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2014-09-18 23:11:53

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. Museum guests enter the puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges in this mind-boggling exhibition. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power. Can you balance 14 nails on the head of a single nail? Can you...

2014-08-12 08:21:22

Insights into a world first for planning were delivered last night at the award winning Auckland Art Gallery, with proceedings a precursor for the New Zealand Planning Institute's (NZPI) International 2015 Conference. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Zealand Planning Institute and their guests got a taste of technology initiatives set to have a profound impact on planning cities of the future. Mayor Len Brown opened the launch and applauded the coming...

2014-07-18 23:05:16

Active Adventures New Zealand has been offering New Zealand hiking trips for two decades, and the jewel in the crown is the Ultimate South Island Adventure ‘Rimu’ trip. Since 1995, more than 5,000 travellers have joined the ‘Rimu’ adventure tour to hike, bike and kayak through parks, valleys, bays and backroads. Queenstown, Otago (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Leading adventure tour operator, Active Adventures, mark a milestone as they celebrate 20 years of small group adventure tours....

2013-02-05 23:00:51

According to Travel Street, during the year 2013, New Zealand expects to have a large amount of tourists visit their country. New Zealand is a recession proof country who makes a great deal of money from tourists. (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 New Zealand, an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean expects to have a large amount of tourists in 2013. A holiday experience in New Zealand is like no other. Within the boarder of this country, tourists find spectacular scenes and a...

2009-11-23 15:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For foodies, New Zealand is a veritable playground, renowned for its award-winning wines and farm-fresh cuisine. On March 30, from New Zealand to Australia, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is showcasing the epicurean appeal of the region on a 12-day Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery cruise. Master Sommeliers Robert Bath and Cameron Douglas - the first and only Master Sommelier from New Zealand - will guide guests through the nuances and...

2008-10-13 21:00:26

Re-bottlenecks push up power prices (Oct 4), the reason the power has to return to the South Island in winter is that the lakes have been lowered in February, March and April to supply cheap power to he North Island. Normally this is a low rainfall period, and therefore the storage should be left in the lakes to generate power over winter. Depletion of the storage results in the South Island being unable to generate sufficient for its needs in winter, hence the need for the north to return...

2008-10-08 15:00:38

A 19-year-old Kihikihi man injured in a fatal car crash in Te Awamutu last Tuesday is now recovering in Waikato Hospital. The 23- year-old passenger in the unwarranted, unregistered Mazda, Matthew McDonald, died at the scene. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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2009-03-28 13:25:06

The Takahē or South Island Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a species of flightless bird native to New Zealand. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, the bird was rediscovered by Geoffrey Orbell near Lake Te Anau in the Murchison Mountains, South Island, on November 20, 1948. The species is still present there today and small populations have been successfully relocated to four predator-free offshore islands (Tiritiri Matangi,...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'