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New Zealand women and babies are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency, and the risk is even greater for those living in the South Island, researchers say. Research from the University of Otago shows that woman and their babies are at a greater risk of vitamin D deficiency and that current health guidelines ...
"Space is now open for business," the American-New Zealand company Rocket Lab said. Though the launch was only a test, Rocket Lab managed to launch three satellites into orbit for tracking shipping, weather and imaging. It has been able to lower the cost of rocket launches because the payload is now ...

A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an earth imaging and two other ...
New Zealand soldiers were first filmed in the trenches at Gallipoli in 1915 (where they were mistakenly called Australian in the inter-titles) by British amateur filmmaker Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, but it wasn't until 1917, when experienced filmmaker and editor Henry Armytage Sanders was appointed as New ...
This week, the portrait match feature on Google's arts & culture app was made available to New Zealanders. Kiwis can now find their art history twin. The app uses facial recognition technology to match user selfies with portraits from museums around the world. Many Kiwis found their art history ...
"mercury's mission is energy freedom for New Zealand and New Zealanders, such as offering new choices in the ways that sustainable energy services are provided. Technologies like battery storage have the potential to complement our country's energy system as it supports moves towards greater ...

A New Zealand school experiment to prove the six degrees of separation theory has outdone itself by getting 18 letters hand-delivered to the prime minister using only personal contacts. Jacinda Ardern posted a picture of one of the letters she has received via the experiment, which found its way to her by ...
The Labour-led government's offer to take 150 asylum seekers is being blamed for an escalation in people-smuggling operations with New Zealand being marketed as a "back door" into Australia. The Australian is reporting fears the latest Manus Island resettlement offer has sparked an increase in "chatter" in recent months ...
"I cannot be expected to accept all the losses to myself and my family as a result of the action of the New Zealand government," he told the BBC. "This should never have happened and they should have known better. And because they made a malicious mistake, there is now a damages case to be ...
A national research project will look into whether people are fleeing the regions to head to big cities in New Zealand. The researchers want to challenge the stories of an Aotearoa littered with "zombie towns", and they've picked Timaru to attempt to prove the Economists wrong. Roughly 40,000 people call ...
Tauranga has out-ranked Auckland as New Zealand's most unaffordable city, according to a major global study out today which showed Auckland's improving affordability meant the city moved from the world's fourth to the ninth most expensive city to buy a house out of 92 major city markets. The annual ...
She was in New Zealand on a working holiday and her killer, Jahche Broughton, was 14 at the time. He was sentenced to life in prison and will not be eligible for parole for another two-and-a-half years. Her father, Brian Aim, said he did not want Broughton to be released. "If it had just been one random act ...
New Zealand's housing market is booming with prices climbing ever higher at odds with estimates and seemingly re-affirming the country's decision to ban foreign buyers who are viewed as the cause of the hot market. The number of properties on the market has increased, reports Mansion Global, to more ...
Johnson Naviti has been appointed to the role, after previously being the director general to the prime minister's office and serving in the Pacific islands Forum Secretariat from 2002 to 2014. President Moses said the relationship between Vanuatu and New Zealand is a strong one, and called on Mr Naviti to ...
New Zealand has joined the list of spacefaring nations, courtesy of a US-Kiwi startup called Rocket Lab. Founded in New Zealand by CEO/CTO Peter Beck, the company has spent 12 years developing a launch capability for on cubesat-sized payloads up to 150 kg for not many millions of dollars. In May last ...
New Zealand's Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern. Photo: AP. And the answer is yes, yes, a glorious yes. Plus, we've organised playgroup* for baby Ardern. (Clarke, you can have the middle name.) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is about to do something women do every day. Have a baby.
Tauranga has out-ranked Auckland as New Zealand's most unaffordable city to buy a new home, according to a major global study. The annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey released today showed Tauranga was the most expensive city to buy a home in New Zealand, ahead of Auckland.

The site The Rising Tide occupies in Mt Maunganui was formerly a destination in its own right as Brewers Bar, one of the main stops on the annual summer rock 'n' roll circuit. These days the expanded space is home to Johney's Dumpling House and Mount Brewing Co, and serves 32 New Zealand made ...
Meanwhile, the poorest 1.4 million people (30 per cent of the population), got barely 1 per cent -- $1.5b -- of all the wealth created in 2017. Credit Suisse data showed wealth grew by $148b in New Zealand in 2017 to a total $1.597 trillion from $1.449t in 2016. These figures were released by Oxfam today, ...
Parker's persistence at investigating a land-based option at Wynyard Point is at odds with Auckland Council and Team New Zealand, which agreed last month to go with the Wynyard Basin option for a cluster of bases on a 75m extension to Halsey Wharf, a 75m extension to Hobson wharf, and on the ...
Salinger had downloaded the climate data from Niwa's seven stations which were used to calculate New Zealand's average temperature. The stations are located at Auckland Airport, Kelburn in Wellington, Masterton Airport, Hokitika Airport, Nelson, Lincoln near Christchurch and Musselburgh, Dunedin. With 10 days left in ...
In this photo provided by Rocket Lab, Electron rocket carrying only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), lifts off from the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island's east coast. The rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial ...
While the site has been radiocarbon-dated to the early 1300s, its age could also be deduced from of the thousands of moa and other bird, fish and sea mammal bones. Moa went extinct within 100 years of humans arriving here. The people of Wairau Bar were among the very first inhabitants of New Zealand ...
A group of army drivers have left New Zealand to brave the Antarctic cold to unload a year's worth of supplies for scientists. ... Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the mission was another example of how the NZDF was making a tangible contribution to Antarctic science.
Internet piracy accused Kim Dotcom says he is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars, accusing it of unlawfully enabling the destruction of his Megaupload filesharing website business. Kim Dotcom speaks to ONE News. Source: 1 NEWS. Today, the sixth anniversary of the raid on his Coatesville mansion ...
New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are routinely ...
New Zealand's housing market ended 2017 on an upswing, according to a report Thursday by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Median prices rose across the nation's two islands to NZ$550,000 (US$400,455) from NZ$520,000 (US$378,612) in December 2016, an increase of 5.8%. In Auckland ...
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 15 runs in the fifth one-day international in Wellington on Friday to complete a rare series whitewash over the tourists. Set a target of 272, Pakistan were all out for 256 with one over remaining. It is only the third time Pakistan have been on the wrong end of a 5-0 ODI clean ...
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand skipper, says that the feeling of blanking an opposition 5-0 is great. Opines that the opponents gave tough fights and none of the wins were easy. About the wickets, he says they were on the slower side and that's where the Pakistan bowlers made life difficult for them.
The new Hawaiki internet fibre cable will connect New Zealand and the Pacific islands to the United States and Australia. Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran said it was an exciting development for the country. The 15,000 kilometre fibre-optic cable would give New ...
This video also appears in: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child · January 19, 2018'I'll be a prime minister and a mum': Announcement prompts outpouring of support. More News Videos. Is the Clontarf sea wall restricting your view? 0:43 Is the Clontarf sea wall restricting ...
Past disturbances among detainees at the Australian-run detention center were fueled by fear and frustration. New Zealand has said it would grant asylum to 150 of the men, reiterating an offer first made in 2013. It is, however, a proposal Australia has rejected. Since World War II, New Zealand has resettled ...
Telling your boss you're pregnant can be harrowing at the best of times. Imagine doing it when you have more than 4 million bosses. That's what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did on Friday by announcing she and her partner Clarke Gayford were expecting their first child. She will take six ...
Research on 25 to 29-year-olds published in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that cancer survival rates have not improved as much for that group over the past two decades compared with children and older people. The study looked at all the 1500 young people diagnosed with cancer between ...
Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor put on a 112-run partnership to guide New Zealand through the middle overs and steer them to 271 on a tricky surface in Wellington. Guptill scored a hundred - the thirteenth of his ODI career, while Taylor recorded his 58th 50-plus score, surpassing the record for a New ...
That's significantly more than the purchase price of the average family home in many parts of the country. "The index also debunks the myth, a state education is a free education, with the latest figures showing New Zealand families could spend on average $38,227 per child on a so-called free education.".
Amazon's Echo devices will be released in Australia and New Zealand in early February. Customers can preorder an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus online from today and the devices are expected to ship early next month. The devices will also be available to buy directly from major retailers in early ...
New Zealand has been ranked poorly in a new report on electoral freedom - but it's causing controversy over its methodology. The private pro-market group Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty conducted its "ambitious research project" for its World Electoral Freedom Index 2018 study. There were ...
At 37, Ardern became New Zealand's youngest female Prime Minister in October after the left-wing Labour Party threw its support behind her. A former DJ and a lapsed Mormon, Ardern is the closest thing New Zealand has had to a rock-star politician in years, attracting mass crowds to rallies and enjoying ...
The summer party is over for New Zealand as a heavy deluge hits on Thursday. Most of the country faces a soaking, with rain forecast for both islands. It's time to break out the umbrella in Auckland, after MetService put a severe weather warning in place. Heavy rain is expected for Northland and Auckland, ...
In October 1981, queen Elizabeth II made a royal visit to the city of Dunedin in New Zealand's south. The otherwise uneventful trip ended up becoming the subject of a bizarre assassination attempt, when a teenager fired a single shot from a .22 calibre rifle at the Queen's procession. The incident is now the ...
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage wants a review into the Waste Minimisation Act, which was created in 2008 to reduce the amount of harmful waste created and disposed of in New Zealand. New Zealanders currently generate about 734kg of waste each per year. That amount has increased ...
Swedish-founded furniture company Ikea may have New Zealand on its radar as a prospect for a store, though the outlet is so far remaining coy on the idea publicly. ... Chris Wilkinson, of First Retail Group, told Fairfax recent news that Ikea was considering a shift to smaller stores could be good news for New Zealand.
A marine heatwave has led to New Zealand's coastal waters jumping 2-4 degrees warmer than a year ago. Surfer footprints on sandy beach with green waves breaking at Wainui Beach, Gisborne, New. Waves (file picture). Source: istock.com. The South Island has seen the most drastic change with some waters recording a ...
Tiritiri Matangi - a 75-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland - is one of several offshore islands that New Zealand has turned into sanctuaries for its native birds. Some of these are essentially closed to all but the Department of conservation and scientists, but Tiritiri Matangi is kept open to visitors in an ...
"Most New Zealand houses come in one shape and size, which is about two trailer homes side by side. There are no second floors in your homes. Many of your more rural homes are identical to those in West Virginia. They are almost purposely anti-architectural. (the homes are actually extremely comfy ...
New Zealand started with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over defending champions Windies while Afghanistan pulled off a five-wicket win over Pakistan on the opening day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup today. Number three batsman Finn Allen, a second-timer at the U19 CWC, was the star for the ...
John Rawcliffe from the Manuka honey Appellation Society - which wants to stop honey that was not produced in New Zealand from being labelled as 'mānuka' - said the Australians were simply trying to cash in on New Zealand's good name. "Our point of view is quite clear to Australia: 'Look, you've got ...
A deep low pressure system moving over New Zealand is also expected to bring rain and wind across most parts of the country this week. Auckland and the upper North Island can expert a fine and cloudy start, but showers, possibly heavy this afternoon and evening is expected to hit Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Waitomo.
"On average, around five children in New Zealand die from driveway run-overs every year and sadly, it is often a family member who is behind the wheel. Toddlers who are out exploring are particularly at risk." Housing NZ tenant Jo Jackson, who has five children, said Housing NZ put in a fence and gate ...


 

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