Articles Tagged with new zealand

Janelle Monae Cancels Australian Tour

Monae and Kimbra.

American R&B and soul singer Janelle Monae has canceled all shows on her Australian tour due to an unexpected illness. Monae had to back out of her first two shows with New Zealand pop star Kimbra, according to The New Zealand Herald, initially postponing the rest of her shows until she could get medical attention…. Read more »

Nigella Lawson Allowed To Enter New Zealand

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Nigella Lawson may be banned from entering the US, but there is one other country at the other end of the map that is willing to have the celebrity chef on board. According to Yahoo, Nigella has been granted a special visa and is now currently allowed to enter New Zealand. In an interview, Immigration… Read more »

Bruno Mars Leaves Down Under In A “Frenzy”

bruno mars on tour down under

Bruno Mars and his Jungle Men continued grooving through their Moonshine Jungle Tour, wrapping up the Australia/New Zealand leg with a sold out Saturday Night crowd at Auckland’s Vector Arena – A crowd that Grammy winner Mars and his very capable band worked into a “frenzy”, according to the New Zealand Herald. Following an illness… Read more »

Vitamin D Supplements May Be Useless

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According to a new study funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, vitamin D supplements may be completely useless. Vitamin D has long been associated with many ailments such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, fractures, and depression. The supplements are commonly prescribed to millions of people each year, however this new study shows… Read more »

Justin Bieber Allegedly Signs Good Behavior Hotel ‘Contract’

Justin Bieber Signs New Zealand Hotel Contract?

Justin Bieber allegedly signed a contract “forcing” him to behave at a New Zealand hotel ahead of his tour stop in Auckland last week, according to a new report by the The Daily Star. It’s claimed Auckland’s five-star Langham Hotel, where Bieber reportedly stayed during his visit to New Zealand last weekend, insisted Bieber sign… Read more »

Facebook ‘Rape Club’ Gets Police Attention

Facebook Rape Club Takes Disgusting To New Heights

A Facebook “rape club” has gained police attention in New Zealand. Law enforcement officials say they are looking into a group of young men who’ve formed an online group to boast about luring underage girls and raping them as a group. Unfortunately, police do not seem to yet have hard evidence to prosecute. As Raw… Read more »

New Zealand 6.5 Earthquake Hits Near Wellington, Several Aftershocks

New Zealand 6.5 earthquake hits near capital of Wellington

A strong earthquake has hit the the South Island near New Zealand’s capital of Wellington, followed by several aftershocks. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the quake measured 6.5 on the Richter Scale and was followed by similarly strong aftershocks ranging from 5.9 to 4.5 in intensity. GeoNet states the first earthquake was… Read more »

Nike Samoan Tattoo Tech Tights Line Gets Yanked After Outcry

Nike Samoan Tattoo

Nike’s Samoan tattoo designs for their Nike Pro Tattoo Tech Tights for women runners were released last week. Now they’ve already been yanked from the market, thanks to complaints from the native Samoan community. The black and white traditional tattoos were featured on tights, sports bras, and other athletic gear for women. However, the Samoan… Read more »

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ World Premiere In Los Angeles

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will take place in Los Angeles

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, part two in Peter Jackson’s trilogy will have its world premiere in Los Angeles. The original, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, held the event in Wellington, New Zealand were the films were shot, in way of thanks to the locals for hosting the massive undertaking. Now, Jackson and company… Read more »

Man Sick Of Xbox Asks For Jail Instead Of House Arrest

Man Sick Of Xbox Asks For Jail Instead Of House Arrest

A man sick of his Xbox has opted for jail time over home arrest. The 19-year-old New Zealander called police on Tuesday asking to serve out the rest of his 11-month sentence in jail. Furthermore, he threatened to breach his house arrest if no one came to collect him. The reason being? He “had run… Read more »

Peter Jackson Closes Post Production Lab In New Zealand

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Peter Jackson has reportedly closed a post production lab he owns in New Zealand. The shift to digital has taken its toll on the post production lab. The Lord of the Rings director has decided to shutter this arm of the company as a result. However, Park Road will keep its sound, picture, VFX, and… Read more »

New Zealand Apocalypse-Free So Far: Your Move, Ancient Mayans

No apocalypse in New Zealand

Breathe a big sigh of relief, world. It is currently 12/21/12 in New Zealand, and no Mayan Apocalypse has been reported thus far. Because of time zones, the long-dreaded date that was meant to herald the end of times in the minds of the desperately gullible has already come to New Zealand and will pass… Read more »

People’s Choice Awards Winner Anton Cooper Beats Olympians

People's Choice Awards Winner Anton Cooper Beats Olympians

The 2012 BikeNZ People’s Choice Awards was claimed not by an Olympian but teenage mountain biker Anton Cooper. According to 3News, the People’s Choice Awards are chosen by the New Zealand public and the 18-year-old from North Canterbury made history earlier this year when he became the first ever UCI cross-country mountain bike World Champion… Read more »

Teaching Dogs To Drive In New Zealand

School In New Zealand Teaches Dogs To Drive

New Zealand: Island nation of the Māori people, fabulous flightless birds including the legendary Moa and the Kiwi, exotic Dolphin, unique lizards, and dogs who drive automobiles. Wait! What? Please rewind. Did you say, “Dogs who drive automobiles?” Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus, and, down under in New Zealand, well-meaning people really… Read more »

‘Hobbit’ Moviegoers Complain Of Nausea

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Nausea and migraines were reported issues for moviegoers seeing the world premiere of the Warner Brothers film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in New Zealand on November 28. Director Peter Jackson debuted a new format, doubling the frame speed to 48 frames per second rather than the standard 24 frames per second for his adaptation… Read more »

Mobile Phones Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes Study Finds

Mobile Phones Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes Study Finds

Mobile phones help smokers quit? Mobile phone usage has some interesting healthy side effects if this one study is to be believed. An almost addicting substitute in fact. Over two-thirds of travelers would rather lose wedding rings than phones. This may just prove the allure of our smartphone is enough to overcome the bad habit… Read more »

Snooki Posts New Baby Photo Of Snuggling With Little Lorenzo

Snooki Posts New Baby Photo Of Snuggling With Little Lorenzo

Snooki is easing into the role of proud mother, tweeting new pictures of herself snuggling up with nearly one-month old Lorenzo. The reality star tweeted the photo, which shows her bonding with the baby as she looks lovingly into his eyes, Us Weekly noted. “I love you,” the 24-year-old star of Jersey Shore wrote as… Read more »