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2014-03-04 13:18:29

-The bulk of knowledge about alcohol consumption and problems comes from high-income countries. -The International Alcohol Control (IAC) study was established to collect and compare data from both high- and middle/low-income countries. -New IAC results show that heavy-drinking New Zealanders tend to buy cheaper, off-premise alcohol, and purchase it at later times. The International Alcohol Control (IAC) study is a newly developed international collaborative project designed to collect...

2014-03-03 16:20:32

Streamlined Processes Achieves Record Implementation Time Driving Greater Efficiency for Customers CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jade Software today announced that it was past the half way mark of a five port implementation of its Jade Master Terminal software in the United States. The successful implementation of Jade Master Terminal in Mobile, Alabama is the third of five planned Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) sites and follows successful implementations...

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 e-FX flows, including price formation, portfolio based skewing, optimised hedging, comprehensive analytics and rate customisation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/672173 ) MahiFX Ltd, the foreign exchange (FX) technology provider, today announced the launch of 'MFX Compass...

2014-02-27 16:33:26

Super Kid Cannon Launches on Google Play in New Zealand for $0.99! MIAMI, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After much anticipation, Super Kid Cannon launched today on Google Play in New Zealand, and the Skyjoy team couldn't be more excited about their red panda's arrival into the mobile gaming world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140227/FL73647 "We're very excited to release Super Kid Cannon to gamers in New Zealand, and hope the public takes to it, and emails us their...

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 e-FX flows, including price formation, portfolio based skewing, optimised hedging, comprehensive analytics and rate customisation. MahiFX Ltd, the foreign exchange (FX) technology provider, today announced the launch of 'MFX Compass [http://mfxcompass.mahifx.com ]', the most comprehensive and advanced...

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 categories included in the Fifth Edition of Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) Atlas recently issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) represent a significant step towards the provision of accurate breast density measurements to women by the renewed emphasis on volumetric assessments, according to Volpara...

2014-02-14 20:20:35

VANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - New Zealand oil and gas producer TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO) and (OTCQX: TAOIF) is pleased to provide its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013. TAG currently has 64,402,052 common shares outstanding (68,085,386 fully diluted) and at December 31, 2013 the Company had cash of $68.5 million, working capital of $71.2 million and no debt. "We continue to make significant progress on our strategy to...

2014-02-11 08:29:19

AMSTERDAM, LONDON, and BURBANK, California, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyeworks USA to Remain Independent As part of the studio's television growth strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire(1) all Eyeworks' businesses outside the US, in 15 countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand, adding 13 new territories to its network of production companies. Once...

2014-02-06 12:20:11

Total Toyota U.S. Exports Exceed 130,000 in 2013 - Highest Ever CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced it has begun to export U.S.-assembled Highlander SUVs to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Highlander exports are initially forecasted at approximately 29,000 units annually. The announcement was made by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Senior Vice President Bob Carter at the Midwest Automotive Media Association's annual breakfast during...

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

NASA 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. New Caledonia warnings were still in effect on February 5 as Edna continues moving along the southwestern part of the island. An Amber Alert was in effect for the whole southern province as well as the community of Canala and a Yellow Alert was in effect for the rest of the territory. NASA's...


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...

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...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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