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2011-11-16 09:50:42

In an irony of nature, invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, according to a recent discovery that could change how scientists and governments approach the restoration of natural spaces.

2009-04-21 14:46:53

The New Zealand Geographic Board says it wants to make the names of the country's North and South Islands official and find new Maori names for the islands. Don Grant, chairman of the geographic board, said the body discovered while searching for Maori names for the islands that their English names

2008-08-26 15:00:39

By NEEMS, Jeff Yet more heavy rain has again raised the level of the Waikato River.

2008-08-19 15:00:52

By CRONSHAW, Tim A North Island investment group that specialises in syndicating dairy farms has entered Canterbury. The dairy investor, MyFarm, has a conditional contract to buy a 615-hectare property that includes four spray-irrigated dairy farms in Mid-Canterbury about 25km south of Ashburton.

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Kathy Marks *Indigenous tribes celebrate victory in fight for rights lost by breaches of 1840 treaty with Britain New Zealand took a momentous step to address the historic grievances of its original Maori inhabitants yesterday, handing back nearly half a million acres of Crown forestry land in a settlement worth NZ$418m (160m).

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2008-03-12 19:25:00

Early Friday morning, March 7, one of the world’s most endangered species—a North Island brown kiwi—hatched at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Bird House.

2007-08-16 15:23:40

Results from Manawatu's regional Mathex event at the Palmerston North Convention Centre last Friday. Year 5: Cornerstone Christian School, first, Carncot School, second and Russell Street School 1, third.

2007-08-10 15:04:36

By MILLER, Grant It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Members of Foodstuffs will browse two buildings' worth of food today and tomorrow so they know which products should be in most of our nation's supermarkets.


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Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii
2013-08-21 14:39:46

The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), also known as the darma wallaby or dama wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in western and southern areas of Australia. It has also been introduced into areas of Australia where it once lived and into New Zealand. It prefers a habitat within grassland areas. The tammar wallaby was first discovered in 1817 by a French naturalist named Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest. He found the wallaby on Ile Eugene, an island off the coast of Southern Australia, and...

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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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