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21

Mar

Endangered bird hatches from egg held together with glue, tape
From repairing crushed eggs to developing alluring perfumes that encourage breeding, conservationists are determined to save New Zealand’s rare kakapo.

Why go to this much trouble? You won’t believe how hard these birds are to save.

17

Jan

New Zealand’s tallest mountain shrinks by 100 feetA 1991 avalanche at its summit continues to cause ice erosion, leading to the mountain losing a bit off the top.

New Zealand’s tallest mountain shrinks by 100 feet
A 1991 avalanche at its summit continues to cause ice erosion, leading to the mountain losing a bit off the top.

03

Oct

Climate ‘refugee’ seeks asylum in New ZealandA man from Kiribati says rising sea levels forced his family to flee for higher ground. Could their plight foreshadow a future inundated with climate-change castaways?

Climate ‘refugee’ seeks asylum in New Zealand
A man from Kiribati says rising sea levels forced his family to flee for higher ground. Could their plight foreshadow a future inundated with climate-change castaways?

13

Aug

New Zealand threatens to deport obese chefA 50-year-old, 286-pound South African man working as a chef in New Zealand faces deportation because he is obese, according to reports. Albert Buitenhuis has lived in New Zealand for six years. He has lost more than 60 pounds and lowered his blood pressure since he entered the country, but New Zealand authorities now say they may not renew his work visa because he could pose too big a cost to the country’s healthcare system, which is free to all permanent residents.Read more.

New Zealand threatens to deport obese chef
A 50-year-old, 286-pound South African man working as a chef in New Zealand faces deportation because he is obese, according to reports.
 
Albert Buitenhuis has lived in New Zealand for six years. He has lost more than 60 pounds and lowered his blood pressure since he entered the country, but New Zealand authorities now say they may not renew his work visa because he could pose too big a cost to the country’s healthcare system, which is free to all permanent residents.
Read more.

12

Aug

Cardboard Cathedral opens after ungodly delayAt long last, a transitional structure to replace Christchurch, New Zealand’s earthquake-ravaged Anglican cathedral is open for worship. And you’ll never guess what it’s made of.

Cardboard Cathedral opens after ungodly delay
At long last, a transitional structure to replace Christchurch, New Zealand’s earthquake-ravaged Anglican cathedral is open for worship. And you’ll never guess what it’s made of.

11

Aug

New Zealand great white sharks take ‘tropical holidays’Scientists found that the sharks regularly set off for destinations such as Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu in mid-winter.

New Zealand great white sharks take ‘tropical holidays’
Scientists found that the sharks regularly set off for destinations such as Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu in mid-winter.

22

Jun

See stunning photos from the world’s clearest lakeVisibility in the lake stretches up to nearly 260 feet, essentially the same visibility as that of distilled water.

See stunning photos from the world’s clearest lake
Visibility in the lake stretches up to nearly 260 feet, essentially the same visibility as that of distilled water.

01

Feb


 Truck will simulate earthquakes in New Zealand to help construct safer buildings  



Christchurch, NZ was slammed by a wave of earthquakes in 2011, which demolished buildings and claimed over 100 lives.
Christchurch, NZ was slammed by a wave of earthquakes in 2011, which demolished buildings and claimed over 100 lives.

22

Jan

laurajmoss:



In the strangest and saddest news of the day…

Prominent economist calls to quash cats in New Zealand 



Gareth Morgan gets the fur flying with his campaign to eradicate cats and to create indoor-only regulations.

I mean, really. Who doesn’t like cats? This is freaking adorable, am I right?

laurajmoss:

In the strangest and saddest news of the day…

Gareth Morgan gets the fur flying with his campaign to eradicate cats and to create indoor-only regulations.
I mean, really. Who doesn’t like cats? This is freaking adorable, am I right?

23

Aug

Tiny exotic snail invades EarthNew Zealand mudsnail rapidly reproduces and is adept at survival, but is now considered invasive species.

Tiny exotic snail invades Earth
New Zealand mudsnail rapidly reproduces and is adept at survival, but is now considered invasive species.