Tag Archives: Voice of America

New Zealand Continues Plans to Save Natives

New Zealand Continues Plans to Save Natives

New Zealand is three years into what many consider to be the world’s largest animal protection programme. The Predator Free 2050 government programme has a goal of removing all non-native pests by the year…

Data Shows How Powerful Quake Shifted Parts of NZ

Data Shows How Powerful Quake Shifted Parts of NZ

New data, including satellite radar imagery, shows that parts of the South Island moved 5m closer to the North Island during last November’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Information has come from observations on the ground and…

New Zealand, Vietnam Agree to Increase Trade

New Zealand, Vietnam Agree to Increase Trade

New Zealand and Vietnam have announced ambitious new trade goals following a meeting between New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Wellington. “New Zealand and Vietnam have agreed…

This Brother to Memorialise

This Brother to Memorialise

Former champion rower Rob Hamill’s film Brother Number One, which tells the story of his brother Kerry Hamill and two friends killed in Cambodia after accidentally sailing there in 1978, was among…

All In A Day’s Work

All In A Day’s Work

Hahei diver Rhys Cochrane, 20, rescued an orca he found entangled in a fisherman’s rope attached to a crayfish trap several hundred metres off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula. Cochrane said the whale did…

Tour of the tropics

Tour of the tropics

Wellingtonian Jan Nye, 59, who is currently based in Dili working as an international development adviser for the East Timorese Ministry of Education, was one of nearly 300 cyclists who competed in the inaugural…

White Knuckle Fun

White Knuckle Fun

NZ’s latest extreme sport – white water sledging – features in the Voice of America. “Instead of a raft, these ‘sledgers’ run the rapids with special flippers and a steerable buoyant board … River sledger Jacob Bradley…

One-stop provocation shop

One-stop provocation shop

Denis Dutton’s Arts & Letters Daily website received a generous write-up in the Voice of America. A&L Daily is a collection of links to interesting (and often incendiary) articles available online, sourced…

Sticking it to the Competition

Sticking it to the Competition

Both the NZ men’s and women’s hockey teams have qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. It will be the fourth time the women’s team (the Black Sticks) have competed at the Games. Says goalkeeper Helen…

New Frontier

New Frontier

The NZ government’s multimillion dollar media campaign in the US aiming to lure wealthy Americans to “the new California” is the subject of a December Voice of America feature. Major selling points are the clean/green…