Tag Archives: ABC News

Beating the Sheep

Beating the Sheep

New Zealand’s legendary 20:1 sheep to human ratio is in decline, expected to fall to 10:1 by 2005.

Royal Kiss-off?

Royal Kiss-off?

47% of New Zealanders, including 63% of Maori, believe the monarchy should go.  

Bombs Away

Bombs Away

Foreign Minister Phil Goff has ruled out allowing high-level nuclear waste to travel through New Zealand waters.  

First Time

First Time

Christchurch Casino has placed a clock in its gaming room – a first for the industry, which usually likes punters to forget the outside world exists.

Creamier, milkier, safer

Creamier, milkier, safer

New Zealand butter has much lower concentrations of dioxin than Australian, European and American products.

Heartening News

Heartening News

New Zealand researchers have found Pravastatin, a drug that helps control cholesterol, also helps ward off heart disease. Bring on the Xmas pav…  

Lazarus

Lazarus

New Zealand First’s annual conference saw leader Winston Peters returning to traditional themes of nationalism, battling on behalf of the battler, equal rights for all New Zealanders and anti-political correctness. He also mentioned that NZF is still…

Whale of an Appetite

Whale of an Appetite

Whales eat up to five times as much fish as humans, therefore protecting them is absurd, according to Dan Goodman of the Japan Institute of Cetacean Research, speaking at a whaling conference in New Zealand. …

Disease Beaten

Disease Beaten

Polio has been eradicated in the Western Pacific, which stretches from China to New Zealand to French Polynesia.

Kiwi Water Winner

Kiwi Water Winner

The gold medal in women’s 470 sailing class at Sydney went to Australia – with a Kiwi doing the work. New Zealander Jenny Armstrong teamed up with Barbara Stowell, originally from Zimbabwe, to win Australia’s 50th medal.

Licensed to Squirt

Licensed to Squirt

A unique initiative has seen New Zealand kindergartens offering “licences” for toy guns in a bid to instil the “use guns responsibly” message in youngsters. Police have tacitly endorsed the scheme, but will not…

Cyberpunk Sisters

Cyberpunk Sisters

Female hackers have proved so elusive that they slip under the radar of sociologists. ABC News investigates part of an underground subculture better known for the misogynistic stink of a high school boys’ locker room – geek…

“Rebels Almost Skinned Me Alive”

“Rebels Almost Skinned Me Alive”

In a daring jungle escape, a Kiwi, Major David Lingard, and three British officers on peace-keeping duty in Sierra Leone, evaded capture by rebels, one of whom, clad in a stolen UN uniform taunted, “I have…

NzZ PM Backs Peacekeeping Amid Shadows of Gallipoli

NzZ PM Backs Peacekeeping Amid Shadows of Gallipoli

The soldiers left home as British colonial troops, those that returned came back as New Zealanders, she said. “Today, New Zealand is a country which is dedicated to bringing about a more peaceful world”.

New Zealand Leads the Have-nots Against the Haves at UN Battle

New Zealand Leads the Have-nots Against the Haves at UN Battle

Impatient at the slow progress in arms control, governments from Brazil to New Zealand plan to tell the United States and other nuclear powers on Monday they have to do more to make the world safer.

Testing Stress – Building Safer Highways, Bridges and Homes

Testing Stress – Building Safer Highways, Bridges and Homes

“If we can simulate an earthquake in a laboratory under our conditions on our time scale, we can make progress much faster,” said New Zealander Dr. Ian Buckle director of the Centre for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research…