All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New Zealand’

Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde’s “Royals” In New Zealand [Video]

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 last summer, and continued to be played over and over on the radio, gaining enough attention to earn the 17-year-old …

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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 and ailments such as heart attack, stroke, and even depression. However, the new study finds that Vitamin D in supplement …

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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 contained “defects,” which they held should not nullify the documents as a whole. This decision reversed a High Court ruling …

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Obama Hawaii: Back to Reality Today

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 Obama leaves from his longest vacation since his presidency today. In the last two weeks, the Obama family has spent …

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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 to a 25% rebate for the production, in a joint venture with Twentieth Century Fox and Cameron’s own Lightstorm Entertainment. …

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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 ram with huge horns, It charged my bike then started attacking me, surprisingly powerful animal. I Couldn’t turn my bike …

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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 her the youngest author to ever win the award, which is the highest literary honor to receive in Great Britain. …

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Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building

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 can start building their projects today. Note that this is simply the kickoff – the project building time. Kickstarter says …

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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 in the area. The new plan won’t force people to register their cats, like they have to do with their …

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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 six years ago, and have had 3 children in the interim. The man’s lawyer, Michael Kidd, plans to take the …

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Taylor Swift Makes Touring Records

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 musician, America’s sweetheart, Miss Taylor Swift to also come out on top. Known for her country prowess, Swift lands among …

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Oracle Team USA Trounces New Zealand to Win 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 technology billionaire Larry Ellison’s cynosure, the two 72-foot, space-age catamarans made an all out effort to sprint around San Francisco …

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