Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Omaui resident Nico Jarvis told the Otago Daily Times that she was shocked and planned a petition against the plan. She said that her three cats were the only way to combat a rodent problem in the area. “If I cannot have a cat, it almost becomes unhealthy for me to live in my house,” […]

New Zealand town with ‘too many jobs’ offering packages of land and homes for $165k

The Catlins (sometimes referred to as The Catlins Coast) comprises an area in the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The area lies between Balclutha and Invercargill, straddling the boundary between the Otago and Southland regions. A rugged, sparsely populated area, the Catlins features a scenic coastal landscape and dense temperate rainforest, […]

Escape to the ‘jungle’ right here in New Zealand

The heated Tree Tent is cocooned in native bush and even has a bathtub suspended from trees. The fridge is stocked with food, including steak and salmon; the barbecue is ready to go, and to top it off, wine and chocolates sit next to the bed. A night in the bush has never looked so […]

‘Something bold, different, unique’: The challenge of scoring new gang movie Savage

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Restaurant owner boycotting Wattie’s over campaign poking fun at Māori place names

Wattie’s spokesman Paul Hemsley, a crisis communications expert, said the company did not intend to offend and was pulling Māori place names from its campaign – apart from Piehia, which had attracted hundreds of other plays on te reo names on its Facebook post.

Jane Fonda wants you to feel the burn of the climate crisis

“When I first went to D.C and started with Fire Drill Fridays and wanted to meet with the young climate strikers who lived in that area, [Greenpeace USA executive director] Annie Leonard told me a number of them wanted to know, ‘Who is she? I know her as a workout person or I know her […]

Think the Commonwealth can save Brexit Britain? That’s utter delusion

In Australia, we have our own Land of Hope and Glory set who have been cheering the Brexiteers on to victory, as chaps would cheer on the home side at a good game of rugger on the playing fields of Eton. By and large, however, these Oz-Brexiteers have been confined to the right wing of […]

Meghan Markle’s £1 million wardrobe! Value of Duchess’ designer gowns and jewellery paid for by Prince Charles certainly added up after her wedding – but who will foot the bill after Megxit tomorrow?

Harry and Meghan traded their formal attire for casual looks as they took a boat across Sydney Harbour to Cockatoo Island for a special Invictus Games car challenge. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took the private vessel from Admiralty House in Kirribilli where they were staying a guest of Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Toronto Film Festival: No Taika, fewer films, but NZ still has strong presence

Written by Vowell’s wife Sophie Henderson, it’s a semi-autobiographical story inspired by their own reaction to starting a family. “Sophie and I are so excited to share our film with the world,” Vowell said upon the release of the film’s first trailer in July. “Baby Done came out of our fear of growing up and […]

World champ England still the benchmark in ODIs, says Aaron Finch

“They are still going to be a great side for a while,” the Australia white-ball captain said on Thursday, on the eve of the first ODI between England and his team since last year’s World Cup, “and it’s up to us and everyone around the world to keep challenging them and play our best cricket.