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2014-06-11 12:28:19

Exclusive distribution agreement provides access to new market of more than 95,000 patient beds NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville, Tennessee-based

2014-06-09 08:20:42

International Study Analyzed Vacation Spending Habits Among Residents in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand; Study Found Taxes, Baggage Fees and Booking Fees Rank

2014-06-05 23:04:33

Classic Holidays Acquires Monad Pacific Management Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Australian Timeshare Management company, Classic Holidays,

2014-06-03 23:11:11

Mobile advertising leaders come together to promote location-based marketing tools for large agencies, merchants and publishers in Australia and New Zealand. San

2014-05-30 23:09:37

Award-winning learning system celebrates 10 years of providing online education to more than 1 million language lovers worldwide. Christchurch, New Zealand (PRWEB)

2014-05-29 23:00:30

DAE Appoints New Zealand Customer Service Manager Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Worldwide holiday exchange provider, DAE, has appointed a new

2014-05-28 08:32:22

DUNEDIN, New Zealand and HERSHEY, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Edge announced today that it has entered into a contractual agreement with MultiPlan, Inc.

2014-05-27 08:29:31

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent New Zealand study published in the American Journal of Public Health, which claims to exonerate a link between fluoride and

Aussie's Can No Longer Claim The Kiwi's Origins
2014-05-23 11:52:31

New Zealand’s iconic kiwi is not related to Australia’s emu, but instead is derived from the extinct Madagascan elephant bird, according to a new study in the journal Science.

2014-05-22 23:00:17

New Appointments Take DAE To Next Level Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Global vacation exchange provider DAE has announced a new Regional Manager


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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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.