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22 мая, 11:37

New Zealand’s Next Liberal Milestone: A Budget Guided by ‘Well-Being’

Under a revised budget policy, all new spending must advance one of five government priorities that promote the welfare of citizens. The political opposition dismisses the move as “slick branding.”

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22 мая, 06:52

New Zealand speaker claims suspected serial rapist working in parliament

Claim follows review into bullying and harassment that uncovered three allegations of serious sexual assaultThe deputy leader of New Zealand’s opposition party has called for an investigation after the parliament’s speaker suggested there was a rapist working at Parliament House.After the release of a review of bullying and harassment in parliament, speaker Trevor Mallard said there were three allegations of “serious sexual assault” that amounted to rape. Continue reading...

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22 мая, 03:37

First images emerge from New Zealand's Pike river mine

Pictures show a lot of groundwater has seeped into the mine since 2010 disaster that killed 29The first images from inside the New Zealand’s Pike river mine, where an explosion killed 29 men nearly nine years ago, have been released.The shots were taken as a three-person re-entry crew broke through the 88cm concrete seal on Tuesday at the mine’s opening to start the process of gathering evidence on what caused New Zealand’s worst mining disaster since 1914. The bodies of the 29 victims remain in the mine. Continue reading...

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21 мая, 11:57

Man Accused in Christchurch Mosque Shootings Now Faces Terrorism Charge

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The new charge is in addition to 51 counts of murder that Brenton H. Tarrant faces for the March 15 massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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21 мая, 06:21

'Symbolic moment': Pike river mine reopened as search begins for 29 victims

New Zealand watches as operation to look for clues to 2010 disaster beginsThe operation to re-enter New Zealand’s Pike river mine and recover the bodies of 29 miners killed in an explosion there nine years ago has begun, marking a “symbolic moment” more than two weeks after it was called off amid safety concerns.The families of those killed were invited to a private event on Tuesday morning at the site on the South Island’s west coast to watch three experienced miners breach an 88cm concrete seal at the mine’s opening, enter and begin the $36m operation to find the bodies and work out what caused the explosion. Continue reading...

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20 мая, 07:00

Van halo: the truck shop in New Zealand that drives off profiteers

Salvation Army initiative delivers truck shop service without high prices or extortionate loansPainted bright purple and crammed full of everyday essentials, the Salvation Army’s Good Shop is hard to miss as it cruises the back streets of south Auckland.Frequenting deprived suburbs that are targeted by predatory lenders, the Good Shop aims to beat the bad guys at their own game. Continue reading...

15 мая, 21:52

Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online in what they described as an “unprecedented agreement”.Wednesday’s event, two months to the day since the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, drew up a “plan of action” to be adopted by countries and companies to prevent extreme material from going viral on the internet. Continue reading...

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15 мая, 20:11

Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism

Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.

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15 мая, 15:09

Film based on Christchurch mosque shooting in the works

Hello, Brother – named after a victim’s last words – was announced at Cannes film festival by Egyptian director Moez MasoudA film about the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people died, is to be directed by Egyptian film-maker and academic Moez Masoud.According to Variety the film’s title will be Hello, Brother, the words spoken by 71-year-old victim Hati Mohammed Daoud Nabi, who opened the door to the gunman of Al Noor mosque, where 42 people died. The central characters are “a family facing death and destruction in Afghanistan who escape with their lives”. Continue reading...

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15 мая, 03:46

‘I don’t understand’: Jacinda Ardern mystified by lack of US gun control

New Zealand prime minister says laws changed after massacres in her country and in Australia New Zealand’s prime minister has said she cannot understand America’s failure to ban automatic and semi-automatic guns, despite dozens of mass shootings.Jacinda Ardern told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in unusually blunt language: “Australia experienced a massacre and changed its laws. New Zealand has had its experience and changed its laws. To be honest with you, I don’t understand the United States.” Continue reading...

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14 мая, 07:24

New Zealand's world-first ‘wellbeing’ budget to focus on poverty and mental health

Country claims to be the first to measure success by people’s wellbeingChild poverty, domestic violence and mental health will be the priorities in New Zealand’s “wellbeing budget”, the finance minister has announced, with the nation declaring itself the first in the world to measure success by its people’s wellbeing.On Tuesday Grant Robertson said that despite New Zealand’s “rockstar” economy many New Zealanders were being left behind, with home ownership at a 60-year low, the suicide rate climbing and homelessness and food aid grants on the rise. Continue reading...

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13 мая, 08:20

Christchurch Call: details emerge of Ardern's plan to tackle online extremism

New Zealand PM will reportedly urge nations to enforce laws banning extremist material and set rules for reporting on terrorismDetails have emerged of a plan by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron to eliminate terrorist and violent content online.Ardern and Macron will meet in Paris this week on the sidelines of a meeting of digital ministers from the Group of 7 nations to discuss the plan – named the “Christchurch Call” – and urge other leaders to sign up. Continue reading...

12 мая, 20:03

New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

In the wake of the terrorist attack on Muslim mosques, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for a united effort against the biggest internet companies.

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11 мая, 01:25

Inside the nature zone: New Zealand's major museum investment is an urgent call to action

The immersive exhibition – the largest investment of its kind – melds western science with Māori knowledgeWhere the southern Alps meet the sea on the west coast of New Zealand’s rugged south island, Hinerangi Barr and her whanau (family) hold a tribal story like no other: the landing place where Maui, hero of the Pacific, took his first steps on Aotearoa.It is not a well-known story, even to New Zealanders, but it’s sacred to this small sub-tribe of Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māhaki. Two years ago, a large contingent of the creative team of Te Papa – New Zealand’s national museum – ventured 700 kilometres south to sleep on the floor of the tribal marae (meeting house) and record the story of Maui’s landing for an audience that will eventually number in the millions. Continue reading...

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10 мая, 13:01

World-first brain surgery performed on endangered kākāpō parrot

Surgical techniques used on humans deployed to help chick born with skull abnormality in New ZealandVets in New Zealand have performed world-first brain surgery on a critically endangered New Zealand bird, as efforts intensify to save the vulnerable kākāpō population.There are just 147 adult kākāpō alive today and conservation efforts to boost the population are scaling up in New Zealand, which has more extinct and endangered birds than any other country. Continue reading...

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10 мая, 08:20

Moat, drawbridge, turrets, en suite: New Zealand 'castle' for sale for £200,000

Entry-level stronghold to be auctioned along with collection of armour and weaponryWanted: knight in shining armour to rescue a fortress in distress. A quirky four-bedroom castle has been put on the market in New Zealand for the decidedly plebeian sum of £200,000.The unique property – dubbed Castle Glatisaunt – was built in the 1970s by a draughtsman with a passion for all things gothic, who took no prisoners in constructing his dream home. Continue reading...

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08 мая, 10:19

Passenger thrown off Air New Zealand plane for refusing to read safety instructions card

Police called after flight delayed following refusal of woman to watch safety video and read card in exit row seatA woman who refused to watch the regulation air safety video or read the safety instructions card handed to her by flight attendants has reportedly been removed from an Air New Zealand flight in Wellington.The woman, described by other passengers as “wealthy-looking”, was sitting in the exit row but ignored attendants’ attempts to get her to listen to the safety instructions for flight NZ424 to Auckland on Tuesday. Continue reading...

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05 мая, 03:57

Two charged with murder of New Zealand man in Panama pirate attack

Alan Culverwell was shot dead on his boat in the Caribbean and his wife and daughter were injured Two Panamanians have been charged with murdering a New Zealand man who was allegedly shot and killed on his boat by pirates.Prosecutor Tatiana Aguilar said at the courthouse in Colon that she had charged two men with aggravated homicide, robbery, criminal association and mistreatment of a minor in the death of Alan Culverwell. Continue reading...

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03 мая, 09:09

Jacinda Ardern Got Engaged. New Zealand Almost Didn’t Notice.

The news emerged only because a reporter — a student journalist on an internship — spotted a ring on Ms. Ardern’s middle finger at an event on Friday and asked her office about it.

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03 мая, 08:01

'Clarinda or Jarke?': New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford engaged

Ardern, who has been with the TV presenter for five years, was spotted wearing a diamond ring on FridayNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is engaged to her long-term partner Clarke Gayford, a spokesperson for the prime minister has confirmed.It emerged that the couple had got engaged over the Easter weekend in Hawke’s Bay after Ardern was spotted wearing a diamond ring at an event at the Pike River mine on Friday. 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.