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One of New Zealand's First Weed Growers Could Be Their First Saint

In 1926, the funeral for a 91-year-old Catholic nun brought downtown Wellington to a standstill: Boulcott Street thronged with mourners, every available vantage point claimed in an effort to glimpse the funeral carriage. French-born Suzanne Aubert had spent more than 60 years in New Zealand caring f

VICE - 2017-11-22 03:31:40

New Zealand PM to take part in nationwide Secret Santa

If you're negotiating the office politics of Secret Santa spare a thought for the New Zealander who draws the country's new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern tweeted to confirm she is among almost 4,000 people across New Zealand who have signed up to take part in a nationwide Secret Santa. F

BBC - 2017-11-22 13:27:14

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joins in nationwide Secret Santa

New Zealand's prime minister will help spread Christmas joy to one lucky stranger this year after signing up for a nationwide Secret Santa. Jacinda Ardern, the 37-year-old who became the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years in October, tweeted: "So you may have noticed I don't tweet especi

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-22 09:53:00

'Impossible' New Zealand maths exam even flummoxes teachers

A New Zealand maths exam for high school students has been criticised as "impossible" with even the brightest students left despondent and in tears at the difficulty of the questions. New Zealand year 11 students sat the maths exams on Monday and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority has since re

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-22 03:43:23

ClipperCreek, Inc. Announces Charging Stations Now Available for Purchase Through Local Reseller in Australia and New Zealand

Worksafe and RCM Certification complete; partnership with EVolution AU brings industry leading charging station hardware with superior local service and customer support. AUBURN, Calif., Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After a joint effort to complete local safety certification, ClipperCreek and Evolu

CNBC - 2017-11-22 13:40:00

Air New Zealand, Swiss travel platform Winding Tree in blockchain tie-up (AIR)

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-22 20:32:03

Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert ruled out of Wales fixture against New Zealand

Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert have been released from the Wales squad due to injury ahead of this weekend's fixture against the All Blacks in Cardiff. Saracens full-back Williams suffered an abdominal injury and Cuthbert a calf injury during the 13-6 win over Georgia last weekend. "At this stage

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-21 12:22:00

Foreign ownership of housing - how do Australia and New Zealand compare?

Australia got in first with restrictions on foreign investors in housing, but Jacinda Arden's new government plans to go further. Daniel Munoz/AAP Foreign national ownership of property is a growing concern for many countries, including New Zealand and Australia. From 2018, New Zealand is banning f

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-11-21 19:57:49

Intelsat wins renewal from TV Plus for Australia/New Zealand

Intelsat (NYSE:I) has secured a multi-year renewal deal from TV Plus, a direct-to-home TV provider serving Australia and New Zealand. TV Plus has re-committed to use Ku-band services on Intelsat 19 in the region. That satellite reaches more than 37M pay TV subscribers. The two have been partnered fo

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-11-21 04:01:56

Sir Ben Ainslie won over by Team New Zealand's 75ft foiling monohull

Emirates Team New Zealand's concept drawings for the next America's Cup boat - a 75ft foiling monohull - have drawn lavish praise from rival teams, with Sir Ben Ainslie describing it as a "truly high-performance boat" which will be "as quick as or quicker than the foiling catamarans raced in the las

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-21 18:57:00

NZ minister orders probe into 'impossible' maths exam

New Zealand's education minister has ordered an investigation into an examination paper which reportedly reduced students to tears. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 1 maths exam was held on Monday, and is the standard secondary school qualification in New Zealand. How

BBC - 2017-11-21 11:12:51

BBC Sport - Wales v New Zealand: All Blacks still have X-factor - Gatland

Wales coach Warren Gatland says New Zealand showed in their win over Scotland that they still possess the X-factor. Gatland's side host the All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland says New Zealand showed in their win over Scotland that they still possess the X-factor. Gatland's

BBC - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

Sorry Australia, You're Not Getting Free Uni Education in New Zealand

Welcome to the reign of Jacinda Adern. New Zealand's new Prime Minister has announced that no longer will Australians be able to automatically get subsidised university education across the Tasman. Instead, we will need to have lived within New Zealand for three years in order to skirt paying intern

VICE - 2017-11-21 22:29:08

America's Cup Race Gets A Radical New Single-Hulled Boat

Emirates Team New Zealand, who took home the America's Cup after swiping it from Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in a duel of foiling catamarans off Bermuda this summer - has re-invented the boat that will next compete for the trophy. After its win in June, Team New Zealand announced three months la

NPR - 2017-11-21 11:36:00

New Zealand squad hit with another outbreak of mumps

New Zealand have been hit by a second outbreak of mumps on their European tour but are confident it has been contained before their final match against Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. The flanker Ardie Savea is in isolation in the team's Cardiff hotel after being diagnosed with the vi

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-21 17:58:36

UPDATE 2-New Zealand's Fonterra's churns out more milk in Oct, could drag on dairy prices

* Dairy group Fonterra says Oct milk output up 3 pct yr-on-yr * Supply-growth could weigh on international dairy prices -analyst * Global dairy auction takes place early on Wednesday * Fonterra says Sept shipments to China up over 30 pct yr-on-yr (Adds analyst comment, outlook for global dairy pr

REUTERS - 2017-11-21 01:58:59

NZX boosts efforts to lure listings as software star Xero spurns New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's stock exchange NZX has set up a specialist team to generate new public offerings and to target overseas businesses as it faces a dearth of listings and the loss of Xero, its star player. Investors were already fretting about the lack of new listings and weak liq

REUTERS - 2017-11-21 04:37:38

Charles Manson crawled from the Summer of Love to descend into Helter Skelter murders

He could have been just another grifter. When Charles Manson rolled into California from Appalachia in 1955 in a stolen Mercury, his big ambition was to be a pimp. In prison at Terminal Island for trying to cash a forged $43 check, he talked tradecraft with the veteran pimps inside, dabbled in Scien


Jacinda Ardern or Trudeau's wife? New Zealand PM regrets 'yarn' about Trump

As reports circulate that Donald Trump may have been confused about Ardern's identity, she says she won't share backstage stories again Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has expressed regret over gossiping about a meeting with Donald Trump after it was report


The best Black Friday travel deals of 2017

Thanksgiving is upon us - which can only mean that Black Friday isn't far behind. Comparable to Boxing Day sales, the American tradition has made its way across the Atlantic and has infiltrated our shores. But it's not just TV sets and toys you can get bargain deals on - there are some brilliant tra