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2014-01-21 12:29:29

NOMINATED FOR FOUR 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS NEW YORK, Jan.

2014-01-17 12:25:19

BLIS ThroatGuard(TM) Oral Probiotic, which has been clinically shown to help protect the health of the mouth and throat, is now available to consumers internationally. AUCKLAND, New

2014-01-16 12:24:47

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2014-01-15 23:24:23

GNS Science, a leading provider of geoscience research, chooses Onset Technology's OnPage Priority Messaging for their critical response infrastructure. Waltham,

2014-01-14 23:23:37

Spiracur and AinsCorp Team up to Bring Proven, Advanced Wound Care System to Australia and New Zealand Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

2014-01-14 23:21:56

After outgrowing its old email system, medium sized business Virtuosity switches to IceWarp and is surprised with the results. Springfield, VA (PRWEB) January

2014-01-09 23:01:44

Backed by The Domain Name Company’s successful, established network of same-sex dating sites, Seed utilises‎ a rich feature set, yet remains an easy way to find whatever relationship users

Iconic Australasian Tree Fossils Found In South America
2014-01-09 15:06:30

Today in Australia they call it Kauri, in Asia they call it Dammar, and in South America it does not exist at all unless planted there; but 52 million years ago the giant coniferous evergreen tree known to botanists as Agathis thrived in the Patagonian region of Argentina

2014-01-07 04:20:46

Animation, Game Art and Game Programming part of expanded digital media offerings at NewSchool of Architecture and Design through collaboration with Media Design School in New Zealand

2014-01-06 23:22:00

Electronics manufacturer Precision Manufacturing Solutions grew sales by 20 percent and received ISO certification after switching to Acumatica. Kirkland, WA


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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