All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New Zealand’

Kelly McGarry, Pro Mountain Biker, Honored With Video Tribute After Shocking Death

Kelly McGarry was well-known to those who love the sport of mountain biking. Of course, Kelly McGarry was the star of many a heart-pounding GoPro video showcasing his skills on scary mountain trails. But, Kelly McGarry was also “easy-going, hilarious and approachable” and “a positive role model for kids”, according to a new video posted in his honor. Kelly McGarry …

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Netflix Is Now Live in Australia and New Zealand

It’s still Monday morning for most of us in the West, but it’s already Tuesday, March 24 down under. That means it’s officially Netflix launch day in Australia and New Zealand. It's time. http://t.co/EbBvY6jnT8 #NetflixDownUnder https://t.co/ewSXn2xsCf — Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) March 23, 2015 G'day! #Netflix is officially available "Down Under!"AUS and NZ fans follow @NetflixANZ for updates #NetflixDownUnder — Netflix US …

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Netflix Hits Australia, New Zealand March 24

We’ve known Netflix was readying its launch in Australia and New Zealand with March in mind, and today the company has announced a specific date. Netflix will land in Australia and New Zealand on March 24. “Many Aussies and Kiwis have heard a lot about Netflix over the years, and we’re excited they’ll get to experience our unique blend of …

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Michael Fassbender Dating Co-star Alicia Vikander

X-Men: Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender is reportedly dating his The Light Between Oceans co-star Alicia Vikander. The two had filmed parts of The Light Between Oceans in Australia. Fassbender, 37, was photographed with the 26-year-old Swedish actress at Bondi Beach in Sydney. German-born Fassbender went surfing, and then joined Vikander on shore for a meal. The Light …

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Netflix Readies Australia, New Zealand Launch

Netflix announced that it will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March. The launch has been anticipated for a long time, but in recent weeks, we’ve seen talk of its inevitability ramp up. Now it’s official. Netflix said in its announcement: Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a …

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Lydia Ko Sets “Youngest LPGA Rookie Of The Year” Record

Lydia Ko, at 17 years of age, has managed to become the LPGA’s youngest Rookie of The Year. Ko managed to clinch the point-based award while still having three tournaments left in her schedule. The New Zealand native managed to keep an impressive record with two wins, two runner-up finishes, and nine other finishes in the top 10. The last …

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

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 they found the site of the ‘wreckage,’ it wasn’t really wreckage at all. It was just a bog ol’, partially-deflated …

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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty for Information

In January 2012, New Zealand police arrested internet icon Kim Dotcom due to claims from the United States that Dotcom had used his website to host pirated files, costing the music and movie industries more than $500 million in assets. While Dotcom awaits his subsequent trial and sentencing, he has ventured to the internet in order to ask for much …

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Janelle Monae Ill, Tour With Kimbra Cancelled

Janelle Monae and Kimbra’s Golden Electric Tour is over. The remaining dates on the tour were cancelled via an announcement from Live Nation, citing Monae’s illness as the reason for the cancellation. The singer became ill upon her arrival in Australia and was rendered unable to perform. The ‘Electric Lady’ R&B artist is under strict medical supervision in Melbourne, Australia, …

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Nigella Lawson Granted Visa to New Zealand

Nigella Lawson was denied entry into the United States from London earlier this month. Now New Zealand has granted her a visa to enter that country. Lawson was supposed to work in L.A on the cooking show The Taste, but because of her recent admission of drug use she was denied entry–or so it is believed. U.S. officials have declined …

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Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Second Child?

Is the Duchess of Cambridge expecting her second child? Hubby Prince William rather alluded to a second pregnancy while chatting with Cynthia Read–a former Brit who emigrated to New Zealand a few years ago. Read knitted a merino wool shawl for Prince George which was New Zealand’s official gift to the baby when he was born eight months ago. “You …

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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 highly contagious disease, which has also cancelled flights and interrupted court proceedings. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the outermost layer …

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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 hair in loose waves. However, her show-stealing appearance was only one part of Robbie’s success at the London awards ceremony. …

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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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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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