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,” […]

‘Could be a bit strange’: New Zealand bars to reopen but fun is kept at arm’s length

“We understand people are keen to socialise and visit their favourite establishments, however, restrictions remain in place and safety is the number one priority,” the spokesperson said. “Officers will maintain a visible presence in our communities and continue with reassurance patrols around licensed premises”

Australian media broadcast footage from Christchurch shootings despite police pleas

“Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online,” the police said in a statement. “We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.”

New Zealand Film Commission says Kiwi tax dollars didn’t fund Mulan’s Communist Chinese connections

“Dear Disney,” he wrote. “At the United Nations I’m trying to sound the alarm on China’s destruction of its Uyghur Muslims. Now your film Mulan pays tribute to the very entities involved in herding 1 million Uyghurs into camps … Do you think the camps are Disneyland?”

Country Calendar endures as a wonderous window into rural New Zealand

Tiffany is sent to find a dress for a bride-to-be in Australia. The client wants “unique, Great Gadsby Hollywood glamour”. Tiffany chooses a gown the client rejected, saying it’s “very Elizabeth Taylor, but with less divorces”.

Australia open for CHRISTMAS: All states and territories except one want borders down by December in new COVID-19 road map – as PM plans to let New Zealanders enter the country

‘So, that means, when we’re in a position to do so, and when the Acting Chief Medical Officer has come to a set of arrangements with New Zealand, then we would be able to have New Zealanders come to Australia. 

El Paso Police Confirm Arrest of Walmart Shooter: White Male Aged 21

The law enforcement boss refused to confirm what weapons were used, but referred to social media posts in which the suspect is shown with an AK-47. The killer, reportedly identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, was armed with a rifle that he used to kill 20 and injure many more at a Walmart in El Paso […]

Australian prime minister criticizes TikTok suicide video

He took the extraordinary step of attacking TikTok in a video a day after the last two Australian journalists working for Australian media left China for fear of detention and the Chinese foreign ministry announced Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a Chinese state media journalist, had been detained because she was “suspected of carrying out criminal […]

Hero tradie stands guard outside a mosque to protect Muslims every Friday prayers in the wake of the Christchurch massacre

Heavily-armed police officers guarded the entrances to both the Al Noor and Linwood mosques during prayer sessions in the weeks after the shootings. 

Meet the six canine officers who are out to bust the drug network and fight crime in Bengaluru

ACP Ninga Reddy Patil said all six have been going out on field duty. He said, “Some of them work straight for 6-9 hours and still do not get tired. They sometimes go on night raids and we give them the next half day to rest.” Deputy Commissioner of police, Whitefield, D Devaraja said, “With […]