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2014-03-04 13:18:29

The International Alcohol Control (IAC) study is a newly developed international collaborative project designed to collect comparative data on alcohol consumption and policy-relevant behaviors in both high- and middle/low-income countries.

2014-03-03 16:20:32

Streamlined Processes Achieves Record Implementation Time Driving Greater Efficiency for Customers CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2014-02-28 08:27:57

LONDON and CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Institutional clients now have instant access to an integrated solution to profitably internalise

2014-02-27 16:33:26

Super Kid Cannon Launches on Google Play in New Zealand for $0.99! MIAMI, Feb.

2014-02-27 16:33:18

LONDON and CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Institutional clients now have instant access to an integrated solution to profitably internalise

2014-02-19 23:24:10

Hails Emphasis on Volumetric Assessment of Breast Density Wellington, New Zealand (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The changes in the breast density reporting

2014-02-14 20:20:35

VANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - New Zealand oil and gas producer TAG Oil Ltd.

2014-02-11 08:29:19

AMSTERDAM, LONDON, and BURBANK, California, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyeworks USA to Remain Independent As part of the

2014-02-06 12:20:11

Total Toyota U.S. Exports Exceed 130,000 in 2013 - Highest Ever CHICAGO, Feb.

Tropical Cyclone Edna Brushes By New Caledonia
2014-02-05 13:17:18

NASA's Aqua satellite spotted two storms in one image in the Southern Pacific Ocean as Tropical Cyclone Edna brushes by New Caledonia and an extra-tropical storm lingers west of New Zealand.


Latest New Zealand Reference Libraries

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Coopworth Sheep
2014-09-24 07:34:54

The Coopworth sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand during the twentieth century. A group of researchers working at Lincoln University began studying the Border Leicester crossbreed, and later the Romney -Border Leicester crossbreed, in hopes of developing ewes that would have a higher reproduction rate. Early results showed some promise, with an increase in lambing of up to thirty percent, which caused the researchers to question whether Border Leicester...

Archey’s Frog, Leiopelma archeyi
2014-08-27 09:54:56

Archey’s frog (Leiopelma archeyi) is one of three or four living species within the Leiopelma genus, which holds frogs that are native to New Zealand. This species can only be found along the Coromandel Peninsula and because it has not changed much throughout the past two hundred million years, it is considered to be a living fossil. Little is known about the habits of Archey’s frog, but it is known to be terrestrial, inhabiting damp areas at high elevations. It is thought that males...

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...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.