All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New Zealand’

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 faith in his team, though: “Imagine if these guys lost from here, what an upset that would be. That would …

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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 47 seconds and Race 7 by a margin of 1 minute and 6 seconds, giving the Kiwis a 6-0 edge …

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Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’

Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very near future.” Kickstarter currently operates in the US and the UK. Entrepreneurs in Canada are able to start building their …

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Jetpack Gets A License To Fly In New Zealand

Jetpacks are amazing. They’re also a disaster waiting to happen, but surely we can ignore the potential pitfalls of strapping a rocket to our backs in the name of science. Unfortunately, regulatory bodies around the world generally don’t agree with that line of thinking, but one company has somehow managed to make New Zealand change its tune. The Martin Aircraft …

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Microsoft Launches Bing Ads In Australia, New Zealand

Microsoft announced on Monday that Bing Ads are now available in Australia and New Zealand. The company announced their pending arrival back in April. Earlier this month, Microsoft released some stats about Bing Ads and the Yahoo Bing Network. The network has 159 million unique searchers, 51 million of which don’t use Google, the company said. That was with the …

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New Zealand Hit By 6.5 Earthquake

New Zealand, which has been experiencing a rash of earthquakes in recent days, was hit by the largest so far Sunday. The quake, which occurred around midnight eastern time, was at first reported as registering at 6.9, but that figure was later changed to 6.5. Quakes of 5.8 and 5.7 rocked the small country earlier in the weekend, but the …

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Lucy Lawless To Star In “Chicago” Under Brooke Shields

Lucy Lawless is more than just a warrior princess, as she’s about to prove with a 3-day run of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl. The production will have an all-star cast–including “True Blood” actor Stephen Moyer and comedian Drew Carey–and is to be directed by Brooke Shields, who has experience with the show on Broadway. Lawless says that being asked …

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Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test

Google announced its latest “moonshot” with Project Loon. Google is launching balloons into the air to provide Internet connectivity to more people. You can read more about the initiative and the technology behind it here, but the company is beginning with a pilot test in New Zealand. From the look of it, the concept is already working. Google shared this …

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105-Year Old Driver Oldest Man Behind The Wheel

A New Zealand man is still driving despite already celebrating a century on Earth, and he’s the oldest man in his country to do so. Bob Edwards got his first drivers license when he was 17 in 1925, and he learned on a French-made car that didn’t have a steering wheel, but rather a lever. He’s one of the oldest …

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Banned Baby Names List Emerges in New Zealand

Naming a child is a difficult decision for expecting parents, but some don’t take it as seriously as others. Take, for instance, the New Zealand parents who lost custody of their daughter after naming her Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii. In light of that incident and others, the country has now expanded its banned names list to include a …

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Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love

Google has begun to show a doodle honoring Ella Fitzgerald on its homepage in regions where the date has already changed to April 25th. Thursday would have been her 96th birthday. This excludes Australia and New Zealand, as Google chooses to honor Anzac Day instead, with a small flower image: Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in these …

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Baby Left With Note in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Shopping with children is certainly high up on the list of stressful activities for parents. The alternative of leaving the baby alone is not a real option, but a woman in New Zealand decided this weekend that it was. The New Zealand Herald is reporting that a mother left her baby alone in a car in the parking lot of …

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