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2011-04-15 07:54:00

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Plan A Vacation Week - http://www.planavacationweek.com - features New Zealand vacations where visitors will find pristine beauty, deeply carved ravines and trek paths encircling the glorious Milford Sound.

2010-04-19 07:25:00

MONETA, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- How did Earth's natural lakes form? Receding glaciers and cataclysmic events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteorite impact are some of the generally accepted geologic origins of our planet's lakes.

2009-03-05 17:47:50

A man who discovered at age 57 that he had been switched at birth with another baby in a New Zealand hospital says he feels lucky to have two mothers. Fred George, who now lives in Massachusetts, flew to New Zealand this week to surprise his birth mother, Helen Churchman, on her 82nd birthday, the (Dunedin, New Zealand) Otago Daily Times reported. George and Jim Churchman, born Christmas Eve 1946 in the same hospital in Dunedin, somehow got assigned to the wrong mothers.

2008-10-01 15:00:40

By JAMIESON, Debbie in Wanaka WANAKA PRIMARY SCHOOL staff and pupils cheered when they learned their $21.5 million new school had been given the go-ahead yesterday.

2008-10-01 15:00:31

By JAMIESON, Debbie in Wanaka THE Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved a new master plan for the Wanaka Airport, allowing the airport to prepare itself for the next 30 years of development.

2008-09-29 14:41:04

By KNIGHT, Kim When Laura Hill learnt of her impending screen death she was philosophical. And now Shortland Street's freshest corpse is enjoying her afterlife. Kim Knight reports.

2008-09-26 15:00:36

By FEA, Sue in Queenstown A NEW childcare centre planned for Arrowtown might ease the backlog of more than 100 Arrowtown children waiting for a spot in child learning and care centres.

2008-09-24 15:00:49

Each week The Dominion Post asks someone about the people, places and events that have influenced them educationally, from the days of the old school yard through to their tertiary education.

2008-09-17 15:00:23

Dunedin will soon play host to Otago's biennial Festival of the Arts with a 10-day programme featuring 42 events and a cast of national and international acts. From October 3 to 12, music, opera, dance, theatre and literary performances will become an integral feature of the city's daily life.

2008-09-10 15:00:17

By JAMIESON, Debbie in Queenstown A$1.2 MILLION plan to redirect the Shotover River and help mitigate flooding in Queenstown came a step closer to reality this week.

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2006-02-20 11:14:38

The Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), sometimes referred to as Hoiho, is a penguin found in New Zealand, on the south-east coast of South Island, Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island/Rakiura, and Auckland and Campbell Islands. This is a medium-sized penguin with pale yellow eyes. It grows to approximately 65cm and the average weight for an adult is 5-6 kilograms. It has a pale yellow head with black feather shafts. There is a band of bright yellow running from its eyes around the...

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  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).