- Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media
A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country.
Reuters. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:09:36 -0400.
- Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: report
Evergreen had been allegedly adding synthetic chemicals to increase the levels of the anti-bacterial agents, allowing the company to sell the honey at a higher price.
Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:18:48 +1000.
- Hawaii council passes bill to slow growth of monster houses
HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii city council has passed a bill to restrict the size of monster houses. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:39:34 -0400.
- Rare Kakapo parrot produces strong breeding season, scientists say
The kakapo, a rare parrot that resides in New Zealand, has reportedly had quite a few babies as of late, marking an impressive mating season.
Elizabeth Zwirz. Fox News. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:32:02 GMT.
- Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:11:24 -0400.
- Couple buy the third house they have EVER looked at on Location Location Location
Mark and Rachael, originally from New Zealand, feature on today's episode of Location, location, location as they try to escape expensive London rental prices.
Daily Mail. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:44:37 +0100.
- Japanese airline lands test flight of new plane in Hawaii
Test flight of new All Nippon Airways wide-body aircraft arrives in Hawaii
ABC News. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:38:13 -0400.
- First Hawaiian (FHB) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
First Hawaiian (FHB) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:33:22 GMT.
- Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
BBC News. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:00:25 GMT.
- Australian sperm donor's bid to prevent lesbian couple moving daughter to NZ
An Australian man, who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple, has taken them to High Court to prevent his biological child from moving to New Zealand.The man, who the court referred to by the pseudonym Robert, is fighting to ...
New Zealand Herald. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:19:46 +1200.
- Spark copper voice services to be deregulated across New Zealand
There is enough competition for New Zealand to deregulate copper voice services, the Commerce Commission has decided.
ZDNet. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:15:07 +0000.
- Sheep-shearing Dorset farmer wins New Zealand contest
Henry Mayo is the first English winner at the New Zealand Shearing Championships in 28 years.
BBC News. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:46:30 GMT.
- Red Cross Releases Name Of Nurse Taken Hostage; New Zealand Fears For Her Safety
For years, New Zealand's government and international media worked to keep Louisa Akavi's name secret. Now the Red Cross hopes that releasing it will lead to information on her whereabouts.
Francesca Paris. NPR. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:38:00 -0400.
- Red Cross calls for release of three staff missing in Syria
ICRC seeks new information of New Zealand nurse and two Syrian drivers reportedly held by ISIL.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:39:37 GMT.
- Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM's approval rating hits all-time high after weapons ban imposed
Poll boost follows leader winning widespread praise for terror attack response
Zamira Rahim. The Independent. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:39:00 GMT.
- Veteran Russian voyager Konyukhov says his current voyage requires all his survival skills
The Russian adventurer began his solo circumnavigation on board the Akros rowboat on December 6, leaving the New Zealand port of Dunedin
Tass. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:58:32 +0300.
- ISIS Kidnapped Her 5 Years Ago. The Red Cross Thinks She May Still Be Alive.
The abduction of Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand, was kept secret for years. Now the aid group is breaking its silence in hopes of saving her.
Rukmini Callimachi and Adam Goldman. New York Times. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 23:39:39 GMT.
- Gabbard: Assange Arrest Troublesome for US, Journalists
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest is troublesome for journalists and Americans, according to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
Newsmax. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:21:41 EDT.
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.