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Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth

Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth

By Josh Wolford June 20, 2014

As it turns out, giant, falling internet balloons kind of resemble a crashing plane. Emergency responders (including a rescue helicopter!) were called to an area in New Zealand’s South Island Friday morning after reports of a plane crash. But when …

Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the …

Margot Robbie Wows on Empire Awards Red Carpet

Margot Robbie wowed onlookers at the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards on Sunday with an eye-catching scarlet jumpsuit. Robbie accessorized the off-the-shoulder, flared-leg number with minimal jewelry and makeup, a simple black belt, and black peep-toe heels. She wore her newly-brunette …

Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde's "Royals" Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde's "Royals"

Well, Lorde’s popular song “Royals” has been covered by all sorts of choruses and Acapella groups, but it is quite an honor for the young singer to be covered by “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen. The song became an instant hit …

Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless? Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless?

Vitamin D Supplements have been found practically useless in a new study out of New Zealand which flies in the face of everything that we have been told. Vitamin D has been thought helpful in the prevention of many diseases …

Dotcom Raid Warrants Legal, Rules Appeals Court Dotcom Raid Warrants Legal, Rules Appeals Court

The Court of Appeal of New Zealand this week ruled that the warrants executed by police in the January 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion were legal. This is despite the fact that the Court of Appeal admitted the warrants …

Obama Hawaii: Back to Reality Today Obama Hawaii: Back to Reality Today
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President Obama comes back to cold and blustery D.C. after two weeks in his hometown Hawaii. As the country watched his hair go from black to almost white in the past five years, the Associated Press tell us that the …

James Cameron Taking ‘Avatar’ Sequels to New Zealand James Cameron Taking ‘Avatar’ Sequels to New Zealand

Director James Cameron has confirmed that three sequels to his ‘Avatar’ blockbuster will be produced in New Zealand, beginning in 2015. New Zealand, the Polynesian country where Peter Jackson filmed his ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ trilogies, has agreed …

Biker Straps GoPro Onto Ram, Gets Clobbered Biker Straps GoPro Onto Ram, Gets Clobbered

Nelson, New Zealand dirt-bike enthusiast Budd Hanz recently uploaded a video of a ram attacking him head-on during a ride. Hanz recounts his encounter: I was riding my trail bike up a hill when I came across this grumpy old …

Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award

The Man Booker Prize of 2013 was awarded to Eleanor Catton. Catton is a lives in New Zealand, and only 28 years old. She was born in Canada, but moved to New Zealand at the age of 6. This makes …

Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live

Last month, Kickstarter announced that they would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand – but didn’t give an exact timeframe for the launch. Wonder no more, today the company says that people in those regions …

New 3-Cat Limit in Effect in New Zealand District New 3-Cat Limit in Effect in New Zealand District

A new ordinance in the Rangitikei District of New Zealand is limiting pet owners to three cats per household. The new new feline bylaw was put into place after the district council received too many complaints concerning noise and odor …

Man Seeks Asylum in New Zealand As a Climate Refugee Man Seeks Asylum in New Zealand As a Climate Refugee

A citizen of tiny island nation Kiribati, who is now facing deportation from New Zealand, is seeking asylum as a “climate refugee,” as global warming is severely affecting his native soil. The 37-year-old and his wife emigrated to Middle Earth …

Taylor Swift's Red Tour Makes Records Taylor Swift's Red Tour Makes Records
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We just heard about pop diva, P!nk’s tour success (her recent tour stop of Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena marked the 18th sold out performance) but is she the only one breaking records this week? Nope. Leave it to genre bouncing …

Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup Oracle Team USA Wins America's Cup

Team leader Jimmy Spithill and his mates aboard Oracle Team USA trounced Dean Barker’s Emirates Team New Zealand to win America’s cup today, it was reported by Associated Press. In what was fated to be a stunning loss for information …

America’s Cup: Team Oracle Still Alive America’s Cup: Team Oracle Still Alive

Eleven days ago, Oracle Team USA was losing to Emirates Team New Zealand by a score of 6-0. At that point, Oracle Team skipper Jimmy Spithill stated that New Zealand had “almost got it in the bag.” Spithill still had …

America’s Cup: New Zealand Three Races from Victory America’s Cup: New Zealand Three Races from Victory

Following two crushing defeats for Oracle Team, representing the United States, Emigrates Team of New Zealand is now only 3 races from victory in the America’s Cup. New Zealand was able to win the Race 6 by a margin of …