September 17, 2019

Gareth Morgan trying to kill off Phoenix fans along with cats

Fresh from pointing his verbal gun at cats in New Zealand, Wellington Phoenix football club co-owner Gareth Morgan has shifted his sights to the loyal Phoenix fans. Morgan used to be known as an economist. Then he became better known as the dude who sired Trademe founder Sam Morgan. Gareth reaped … [Read more...]

Snow storm causes chaos in New Zealand

The snow storm that has gripped New Zealand for three days is set to continue for some time yet. Many schools in Wellington and the South Island have been closed. Airports and roads have also been badly affected. Power outages have become commonplace. "There is some way to go here before it is all … [Read more...]

All Blacks team to play South Africa named

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has announced his team to play South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. There are four personnel changes and two positional switches from the the side who beat Fiji 60-14 in Dunedin last week. Adam Thomson will play No.8. With Jerome Kaoino starting on the … [Read more...]

Pike River mine management waited “51 minutes to call emergency services”

Contractors working at the Pike River mine at the time of the explosion say management took 51 minutes to contact emergency services following last November's first explosion and initially had no idea how many miners were underground. Information released by contractors owed money by the mine … [Read more...]

Rare Emperor penguin turns up in New Zealand

For only the second known time an Antarctic Emperor penguin has turned up on New Zealand shores. Kapiti Coast resident Christine Wilton was walking her dog on Monday afternoon at Peka Peka Beach north of Wellington when she saw a "glistening white thing standing up" on the sand. "I thought I … [Read more...]

Old DC3 aircraft comes to the rescue for stranded ash cloud passengers

It first flew 67 years ago but a veteran DC3 aircraft is coming to the rescue for some New Zealand passengers left stranded by the volcanic ash cloud from the Chile Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. Even Air New Zealand was forced to cancel flights today to and from Christchurch, Dunedin and … [Read more...]

Retirement village resident dead for 12 days before anyone noticed

A renowned former New Zealand Symphony Orchestra musician lay dead for 12 days in his Wellington retirement village unit before anyone noticed. Richard Giese died of a heart attack last year, and his former wife - Myra Giese cannot understand why he was not found for so long. A coroner's hearing … [Read more...]

Brave teen waitress uses karate to beat off two attackers

An 18 year-old woman from Wellington, New Zealand is being hailed by police for her bravery after turning the tables on two men who tried to drag her into a car. The waitress was walking home from a nightshift along Taranaki Street at 6.15am when she passed a man, who grabbed her and started … [Read more...]

Research breakthrough over exploding black holes

Scientists have shed new light on the phenomenon which causes black holes to explode. The New Zealand research team was led by Victoria University Professor of Mathematics Matt Visser, and included scientists based in Spain and Italy. They have found the conditions which cause black holes to … [Read more...]

Hobbit filming finally underway in NZ

Martin Freeman's career defining role as Bilbo Baggins is finally underway with the filming of the two Hobbit movies commencing in New Zealand. After months of delays including funding issues, actors union action and health scares for director Peter Jackson, the two Lord of the Rings prequels are … [Read more...]

Airport Manager sacked for “Admiring” staff members equipment

A manager at Wellington Airport, New Zealand was sacked after taking part in "sexual activity" with a staff member in the workplace. Dieter Ravnjak had worked at the airport for 20 years, but a camera installed in the airports emergency operations centre caught him enthusiatically "groping" a … [Read more...]

Dorsal fins at dusk – swimmer has ‘Jaws’ moment

A pod of Orcas were being watched by a crowd on shore at Scorching Bay,Wellington, New Zealand, when they noticed a lone swimmer in the water. A lot yelling got no response. As two Orca started closing in on the swimmer he eventually heard the cries of alarm and saw what all the yelling was … [Read more...]

Serepisos sells half of Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix owner Terry Serepisos is set to sell a fifty percent stake in the club to Ahsan Ali Sayed, a wealthy Indian businessman based in Bahrain. Ahsan Ali Sayed is the owner of Spanish La Liga side Racing Santander. The deal is set to make the Phoenix debt free and enable Serepisos to … [Read more...]

Sharks and swimmers share beach in NZ

Reports of up to 20 sharks off Matarangi Beach in New Zealand were not enough to deter swimmers from cooling off yesterday. Temperatures in many parts of New Zealand soared past 30 degrees celcius which put swimmers in the water and brought sharks closer to shore. Holidaymaker Holly Davis, 34, … [Read more...]

Three new caps in NZ team to play Pakistan

Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori will miss New Zealand's three Twenty20 cricket internationals against Pakistan to try and overcome a back injury. Newswarped thinks the pain might be more in his head from doing most jobs in the black caps team all at once over the last year. He probably needs some … [Read more...]