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2014-07-10 16:24:52

First Farm Expected to Produce Milk in First Half of 2017 ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd today announced the signing of an agreement to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China. The strategic alliance, which is subject to Chinese regulatory approval, will leverage Fonterra's expertise in dairy nutrition and farming in China and Abbott's continued commitment to business development in...

2014-07-08 20:20:22

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiX Telematics [http://www.mixtelematics.com.au ], a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, will increase its focus on the evolving New Zealand transport industry. The company, which will be participating in the Bus and Coach Association (BCA) New Zealand Annual Conference [http://www.busandcoach.co.nz/images/files/631/BCA Programme.pdf ] in Auckland for the first time this week, says it will...

2014-07-03 08:21:56

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO) and (OTCQX: TAOIF), reports the Company has hired Mr. Max Murray as TAG Oil's New Zealand Country Manager, based in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Mr. Murray will replace Mr. Randy Toone who has resigned to return to Canada for personal reasons and to focus on mid-stream business opportunities in North America. Mr. Murray's thirty years of operational and proven executive leadership in the oil and gas industry, and in...

2014-07-02 23:00:19

DAE Launches ‘Award of Excellence’ Initiative Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Award-winning vacation exchange provider, DAE, has this week launched the DAE ‘Award of Excellence’ initiative to recognize and reward excellent customer service across its exchange resorts. The program has commenced across resorts in Australia and New Zealand for the initial pilot, with plans to roll it out to DAE’s resort partners across the globe. Launching the initiative from the company’s...

2014-06-30 16:25:07

BatteryMall.co.nz (http://www.batterymall.co.nz), an authorized electronics gadgets and mobile power solution provider, announces the launch of Smart TV Box and Car Jump Starter Emergency Power Bank. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At just $92 the Smart TV Box is a bargain. It's cheap enough to buy on impulse and on mass if one's televisions aren't yet 'smart'. The Smart TV Box and Car Jump Starter Emergency Power Bank are immediately available from...

2014-06-30 12:27:35

LONDON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: New Zealand Telecommunications 2013-2017 Analysis and Forecast: Too Big to Fail http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/misc_telecoms/new_zealand_telecommunications_2013_2017_analysis_forecast_big_fail.html This IDC study provides a market analysis and forecast of the New Zealand (NZ) telecommunications market and combines commentary, research, and insights about the main NZ telecommunications...

tsunami earthquakes
2014-06-28 05:08:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Sticking points” in the Earth’s tectonic plates caused by extinct undersea volcanoes could be responsible for producing tsunami earthquakes, a discovery which could lead to improved detection of these rare seismic events. Tsunami earthquakes typically occur at relatively shallow ocean depths and are typically of lower magnitude. However, they can create extremely large tsunamis, with earthquakes measuring as little as 5.6...

2014-06-23 23:02:59

New research report “New Zealand's Cards and Payments Industry: Emerging Opportunities, Trends, Size, Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape” worked out by Timetric is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the debit cards category is poised to hold a leadership position in New Zealand's cards and payments market in the next 5 years. London, UK (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Between 2009 and 2013, the cards and payments industry in New Zealand...

2014-06-19 08:25:38

Distribution Agreement with Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Pty Ltd to Help Beamz Education and Healthcare Products Bring Music to the Assistive Learning Community SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced an initiative to expand its distribution into the Australian market with its Beamz Education and Healthcare products. Beamz signed an...

Sea Creature Believed To Be Extinct Rediscovered In New Zealand
2014-06-18 12:57:16

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Recently, Dr. Paul Taylor and some colleagues from the Natural History Museum of London found fossilized remains of Protulophila -- small hydroids similar to jellyfish -- on rocks dated to less than a half-million years ago. These creatures were thought to only be present in the Middle East and Europe, becoming extinct four million years ago. However, a recent discovery in New Zealand has revealed the creature may still exist. The...

Latest New Zealand Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'