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New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

Source: BBC, Wed April 17, 2013
New Zealand's parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

Tokelau islands shift to 100% solar energy

Source: BBC, Mon November 12, 2012
Tokelau has become the first territory able to meet all its electricity needs with solar power, officials say.

More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

Source: UN News Centre, Sun October 03, 2010
Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them into civilian life.

Truck rescue for beached NZ whales

Source: BBC, Fri September 24, 2010
Rescuers have begun moving the 24 survivors of a pod of 80 pilot whales that beacame stranded on a beach in New Zealand.

New Zealand retracts plans to open up rare frog habitat to mining

Source: Digital Journal, Thu August 12, 2010
It was hoped for, but not certain until Tuesday when the government of New Zealand announced it was cancelling a controversial proposal to open up parts of conservation areas to mining.

Get off my lawn - cause this 100-year-old’s about to mow it

Source: 3 News, Fri November 13, 2009
Arthur Wilson is 100 years old.

Controversial conservation group Sea Shepherd unveil new weapon against whaling

Source: Sideways News, Thu November 05, 2009
The new stealth, high-tech anti-whaling boat of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society waits in Auckland Harbour ahead of its departure to the Southern Ocean.

Swap dogs for fish, green academics say this article opens in a new window

Source: Sideways News, Tue October 27, 2009
Pet owners should consider swapping their dog for a rabbit or goldfish if they care about the environment, according to academics Robert and Brenda Vale.

YikeBike could be an answer to congested city travel

Source:, Mon September 07, 2009
Watch out Segway. There could be another mode of electric transport making it’s way across the globe if Southland, New Zealland inventor Grant Ryan has his way.

Rejected Man Hides Engagement Ring for Twitter Treasure Hunt

Source: Gizmodo, Thu June 04, 2009
This diamond engagement ring is now hidden, patiently waiting for treasure hunters as its owner -- 29-year-old rejected man Anthony Gardiner -- gets ready to tell clues about its location via Twitter.

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