aren’t alone. Since the 1870s, a Maori tribe living along the river has petitioned New Zealand’s parliament to recognize its relationship […]

St. Maarten: Airport to host airlift conference

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From Bearing Point Caribbean AIRPORT–Twenty-six speakers from twenty countries and 22 nationalities will gather in St. Maarten for the second annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference June 13-15. “Airlift is a common denominator of the aviation and tourism industries that determines the strength of a country’s economy. Even more reason to get all stakeholders together to […]