New Zealand

Volunteers face gargantuan task of cleaning New Zealand’s oil-soaked beaches

 
New Zealand’s government is calling it the country’s “most significant maritime environmental disaster” ever. A massive oil spill off New Zealand’s North Island has got hundreds of volunteers scrambling to limit the damage to beaches. Read more…
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Eight-year-old rapper accidentally catches Christchurch quake on camera

 
When the ground began to shake in Christchurch, New Zealand, on June 12, 8-year old Finn McMillan was filming himself on a cell phone performing a rap song. Watch the video...
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Heavy seas wreak havoc aboard Pacific cruise ship

This video surveillance camera footage was filmed on a cruise ship caught in a terrible storm. Passengers are flung about like puppets, desperately clinging to anything nailed down. Watch the video...

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Hate your car? Smash it up, in public

A New Zealand-based artist is encouraging people to vent their fumes by smashing up and vandalising old cars. Read more...

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Tame Iti, the Maori who terrorises the Kiwis

All singing all dancing, tattooed and pierced from head to toes - who would have thought any indigenous New Zealander would end up in the docks for terrorism-related charges. But today, that's precisely what happened to 18 of the Maori community. Read more...

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