Mailbox Manoeuvres

Palmerston North City Council has removed the number 13 from its street addresses, jumping from 11 to 15 so triskaidekaphobics, or those who fear the number 13, will still buy homes at that number. The council has now admitted the age-old policy is a little odd and says residents at number 15 can apply to have their numbers adapted if they really want. “But we don’t expect great numbers will do that,” council policy analyst Todd Taiepa told The Dominion Post.


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New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

There are strains on New Zealand’s environment. In this corner of the South Pacific, waterways are increasingly polluted and, from the suburbs to the alpine peaks, an untold army of feral…