On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved of legislation that drops ‘transgenderism’ from its list of mental disorders. The decision was described as having the “potential to liberate trans and non-binary people worldwide” and may trickle down from the international stage to national policies.…Continue
OPINION: If there's one piece of technology that's head-and-shoulders more exciting than anything else in 2019, it's 5G.
This is the technology that will be powering driverless cars, the Internet of Things, virtual reality (if that ever happens). And yes, most importantly of all, making…Continue
A Punakaiki-based scientist has come up with a new theory on the cause of the hole in the ozone layer.
Bill Hartley believes Starfish Prime, an American upper atmospheric nuclear test he witnessed in 1962, is partly to blame for the hole.
He was 12 and living in Westport when he saw a huge ball of light with rays coming out of it in the sky to the north.
"The light show was something unearthly and huge. For fun some weeks before, I had…Continue
5 Malignant Civilizations That Make You Grateful Life in Today
In the history of human civilization, it is undeniable that there is a dark history in it. But the dark history can be a learning for us as the next generation.
Fight between tribes and nations who want to be strongest and want to fight over territory so they have to fight furiously against the enemy.
From various tribes and nations in ancient times, These are some…Continue
A North Canterbury riverbed has been turned into a "war zone" by shooters using high-powered, semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, a nearby resident says.
The shooters – a group of caucasian men, many of them from Christchurch, and mainly aged in their 20s and 30s – haven't stopped their target practice on the Okuku River bed, near Rangiora,…Continue
The suspected Christchurch mosque gunman told his arresting officers he was one of nine people involved in the March 15 terror attack, sources say.
The prospect other offenders may still have been at large prompted a citywide lockdown of schools and businesses, and into the afternoon police still believed they were…Continue
Data fudging, infilling, use the actual count, some historical 2013 data, splice in some numbers from admin sources, impute a few more data sets and we will have an answer for you shortly. It may be right, it may be wrong. We really have no idea.Quote.
Government Statistician Liz MacPherson is facing contempt of Parliament after being ordered by MPs to produce census information
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A Wellington Returned and Service Association (RSA) veteran says he received violent threats after proposing an Islamic prayer be performed at an Anzac Day service.
Titahi Bay RSA announced on its Facebook page last Wednesday the Anzac Day dawn service would conclude with a prayer from the Koran on the beach
But many members responded in anger to the post.
"I feel that only the Christian prayer is appropriate for the dawn service," one person commented on a now deleted…Continue
So as part of the Prime Minister's ongoing dream of living in a land of lollipops, landholding and general kumbaya, we have the mechanism used by the Treasury to put a monetary value on everything, despite the…Continue
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Back in December 2017, MBIE signed a three year contract worth $112,000 with the Wellington private security firm ZX Security Ltd, to train large numbers of its staff on how to create and maintain false identities on social media – in order …Continue
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The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations. The under-reporting on the ongoing carnage in Gaza has been a case in point. As of 12 January 2019, some 241 Palestinians have reportedly been killed in the protests along the Gaza fence that began last March. The grotesque disproportionality in the casualty figures – 241 Palestinians, two Israelis – …Continue
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New Zealand plans to be the first in the world to measure its success against how it does socially, culturally and environmentally
During her first major public address of the year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her Labour-led Government wanted to go further than the child poverty measures it had announced this…Continue
Indian police believe a boat with more than 100 migrants on board could be heading to New Zealand.
The boat, which is carrying people from the Indian capital New Delhi and the southern state of Tamil Nadu, left Munambam harbour in Kerala on January 12, Reuters reports.
One person, Prabhu Dhandapani, has been arrested in connection to the investigation…
The man whose head was almost cut in half by axe attacker Evie Amati in Sydney has broken his silence about his near death and his fury at her light prison sentence
Ben Rimmer has revealed how Amati slammed the axe into his face and in an exclusive interview told news.com.au, "If I hadn't turned my head at the last minute, she would have cut my head in half.
Rimmer has released…Continue
Independent commission says charity lacked robust safeguarding policies and was inconsistent in dealing with complaints
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One brand of e-liquid could cause a rather embarrassing situation for users after it has been found to contain viagra
Chinese vaping company, HelloCig Electronic Technology Co, could now face stiff penalties in the US after using the erection drugs Viagra and Cialis in their ingredients
There are warnings the drug could potentially cause erections that last up to two days and…Continue
Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular activity but some argue it may also be hazardous to your health, with many opponents calling for the devices and accessories to be regulated in much the same way as cigarettes, particularly the e-liquids
In international rankings, there's a club of usual suspects that more often than not does really well
Finland and other Nordic nations often come out on top, be it in quality of life, education or healthcare. On the other side of the world, New Zealand and Australia appear to have become members of that exclusive club, too, while the United States consistently misses out
Australia's fierce summers are the stuff of legend - enough to turn even the hardiest of folks into a sticky, sweltering mess
But not the McDonald's soft serve, it appears…Continue
As commenter Veridian pointed out on the blog recently, Jacinda Ardern is not a friend of women or a protector of women. Like Angela Merkel she is leading her fellow women to the slaughter. quote. Westerners and especially Western women need to wake up fast since they are the ones in the immediate firing line. Their lives will be changed for the worse long before there’s any significant change to men’s lives. They…Continue