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19 сентября, 07:45

'History we can be proud of': Jacinda Ardern salutes fight for women's vote

New Zealand PM pledges to tackle inequality on 125th anniversary of female suffrage and honours pioneering women – ‘wāhine toa’ – in every familyThe New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has pledged to put “all the things left to achieve gender equality at the top of my list” as the country marked 125 years since it became the first in the world to give women the vote.In a speech in Auckland’s Aotea Square the prime minister honoured the tens of thousands of women who, in 1893, signed a suffragists’ petition to demonstrate the breadth of support for their cause. Continue reading...

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19 сентября, 07:15

New Zealand to raise refugee quota in 2020

Jacinda Ardern says refugee quota will increase from 1,000 to 1,500 in 2020New Zealand has announced it will significantly increase its refugee quota from 2020.Jacinda Ardern’s Labour party last year campaigned on raising New Zealand’s annual intake of refugees from 1,000 to 1,500 during its first three-year term in government. Continue reading...

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18 сентября, 07:22

Jacinda Ardern to guest edit New Zealand newspaper on anniversary of suffrage

The edition marks the 125th anniversary of women getting the vote in New Zealand, the first country to grant women’s suffrage Jacinda Ardern will guest edit the country’s largest daily newspaper on Wednesday as New Zealand marks 125 years since becoming the first nation in the world to give women the vote.The New Zealand prime minister said it was a “huge honour” to be asked to edit the 125th Suffrage anniversary edition of the New Zealand Herald. Continue reading...

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16 сентября, 22:00

Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand

Indigenous people are increasingly embracing their language while New Zealanders of European descent are looking to Maori language and culture to help make sense of their own identity.

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07 сентября, 07:36

Jacinda Ardern under pressure after minister resigns amid email scandal

Resignation of Clare Curran caps off difficult month for New Zealand prime ministerNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of her communications minister only hours after saying her job was safe, capping off a difficult month following her return from maternity leave.The resignation of Clare Curran, the standing down of another minister last month while a staffing matter was investigated, and a sharp fall in business confidence have raised questions about the effectiveness of the centre-left coalition government. Continue reading...

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07 сентября, 07:27

Trevor the lonely duck gets tiny island of Niue in a flap

Arrival of lone bird has surprised and delighted Pacific atoll’s residents who bring food and spend time topping up its puddleThe remote Pacific atoll of Niue, a three and a half hour flight from Auckland, has a population of 1,600 humans and, as of early this year, one duck.The arrival of the lone bird has surprised and delighted locals. He has been christened Trevor, after the the Speaker of the House of Representatives in New Zealand, Trevor Mallard. Continue reading...

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05 сентября, 02:36

Chelsea Manning to continue Australian tour via videolink after visa decision delay

Whistleblower will now speak from New Zealand, which has granted her a visa Chelsea Manning will no longer appear in Australia this month but will instead conduct her scheduled speaking tour via satellite from New Zealand.Manning’s tour had been thrown into doubt by the requirement of a special direction visa to visit New Zealand and the Australian government’s decision to issue the tour organiser, Think Inc, a notice of intention to deny her a visa. Continue reading...

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04 сентября, 05:45

Jacinda Ardern queried for taking costly flight to minimise time away from baby

New Zealand PM will fly to Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru separately from her deputy, costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollarsJacinda Ardern has defended making an air force Boeing 757 take an extra trip to the Pacific island of Nauru so she can minimise time away from her infant daughter.The New Zealand prime minister has asked that the plane fly back from the Pacific Islands Forum to pick her up, one day after her deputy departed for the three-day meeting. Continue reading...

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03 сентября, 16:55

UN to Launch Talks on Treaty to Regulate High Seas

Talks kick off in New York on Tuesday to negotiate a UN treaty on the high seas by 2020; this would extend the existing law of the sea framework beyond each nation’s territorial waters.

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01 сентября, 11:30

Meeting Jacinda Ardern: 'She makes the extraordinary seem ordinary'

New Zealand reporter Eleanor Ainge Roy describes meeting her country’s prime minister, and why a leader’s pregnancy has had such a profound impactThe last time I interviewed Jacinda Ardern, she was in between breastfeeds, had just launched a plastic bag ban, negotiated an end to a strike by nurses and announced a new mental health hospital for acute patients. But, as usual, the prime minister of New Zealand was warm, frank and engaging. Partner and stay-at-home dad Clarke Gayford wandered the corridors of her parliamentary office, casual and genial, and a security guard quietly did a crossword in the corner. Continue reading...

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30 августа, 14:05

New Zealand Town May Ban Cats to Protect Other Species

The idyllic coastal town of Omaui, full of rare bird species, is considering a sunset clause for felines.

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30 августа, 07:18

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Under ‘pest plan’ Omaui residents will not be allowed to replace cats when they dieA regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals.Environment Southland’s “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the region to be neutered, microchipped and registered. Then, when a cat dies, residents would not be permitted to have another. Continue reading...

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29 августа, 16:11

Chelsea Manning confident she will be allowed into Australia, as minister mulls ban

‘We’ll work it out,’ says whistleblower, as tour organiser asks supporters to lobby immigration ministerUS whistleblower Chelsea Manning has expressed confidence the Australian government will allow her to enter the country for a speaking tour, despite indications that it is considering barring her.In her first public comment on the controversy, Manning told Guardian Australia “we’ll work it out” as the organisers of her tour begin to lobby the government not to follow through on the ban. Continue reading...

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29 августа, 05:10

Ban 'felon' Chelsea Manning from New Zealand, urge opposition MPs

National party calls for whistleblower to be blocked from entering the country on a speaking tour because of her convictionsThe New Zealand opposition has called for US whistleblower Chelsea Manning to be banned from visiting the country to give a series of talks in September.Manning was released from prison in May 2017 after being sentenced in 2013 in violation of the US Espionage Act for disclosing classified government documents to WikiLeaks. Continue reading...

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28 августа, 01:23

New Zealand's wool industry knits itself a fresh image, one pair of undies at a time

Baggy jumpers are out and merino underwear is in as the industry seeks to fashion a way to stave off a crisisIt’s Friday night in rural Alexandra and a dozen high school students are dancing down a makeshift catwalk in woollen underwear, as Ria Mae’s Clothes Off blares from the speakers.Despite New Zealand’s reputation as a sheep-loving nation the country’s wool industry has been in a steady decline since the late 80s, and tonight the locals are stripping off in an effort to revive the country’s national fibre; and make “itchy, scratchy” wool sexy for the first time. Continue reading...

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25 августа, 16:27

Rose Matafeo wins Edinburgh best comedy show award

New Zealander’s show about sex and modern social mores scoops top comedy gongNew Zealander Rose Matafeo has won the coveted best comedy show award at the Edinburgh fringe festival. Steve Coogan, one of Matafeo’s comic heroes, presented her with the £10,000 prize at a ceremony in Edinburgh on Saturday. Continue reading...

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25 августа, 10:21

Morrison makes drought his priority as Trump tweets his congratulations

The new prime minister will visit farmers in Queensland next week on his first official outing Donald Trump, the Indonesian president and Australia’s drought-stricken farmers have all been on Scott Morrison’s agenda on his first day as prime minister.The newly minted leader spent his first day in Canberra drawing up his new cabinet ministry and met deputy prime minister Michael McCormack and national drought coordinator Major General Stephen Day to highlight his focus on a drought fix. Continue reading...

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22 августа, 04:09

Cycle of life: New Zealand MP gives birth to boy after riding to hospital

Julie Anne Genter, the minister for women and transport and member of the Green party, rode to maternity ward to be inducedNew Zealand’s minister for women, Julie Anne Genter, has announced she delivered her first child, a baby boy, after cycling to hospital.Genter is the country’s second member of the government to give birth this year, after the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. Continue reading...

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21 августа, 06:27

Trio shot at while surfing at remote 'invitation-only' New Zealand beach

Teenager and two adults targeted after travelling to spot known as a place fiercely guarded by local residentsA child and two men have been shot at while surfing off a remote New Zealand beach in an incident of suspected “localism” by territorial figures defending their waves.Two men and a 14-year-old boy reported they had been surfing at Te Maika point on the Taharoa coast – a remote spot on the west coast of the North Island – when they were fired upon by two people who had concealed themselves on the shore. Continue reading...

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21 августа, 03:22

Jacinda Ardern freezes New Zealand MPs' pay to tackle rich-poor divide

PM takes action against backdrop of some of the biggest strikes in a generation by public-sector workers Jacinda Ardern has frozen the salaries of New Zealand’s MPs, saying the pay rises were out of step with the wider workforce and were adding to the rich-poor divide.The radical move has cross-party support from Ardern’s coalition partners, as well as the opposition National party. Continue reading...

31 января 2015, 08:17

Новая Зеландия: Блинные скалы

 Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park. The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist destination at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the 'pancake'-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments), these form the main attraction of the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punakaiki Paparoa National Park is on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It was established in 1987 and encompasses 306 km².[1] The park ranges from on or near the coastline to the peak of the Paparoa Ranges. A separate section of the park lies to the north and is centered at Ananui Creek. The park protects a limestone karst area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paparoa_National_Park zyalt: Блинные скалы, Новая Зеландия Одно из самых удивительных мест в Новой Зеландии - Блинные скалы (Pancake Rocks). Находятся на западном побережье в нацпарке Папароа. Название свое они получили из-за необычной формы. Скалы напоминают стопки сложенных блинчиков. Образовались они 30 миллионов лет назад в результате эрозии известняковых пород. Их слоистость объясняется тем, что породы, из которых сложены “блинные стопки”, имеют различную плотность. Со временем вода и ветер вытесали на поднявшихся из морских глубин скалах затейливую резьбу. Вид на скалы с моей летающей камеры ). Собственно, блинная часть справа находится.