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    Post by Guest on Thu 28 May 2009, 20:08

    simple just post something from your news today of something funny or interesting happening in your country........NOT crime or politics cos that'll suck the fun out of it



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    Cold snap brings icebergs
    4:00AM Friday May 29, 2009



    Strong winds at Mount Cook have blown more than 50 icebergs down to the southern end of the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. Photo / Glacier ExplorersStrong winds at Mt Cook have blown more than 50 icebergs down to the southern end of the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.

    The icebergs are near the Glacier Explorers boat jetty and can be seen from the public walking track. Wintry conditions have forced the early closure of boat cruises among the icebergs.

    "It's a fitting finale to an absolutely bumper season for us. All the ice currently in the lake will be our iceberg 'stock' for next summer," operations manager Bede Ward said.

    This season, Terminal Lake has had the largest iceberg calvings seen.

    On February 10, a slab of ice estimated at 250m long, 250m wide and 80m in height, plunged into the lake causing a 3m tidal wave.

    To meet increased demand this season, Glacier Explorers expanded its passenger capacity by adding a fourth craft and more trips to its daily schedule.

    The company will resume operations when the lake thaws in early to mid September.
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    Why peaceful NZ leads the world
    4:00AM Wednesday Jun 03, 2009
    By Isaac Davison


    New Zealand is a world beater. New Zealand has been judged the most peaceful nation in the world.

    An Australian thinktank recognised our stable political situation, relatively low rate of violence and decrease in military spending.

    The Institute for Economics and Peace list was created after the start of the global recession, finding the financial meltdown was dragging the world toward political instability and conflict.

    It laid out its key findings ahead of the publication of its annual Global Peace Index, a report prepared with the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    It also says New Zealand received the best possible scores for the likelihood of violent demonstrations, the homicide rate and the level of respect for human rights.


    The rise to first position is also related to the fall of Iceland from the top spot last year, which reflected the increase in violence following the banking collapse that engulfed its economy in September.

    Professor Kevin Clements from the University of Otago, who was on the panel of experts for the index, told the Herald: "The index is a pretty good reflection of countries people want to live in, because on bicultural issues and a variety of factors we are scoring well.

    "If you look at the top 20, they are all small nations based on strong welfare principles, all with good and relatively uncorrupt governance."

    Professor Clements, who is director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, said the National Government faced a challenge in preserving New Zealand's top ranking

    Top 10 most peaceful nations

    1. New Zealand
    2. Denmark
    2. Norway
    4. Iceland
    5. Austria
    6. Sweden
    7. Japan
    8. Canada
    9. Finland
    9. Slovenia

    Ten least peaceful
    1. Iraq
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Somalia
    4. Israel
    5. Sudan
    6. Democratic Republic of the Congo
    7. Chad
    8. Pakistan
    9. Russia
    10. Zimbabwe


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    Post by Guest on Thu 04 Jun 2009, 04:14

    this made the news today but it didnt happen here.......
    The Mayor of Zagreb has called for Freddie Mercury to make a comeback gig in the Croatian capital. On national television, Milan Bandic said he wanted to attract rock legends to the city. "I would like to see David Bowie play in Zagreb. And Freddie Mercury could come, too," he said. Mayor Bandic reportedly seemed shocked to be told that the Queen frontman died 18 years ago. (source: Ananova.com)
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    Armstrong's 'poetic' slip on Moon

    Neil Armstrong missed out an "a" and did not say "one small step for a man" when he set foot on the Moon in 1969, a linguistic analysis has confirmed.

    The researchers show for the first time that he intended to say "a man" and that the "a" may have been lost because he was under pressure.

    They say that although the phrase was not strictly correct, it was poetic.

    And in its rhythm and the symmetry of its delivery, it perfectly captured the mood of an epic moment in history.

    There is also new evidence that his inspirational first words were spoken completely spontaneously - rather than being pre-scripted for him by Nasa or by the White House.

    n the recording of Neil Armstrong's iconic phrase he says: "One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind". However, "man" and "mankind" mean much the same thing in this context.

    But on returning to Earth, he explained that he thought he had said "one small step for a man".

    Explanations offered for the discrepancy are that perhaps transmission static wiped out the "a" or that Commander Armstrong's Ohio accent meant that his "a's" were spoken softly.


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    Auckland, Hamilton below zero this morning
    9:54AM Friday Jun 05, 2009



    Temperatures in parts of the upper North Island dropped below zero this morning. Temperatures in the upper North Island have been colder than in many South Island areas this morning.

    It was minus three in Auckland and minus four in Hamilton. Those temperatures are the coldest of the year so far, and far colder than overnight temperatures in the South Island which are mainly in the positive range.

    Weather Watch analyst Philip Duncan says it is very strange to see the normal temperature ranges throughout the country, reversed.

    "That's basically due to the fact that the cold air left over from the Antarctic blast last weekend still remains across Northern New Zealand, while the rest of the country has seen a bit of a change overnight with clouds and a slight breeze developing ahead of another cold snap."
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    PARIS, France (CNN) -- A Pablo Picasso sketchbook with 33 pencil drawings disappeared from a locked glass case in a museum in Paris overnight, the French Ministry of Culture announced Tuesday.

    The police were immediately alerted, as was a special unit that combats the trade in stolen cultural artifacts.

    The sketchbook has a red varnished cover with the word "Album" inscribed on it in gold lettering, and measures 16 centimeters by 24 centimeters (6 inches by 9 inches).

    Picasso used the sketchbook between 1917 and 1924 when he was in his late 30s and early 40s.

    The period was extraordinarily eventful for the artist, including collaborations and tours with the Ballets Russes, his marriage to Olga Khokhlova, a dancer from the company, and the birth of his son Paul.

    Picasso was shifting from the famous Cubist style he helped create to his neo-Classical phase during the years covered by the sketchbook, according a biography on his official Web site.


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    Israeli woman throws out mattress with $1.5m inside
    New 12:39PM Friday Jun 12, 2009

    JERUSALEM - An Israeli woman mistakenly threw out a mattress with US$1 million ($1.57m) inside, setting off a frantic search through tonnes of garbage at a number of landfill sites, Israeli media reported.

    The woman told Army Radio that she bought her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise on Monday and threw out the old one, only to discover that her mother had hidden her life savings inside. She was identified only as Anat, a resident of Tel Aviv.

    When she went to look for the mattress it had already been taken by garbage men, she said. Subsequent searches at three different landfill sites turned up nothing.

    The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot published a picture of the woman searching through garbage at a dump in southern Israel.

    Yitzhak Borba, the dump manager, said the mattress would be hard to find among the 2500 tonnes of garbage arriving at the site every day.

    For her part, Anat said it could be worse. "People have to take everything in proportion and thank God for the good and the bad," she said.

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    Naked tunnel runner won't be charged
    8:40AM Monday Jun 15, 2009

    A man who was hit by a bus while running naked through Wellington's Mount Victoria bus-only tunnel last week will not be charged.

    Police said the man, who received minor injuries, was mentally unstable.

    - NZPA

    Slap naked in the middle of winter? the bus driver probably didnt see him waving him down with his.... silent Lmao
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    Post by Angelic on Mon 15 Jun 2009, 09:32

    scotty wrote:

    Slap naked in the middle of winter? the bus driver probably didnt see him waving him down with his.... silent Lmao

    With what Scotty? Rolling Eyes


    Lmao Lmao Lmao


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    Post by Guest on Mon 15 Jun 2009, 19:20

    Angelic wrote:
    scotty wrote:

    Slap naked in the middle of winter? the bus driver probably didnt see him waving him down with his.... silent Lmao

    With what Scotty? Rolling Eyes


    Lmao Lmao Lmao

    his...........wet bus ticket?....... Lmao Lmao
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    Bus ticket? Lmao Lmao Lmao


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    Post by Guest on Tue 16 Jun 2009, 19:16

    Angelic wrote:Bus ticket? Lmao Lmao Lmao

    wel it must have been all soggy and floppy Lmao
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    They rolled. They bounced. They shattered. Thirty thousand Giant Jaffas swept yesterday down the world's steepest road - Baldwin St in Dunedin.

    While most made it to their final resting place at the bottom of the hill, others were left by the wayside, having bounced and broken, or simply given up halfway down.

    The Cadbury Jaffa Race brought 1500 people to Baldwin St to pay homage to the annual racing of the balls.

    The event went off without a hitch as the crowd enjoyed the sunshine, music, a fashion parade, free chocolate and face painting.

    A large traffic jam formed as everyone tried to leave at the same time.

    Dunedin City Council events co-ordinator Marilyn Anderson described it as "the one and only traffic jam a year in Dunedin".

    Free buses from the Octagon were well patronised.

    "It's always good to see people take the buses," Mrs Anderson said.

    Asked if more free buses would be available next year, she said it would be taken "under advice" after a debriefing next week.

    Race tickets were purchased from as far away as Auckland, with numbers 21078, 28266, 27329, 01624 and 09228 coming down, in that order.

    Each number produced three winners who received grocery vouchers for first place, petrol vouchers for second, a gift card for third, a cellphone for fourth and a chocolate hamper for fifth.

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    Post by Angelic on Sat 01 Aug 2009, 22:16

    yahoo Whee cheers Party Serbia is a World Champion in Water Polo!!! yahoo Whee cheers Party





    Party Serbia beat Spain on penalties to win water polo worldsParty

    ROME — Serbia oulasted Spain in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out to lift their third title at the World Championships here on Saturday.

    The game finished 6-6 at full time and 7-7 after an extra period before Serbia clinching the sudden-death triumph.

    Andrija Prlainovic and Zivko Gocic missed for the Serbs while Guillermo Molina and Blai Mallarach failed to score for the Spaniards.

    It meant the shoot-out ended 3-3 and went into sudden death and when Mallarach missed again Milan Aleksic scored the winner.

    It was a pulsating game dominated by Serbia's Vanja Udovicic, who notched a hat-trick, and Spain's Xavier Garcia, who scored an amazing five goals.

    But the gold medal was decided on nerve.

    It was the first time that Serbia have won this title as a single country, having previously triumphed as Yugoslavia and then Serbia and Montenegro.

    "My guys gave everything they had and they deserved to win," said Serbia coach Dejan Udovicic.

    "Spain beat us in our first (group) match of this tournament and this victory over them is a good revenge."

    Spain's coach Rafael Aguilar was philosophical in defeat.

    "Penalties are penalties. We won in Melbourne two years ago (against Serbia for bronze) but tonight it went wrong," he said.

    Reigning champions Croatia took the bronze medal with an 8-6 defeat of the United States.




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    Post by Guest on Thu 20 Aug 2009, 20:24

    Fresh impetus for common border


    Prime Minister John Key says that passport-free transtasman travel is a long-term goal. New Zealand and Australia may be ringed by a common border within which travellers could move without passing through customs or immigration controls.

    After more than a decade in the wilderness, the prospect gained new life yesterday at a meeting between Prime Minister John Key and Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd.

    Although still a distant and fraught proposal, Mr Key said moves to speed up existing airport controls agreed by the two leaders were a building block to an eventual single border.

    annexation by stealth? next thing we know we will be getting called australians.........

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    Post by Guest on Sun 23 Aug 2009, 18:25

    something from serbia in new zealand newspaper.........

    BELGRADE, Serbia — Customers wanting to make a cash withdrawal in one Serbian city risked feeling the squeeze instead.

    Police in the southern city of Nis say they found a 2-meter (6.5-foot) python sprawled over a cash machine in the center of the town.

    Rescue unit commander Nenad Ristic said Friday that firefighters used a shovel and a bag to capture the snake.

    No one has claimed ownership of the python, which is presumed to be an escaped pet — and perhaps for good reason. Police say the owner will be punished for negligence.
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    Post by Angelic on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 06:59

    "I Cheated. This Is My Punishment."



    Shame can be a powerful punishment. Just ask the guy who had to stand at the corner of Leesburg Pike and International Drive in Tysons Corner, Va., on Wednesday morning.

    You know, the guy wearing the sign that said, "I CHEATED. THIS IS MY PUNISHMENT."

    William Taylor, of Centreville, Va., told a passerby that he cheated on his wife -- and she found evidence of it on his cell phone. So the wife doled out a rather creative punishment: He had to stand at the intersection during morning rush, wearing the handmade sign.

    People reported seeing him as early as 9 a.m., and his presence was discussed on several of D.C.'s morning radio shows. A little before 11 a.m., Taylor's wife texted him and said he'd been out there long enough. He removed the sign and skedaddled.

    Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner is one of the most traffic-clogged arteries in the area, making for maximum viewing pleasure.

    Hope it was worth it, buddy.


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    Post by Guest on Thu 01 Oct 2009, 23:11

    Cat collecting neighbour's eggs for owner
    8:31AM Tuesday Sep 29, 2009

    Strange but true

    Charlie the cat has found a different hobby from his regular collection of dead rats and birds -- egg poaching.
    No, he is not into poaching eggs in boiling water for breakfast. Charlie's into stealing freshly laid eggs from the neighbour's property, The Dominion Post reported.
    Gisborne couple Frank and Cheryl Amor have woken up every day to find fresh chicken eggs on their back doorstep, apparently carried there by their burmese cat.
    At first it was a mystery but they later realised Charlie was the egg bearer.
    "I was standing in the kitchen and I saw Charlie. He looked up at me, put his head down and this egg rolled out of his mouth."
    Charlie has delivered about a dozen eggs from the neighbour's free range hens.
    Mrs Amor said she was taking the eggs back before the neighbour took exception.
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    Post by Guest on Tue 10 Nov 2009, 17:32

    Visitors to Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World were stunned to see one shark give another shark an impromptu caesarean section.

    Staff were initially dubious when visitors came running to tell them there were baby sharks spilling from a wound in a female school shark's stomach - courtesy of a large bite by another shark.

    But they found a female with a large gaping stomach wound and four babies swimming in the tank.

    Kelly Tarlton's aquarist Fiona Davies (inset) said said it was common for sharks to take chunks out of each other, even in the wild, but she had never heard of anything like this.

    "It had to bite a certain part to let them out and do it without killing them [the babies] or her [the mother]."

    Ms Davies said the unusual delivery had probably saved the baby sharks' lives.

    Staff did not know the mother was pregnant and, had she given birth naturally, most likely at night, the babies would have been eaten by adult sharks and stingrays before staff could rescue them.

    The young sharks have been taken to a "nursery" tank with some baby eagle rays, where visitors can see them before they are released into the wild.
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    Post by Angelic on Wed 11 Nov 2009, 00:42

    scotty wrote:Visitors to Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World were stunned to see one shark give another shark an impromptu caesarean section.

    Staff were initially dubious when visitors came running to tell them there were baby sharks spilling from a wound in a female school shark's stomach - courtesy of a large bite by another shark.

    But they found a female with a large gaping stomach wound and four babies swimming in the tank.

    Kelly Tarlton's aquarist Fiona Davies (inset) said said it was common for sharks to take chunks out of each other, even in the wild, but she had never heard of anything like this.

    "It had to bite a certain part to let them out and do it without killing them [the babies] or her [the mother]."

    Ms Davies said the unusual delivery had probably saved the baby sharks' lives.

    Staff did not know the mother was pregnant and, had she given birth naturally, most likely at night, the babies would have been eaten by adult sharks and stingrays before staff could rescue them.

    The young sharks have been taken to a "nursery" tank with some baby eagle rays, where visitors can see them before they are released into the wild.

    Wow! How crazy is that? Shocked


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    Belgrade, world's "party capital"
    18 November 2009 | 12:40 | Source: B92
    BELGRADE -- A survey conducted by the Lonely Planet website has dubbed Serbia’s capital city "the world's top destination" when it comes to having a good time.


    The Red Hot Chilli Pipers recently added to the fun, albeit in broad daylight (Beta)


    Montreal, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Thessaloniki, La Paz, Cape Town, Baku, Oakland and Tel Aviv also found their place on the top ten list.

    The long years of bad press that kept Serbia off the map are now gone, and foreigners are realizing what locals always knew – that Belgrade "really rocks", reports are saying.

    "Belgrade is the world", says Deutche Welle, playing on a slogan seen during the 1990s opposition demonstrations, and Belgrade offers "varied nightlife".

    With an "exuberant population and its legacy as an intellectual hangout", night-out options in Belgrade include "electric watering holes for those in the know, modern summer clubs in barges on the Sava and Danube Rivers, or clubs in the basements of apartment buildings and faculties".

    Others might opt for "busy restaurants and bars of the Skadarlija district where one can often find a 'tour guide' who is eager to tell anecdotes to the guests".

    Those surveyed by the website also praised the city's electronic music scene, describing it as "one of the best in Europe, if not the world".
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    Post by Guest on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 18:55

    Kiwi blokes are among the world's most attractive, but New Zealand women are struggling in the good-looks competition, according to a website that lets only beautiful people sign up.

    Members of beautifulpeople.com rate applicants to the site on how good looking they are, then decide whether they're pretty enough to join.

    More than 4900 Kiwis have applied to join the site but only 1274 have been accepted - 33 per cent of men and just 17 per cent of women. The rest are apparently too ugly.



    The hotties in Scandinavia proved to be the world's most beautiful, with 65 per cent of Swedish men accepted and 76 per cent of Norwegian women.

    Kiwi men rated higher than Aussie blokes but more Australian women were accepted than New Zealand sheilas,

    ....thik i was in the other 67% that was too ugly ahahahahha
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    NZ to play serbia in soccer ...

    Post by Guest on Sat 23 Jan 2010, 18:15

    Ricki Herbert believes the All Whites' World Cup campaign is building perfectly, with confirmation they will play Serbia and Slovenia days before heading to South Africa.


    Although a date and venue for the match against Serbia have yet to confirmed, both nations have agreed to meet while in Austria during high altitude training at the end of May

    smart moneys on serbia.............
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    Post by Angelic on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 09:53

    scotty wrote:
    Although a date and venue for the match against Serbia have yet to confirmed, both nations have agreed to meet while in Austria during high altitude training at the end of May

    smart moneys on serbia.............

    Of course smart will... we'll see where you stand! Lmao Lmao Lmao


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