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A Huffington Post Article I Actually Enjoyed! The Guy Who Wants to Rid NZ of Cats!

It’s about some guy in New Zealand who wants to rid the island of cats!   Brilliant!  Can he move here?  (Don’t beat me Steph). Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten … Continue reading

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Oh Please, Like There’s a Difference Between Australia and New Zealand!

It seems I’ve managed to offend someone with my unwillingness to recognize the supposed difference between Australia and New Zealand.  Those of us on the top of the world, who don’t inhabit the anus of the planet, know that there’s … Continue reading

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One Year Ago: The Christchurch Quake

It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year! As families of the 185 people killed in the Christchurch earthquake marked the one-year anniversary of the disaster Wednesday, signs of a city still broken were all around them. … Continue reading

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I Love You Too, New Zealand! (Now Ask Your Tourism Department to Fly Me Down!)

If you do, I’ll blog the entire trip.  Think of it- more publicity than you could ever get running a commercial for a LOT less money!  It’s a win – win! 😉

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s busy at the Rugby world cup, with Mark Stevens.  But, alas, they went to the wrong country! Two South African British rugby fans scoured the Wellington suburb of Eastbourne for their hotel, only to find it was half a … Continue reading

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Snow: In New Zealand!

Apparently it’s unusual for the kiwis to have this much snow. Wanganui residents woke to a whiteout this morning as the region was blanketed by snow. The fall came as a bitterly cold southerly blast brought snow to much of … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Name their Child Lucifer Anyway?

Although New Zealand’s Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages has clamped down on naming a child ‘Lucifer’ (requested three times), they’ve been more liberal in the past with names including: “Benson and Hedges” (for twins) – “Violence” – “Number 16 … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cold Case – Deserving of a Dilly?

Another tv ‘special’ by some guy who lacks any real knowledge of the subject, as Deane shows plainly, is set to air in NZ on Sunday. I especially appreciate Deane’s observation- … the list of biblical scholars demonstrates Bruce’s lack … Continue reading

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Christchurch Hit by Quake, Again

CNN reports A pair of earthquakes with magnitudes of at least 5.0 struck within 90 minutes of each other near Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, reviving vivid memories of a deadly quake that killed more … Continue reading

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More Kiwi Total Depravity… And She’s Old!

File this under “how stupid can you be?” of the day: Two women are facing drug possession charges after one was caught with marijuana in her bra. OK that’s bad but the reason the marijuana was found was that it … Continue reading

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We Can’t Forget New Zealand

The death toll has risen today to 146 with 200 people still missing. New Zealand’s premier said the Christchurch quake may be the country’s worst disaster ever, as officials raised the toll to 146 dead and more than 200 missing … Continue reading

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The Death Toll in Christchurch Continues to Rise

Sadly The death toll continued to rise Friday with numerous foreigners now thought to be among the dead, three days after a massive earthquake rocked New Zealand’s second largest city. …   Rescuers haven’t found anyone alive in the past … Continue reading

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Today in Christchurch

75 have been confirmed dead and 300 are still missing, according to Maddie Flannagan (on FB).  The disaster has prompted the Prime Minister to declare a national emergency. At least 75 people have been confirmed dead in the earthquake, with … Continue reading

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65 Confirmed Dead, With Many More Fatalities Expected

In New Zealand, it’s gone from very bad to worse this morning with news that many have died and many more are suspected dead or trapped under the rubble. A powerful earthquake struck one of New Zealand’s biggest cities Tuesday … Continue reading

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A Quake Has Hit Christchurch, New Zealand

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck Christchurch, New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  The quake struck just before 1 p.m. Tuesday (7 p.m. Monday ET).  The New Zealand Herald reported that phone lines in the area were out, roads were … Continue reading

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Lawnmower Races Can Induce Violence…?

Apparently so.  In New Zealand… A lawnmower race in New Zealand erupted into a fight after one competitor rammed their ride-on mower into the side of another, The Southland Times reported Monday.   The incident happened in front of hundreds of … Continue reading

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Uh Oh, Kiwis…

This is strange… New Zealanders’ expanding waistlines are creating a weighty problem for funeral directors, who cannot fit cadavers in their crematories and have resorted to selling double burial plots, reports said Friday. Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand president … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Eleven- Resiliant Teens

Three teens who have been missing in the South Pacific for 50 days — and were already eulogized in a memorial service — have been found alive by a New Zealand fishing boat. The boys — two 15-year-olds and a … Continue reading

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Fading Hope…

In New Zealand Officers, who had previously insisted that they were committed to mounting a rescue operation to bring the men [… miners trapped after a mine explosion] out alive, changed tack and began preparing the families of the men … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Mine Disaster Update

Rescue officials on Monday were preparing to send a high-tech robot into a mine tunnel to transmit pictures and assess toxic gas levels three days after an explosion left 29 miners missing underground. Police superintendent Gary Knowles, the rescue controller, … Continue reading

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