Siobhán O'Grady, The Washington Post Published 11:37 am PDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Brendon O'Hagan Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The existing New Zealand flag flies in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The existing New Zealand flag flies in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Brendon O'Hagan New Zealand spent $17 million on failed flag referendum. Now it wants Australia to change its flag instead. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It took 10 months and roughly $17 million for New Zealanders to decide they didn't want a new flag. That was an awkward discovery for then-Prime Minister John Key, who had pumped the time and money into a design competition for a new flag and a referendum on choosing one. But in 2016, after a … [Read more...] about New Zealand spent $17 million on failed flag referendum. Now it wants Australia to change its flag instead.
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WORLD NEWS 07/04/2018 10:11 pm ET The Megaupload founder's lawyers said their client would now be taking his case to the New Zealand Supreme Court. By Dominique Mosbergen WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that internet entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges. The court’s written decision rejected Dotcom’s appeal and upheld a lower court ruling in 2017 that the extradition could take place. The six-year legal saga is widely seen as a test for how far the United States can reach globally to apply American firms’ intellectual property rights. U.S. authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material. The Court of Appeal said the United … [Read more...] about Kim Dotcom’s Latest Appeal Against U.S. Extradition Rejected By New Zealand Court
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rick Warner Globe Correspondent June 12, 2018 Wherever you go in Australia and New Zealand, you see people who look like they’re auditioning for the next season of “Survivor.”The countries are teeming with adventurers of all ages, sizes, and nationalities who come to hike, bike, scuba dive, skydive, bungee jump, paraglide, parasail, zip line, or otherwise test their fitness, nerve, and dexterity.During a three-week visit down under, I went bridge climbing, scuba diving, jet boating, glacier hiking, black water rafting, and rolling down a hill in a giant, water-lined plastic ball. My wife joined me in all those escapades except scuba diving and ball rolling, which was understandable since she’s not fond of breathing underwater and gets motion sickness riding in a car. Advertisement During our first stop in Australia we climbed to the … [Read more...] about Travel: Trying out all the adventures Australia and New Zealand have to offer
Looking for great, affordable, dry white wines perfect for summer? Look no further than Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand. Year in and year out, this beautiful country best known for being the place where "The Lord of The Rings" movies were filmed produces some of the driest, most refreshing white wines. I've raved before about Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand's Marlborough region (all but one of the wines reviewed this week come from here). That's because these wines have such a distinct, delightful taste. Some inexpensive white wines have no flavor or character. But many New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs immediately stand out with their grassy, citrus-like flavors. And if you think they all taste the same, think again. There are subtle differences between each one of the wines reviewed this week. Plus there's the price factor. Seven of the wines recommended this week cost less than $10 a bottle. Many of them are also easily available at many wine stores around the world. I also … [Read more...] about Wine Press: 7 Super, New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs Under $10
Kimble Bent grew up restless in Eastport in the 1840s, running away to join the Navy at 17, then using his shipbuilder father’s money to adventure overseas. Oh, and he adventured, all right. He joined the British Army. Deserted the British Army. Then lived as a munitions maker with a New Zealand tribe under special protection — they wouldn’t eat him, but he best not squawk when they ate someone else. As an old man, he came out of the wild with a story to tell. Last month, Radio New Zealand featured Bent in its new “Black Sheep” series on villains and controversial figures in the country’s history. “Bent’s an interesting case as far as ‘villainy’ goes,” Radio New Zealand producer William Ray said. “At the time, his fellow soldiers thought he was a traitor of the worst stripe … To be honest, my basic impression is that he was a relatively normal guy, prone to making impulsive decisions but had a talent for … [Read more...] about Weird, Wicked Weird: How a Mainer went down in infamy in New Zealand