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2013-11-08 23:21:39

Patrick Shannon won’t allow a medical condition to keep him from long-distance hiking. Though he experiences epileptic tonic-clonic seizures, Shannon and his wife Sue will raise funds for non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports through a 3,000-kilometer hike on New Zealand's Te Araroa Trail. Frenchtown, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Patrick Shannon won’t allow a medical condition to keep him from long-distance hiking. Though he experiences epileptic tonic-clonic seizures, Shannon...

2013-11-05 23:31:26

Specialist learning labs such as The Mind Lab in New Zealand developed specifically for children are emerging globally to combat decreasing levels of time spent by children in active play-based discovery and 'tinkering' due to the dominance of screen based activity. Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 In September this year, The Mind Lab opened its high-tech Auckland facility to children from four years of age, with a commitment to providing young students the ability...

2013-11-05 23:03:58

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Report on China’s Raw Milk Powder Market Supply and Demand. London (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Brief Introduction: This report mainly researches into the status quo of China’s raw milk powder market and the predictable prospect. The data quoted in the report not only include data from home and abroad, but also, more importantly, data acquired by researchers who conducted field investigation. Research Background Raw milk...

2013-11-05 23:02:11

New Zealand port adopts real time TPMS from Identec and Advantage PressurePro™ to improve operational costs, efficiency and safety. Harrisonville, MO and Lustenau, Austria (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has recently installed real-time monitoring technology from Identec Solutions and Advantage PressurePro™ to automatically check the condition of tires on its straddle carrier container handling equipment. The New Zealand port operator has implemented the...


Latest New Zealand Reference Libraries

Holarchaea novaeseelandiae
2014-04-07 13:00:17

Holarchaea novaeseelandiae is one of only two described species in the genus Holarchaea and is native to New Zealand. This spider is very small at less than 1.5 millimeters long. It is shiny black, brown, olive, or beige in color. The head region is clearly distinguished, features eight eyes, and a few setae. It occurs only in the forests of New Zealand. It lives in humid environments and has been found on moss, ferns, and plant litter. Image Caption: adult Holarchaea sp. from New...

Waitoreke
2014-02-05 16:37:44

The Waitoreke is a cryptid from New Zealand described as being otter-like. Its name derived from “Wai” is a Maori word for water. The rest of the word has different translations, but the common one is “toreke,” which means to disappear. Together the name could translate into “disappears into water” or another translation is a “disappearing water specter.” The usual description is a small otter-like creature about the size of a cat. It has brownish short fur and short...

Saker GT
2014-02-01 08:44:08

Saker Sports Cars is an automobile manufacturer based in New Zealand, founded in 1989. The company’s name comes from a bird of prey that is found in the Middle East and Central Asia. The first Saker, the SV1, was designed and built by Bruce Turnbull. Saker vehicles are built as touring race cars, but can be made legal for the road in the UK, Japan and New Zealand. The SV1 was built in a limited number. It had a steel space-frame chassis, a fiberglass body, used a variety of V-6 and...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Common Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus vulpecula
2013-09-23 13:56:03

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Australia in a range that extends from northern, eastern, several eastern areas of Australia, Tasmania, and a number of islands like Barrow Island and Kangaroo Island. This species was introduced into New Zealand in 1840, where it has now become an abundant species. It prefers to reside in a variety of habitats including semiarid areas, forests,...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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