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2014-09-10 08:37:02

First P2P Globally to Launch with $100m Capital AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept.

2014-09-09 08:25:20

The So You Think You Can Write grand prize winner will be offered a two-book publishing contract, a series-specific editor, marketing and PR support, social media training and a summit meeting with

2014-09-08 08:36:36

Agreement covers the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept.

2014-09-03 08:34:30

DUNEDIN, New Zealand and HERSHEY, Pa., Sept.

Kunzea robusta flowering branchlet
2014-08-28 03:00:47

At the stroke of a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the last 31 years been incorrectly regarded the same as a group of 'weedy' Australian shrubs and small trees.

2014-08-28 04:21:16

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug.

2014-08-22 12:28:24

MarketOptimizer.org adds "Synchrophasors in Smart Grid in Key Countries, Update 2014 - Market Volume, Average Price and Market Size Forecasts to 2020" to its store. DALLAS, Aug.


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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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The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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