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2009-03-19 13:45:00

Conservationists said on Thursday that a rare "living fossil" tuatara reptile has been born in the wild in an area of New Zealand where it was believed to have been extinct for 200 years.

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2008-10-31 13:11:22

Officials said Friday that a rare reptile with lineage dating back to the dinosaur age has been found nesting on the New Zealand mainland for the first time in about 200 years.

2008-10-06 15:00:40

The Health Ministry, and half our district health boards, are refusing to acknowledge inadequate wages for caregivers in the community health homecare sector.

2008-07-14 15:00:33

I thought I was watching TV3 News but must have been mistaken since what I saw appeared to be a paid advertisement for a new brothel opening in Dannevirke.

2008-06-26 15:02:58

By MULROONEY, Paul SEVEN administrative staff from Victoria University's College of Education have lost their jobs, and up to 22 academic staff could also be out of work.

2008-03-05 00:30:00

The recent spotting of a rare species of frog breeding in New Zealand may lead to a better future for the endangered amphibian.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.