- Court rules estate agency director liable for botched NZ deal, to pay $210,000 in property investment losses
A couple who lost about $210,000 investing in a New Zealand property will recover the sum from the director of a Singapore real estate company after the High Court ruled that he was liable for misrepresentation that led to the loss.
Straits Times. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
- New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020
Votes are set to be cast during the country's next general election, following a pledge made last year.
BBC News. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:15:50 GMT.
- Fossil from the Big Bang discovered with W. M. Keck Observatory
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's most powerful optical telescope, the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii.
Science Daily. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:30:17 EST.
- New Zealand Says Voters Will Decide Whether Marijuana Is Legalized
With a referendum planned for 2020, New Zealand apparently will be the first country to put legalizing recreational marijuana to a public vote.
Charlotte Graham-mclay. New York Times. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:00:27 GMT.
- New Zealanders to vote on legalizing recreational cannabis in 2020
New Zealanders will decide whether to legalize cannabis for recreational use in a referendum held during the 2020 general election, the country's justice minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:23:53 -0500.
- Fishermen get the shock of their life after a pod of killer whales ram their boat
In video footage, shot at Porirua in Wellington, New Zealand, a fisherman and a friend are seen enjoying a day on the water before spotting the group of orcas.
Daily Mail. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:25:31 GMT.
- Huge barrier isn't trapping plastic waste in Pacific Ocean
Floating device sent to corral island of trash between California and Hawaii.
ABC News. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:40:28 -0500.
- What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?
What lessons can the we learn from the economic ructions suffered by New Zealand in 1973 when the UK joined the EEC?
BBC News. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:31:50 GMT.
- Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - Cockfighting is an important Guam tradition that must remain legal, the U.S. territory's governor-elect said in vowing to work to repeal a likely ban imposed by the U.S. government. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:04:53 -0500.
- The Latest: Fishermen plead guilty in shark finning case
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on shark fin smuggling charges (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Four Indonesian fishermen who were arrested in Hawaii and charged with attempting to smuggle shark fins have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:53:06 -0500.
- The Latest: Report sheds no light on how man fled hospital
The Latest on man facing trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric facility (all times local): 5 p.m.
Fox News. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:12:11 GMT.
- Five Eyes alliance reportedly looping in Germany, Japan against China
Chinese foreign interference is causing the Five Eyes intelligence alliance between the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to expand informally to other nations, according to Reuters.
ZDNet. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:29:00 +0000.
- Grace Millane: New Zealand police find shovel linked to murder of British backpacker
Detectives find object believed to be linked to killing after trawling through CCTV footage
Joe Gammie. The Independent. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:21:00 +0000.
- The Obsolete Fighter Jet That Crashed in Hawaii Was Playing the Enemy Role in a Wargame
The Hawker Hunter jet was supporting a Hawaii Air National Guard exercise.
Yahoo. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:33:00 -0500.
- Researchers with nothing better to do determine James Bond is a raging alcoholic
In case it weren't already obvious, a New Zealand research team has concluded that James Bond has a drinking problem.
Coleman Bentley. Golf Digest. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:16:16 +0000.
- Easter Island mayor: Statue should stay in the UK
Easter Island's mayor has said the British Museum might be a better home for a massive native Polynesian statue taken by British sailors 150 years ago.
Sky News. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:33:00 +0000.
- Hawaiian Holdings Drops to 52-Week Low: What's Hurting it?
Bearish fourth-quarter 2018 outlook related to RASM hurts Hawaiian Holdings (HA). Fuel costs and competition are additional obstacles.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:29:00 GMT.
- Aliter Networks Jumpstarts Their New Singapore Office With Two Seasoned Salespeople Serving APAC Region
SINGAPORE, Dec. 9, 2018 -- Mani Nathan, Sales Director Australia, New Zealand & Oceania and Sean Doyle, Sales Director South-East Asia join Aliter Pte. Ltd. ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00:00 +0000.
The Pacific Islands of Oceania are grouped into three regions:
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The island nations of
Melanesia include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and
The nations of Micronesia include the Federated States of Micronesia
as well as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau.
The Polynesian nations include New Zealand plus Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
More news and information about selected Pacific Island nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of Fiji's capital city is Suva, and its national currency
is the Fiji Dollar. English is the primary language used in Fiji,
and in 2007, the population of Fiji was estimated at 919,000.
The Republic of Kiribati's capital city is Tawara, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. English and Kiribati are the primary
languages used in the Republic, and in 2007, the Republic's population
was estimated at 108,000.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands' capital city is Majuro,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English and Marshellese are
the primary languages used on the islands, and in 2007, the islands'
population was estimated at 62,000.
The Federated States of Micronesia's capital city is Palikir,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English is the primary language
used in Micronesia, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population
The Republic of Nauru's capital city is Yaren District, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. Nauruan and English are the
primary languages used in Nauru, and in 2007, Nauru's estimated
population was 14,000.
New Zealand's capital city
is Wellington, and its national currency is the New Zealand Dollar.
English and Maori are widely used languages in New Zealand, and in 2007,
the nation's estimated population was 4,116,000.
The Republic of Palau's
capital city is Koror, and its currency is the US Dollar.
Palauan and English are the primary languages of Palau,
and in 2007, Palau's estimated population was 21,000.
Papua New Guinea's capital city is Port Moresby,
and its national currency is the Kina. English, Tok Pisin,
and Hiri Motu are the primary languages of PNG, and in 2007, the
country's estimated population was 5,796,000.
The Independent State of Samoa's
capital city is Apia, and its national currency is the Tala.
Samoan and English are the primary languages used in Samoa, and in 2007,
Samoa's estimated population was 214,000.
The Solomon Islands' capital city is Honiara, and its national currency
is the Solomon Islands Dollar. English is the primary language
of the Solomon Islands, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population
The Kingdom of Tonga's capital city
is Nuku'alofa, and its national currency is the Tongan Dollar.
English and Tongan are the primary languages of Tonga, and in 2007,
Tonga's estimated population was 117,000.
Tuvalu's capital city
is Fongafale, and its currency is the Australian Dollar. Tuvuluan
and English are the primary languages used on Tuvalu, and in 2007, the
nation's estimated population was 12,000.
The Republic of Vanuatu's capital city is Port-Vila,
and its national currency is the Vatu. Bislama, English, and French
are the primary languages spoken on Vanuatu, and in 2007, the Republic's
estimated population was 212,000.