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News of Zealand

The Sinaloa Cartel Just Tried To Smuggle 110kg of Meth Into NZ, Experts Say

Hidden in golf cart batteries, the haul found by Customs could be worth around NZ$17 million.
Zoe Madden-Smith
3.5.19
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New Zealand's Elite Mini Golf Scene Is At War With Itself

“I’ll wrap my putter around your head,” one top-flight mini golfer allegedly told another.
James Borrowdale
1.24.19
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Coastal Erosion Is Depositing Human Remains Onto This New Zealand Beach

Local iwi have imposed a ban on the beach near Maketū after thigh bones, two skulls and other remains were found on the sand.
Zoe Madden-Smith
1.22.19
News of Zealand

A New Zealand Company Is Now Allowed to Grow High-THC Weed

Hikurangi Enterprises will grow some of the strongest strains ever legally imported into the country.
Zoe Madden-Smith
1.21.19
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Rodeo Fans Threaten Animal Rights Activists at Event in New Zealand

"My kids are telling me to punch you in the fucking face," one person can be heard saying in a recording of the altercation.
Zoe Madden-Smith
1.14.19
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You Could Own Your Own Nudist Camp in New Zealand

It includes a swimming pool, a mini-golf course and a whole lot of bare butts.
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.20.18
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New Zealand to Hold Recreational Cannabis Referendum at the 2020 Election

Justice Minister Andrew Little said they still need to figure out exactly what the big question will be, but that the referendum will be binding.
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.18.18
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New Zealand’s Rocket Lab Launches NASA Satellites into Space

"We have lift-off."
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.17.18
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New Zealand Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Almost Extinct Parrot

"It's just a fucking bird," he told his co-workers after stomping on the kea.
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.12.18
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New Zealand Finally Passes its Medicinal Cannabis Bill

But the opposition National Party calls the new law “lazy and dangerous”.
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.12.18
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Vigils Planned Across New Zealand For Grace Millane

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern summed up the nation's state of mind after the 22-year-old's murder as one of "hurt and shame".
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.11.18
News of Zealand

Man Appears in Court for Murdering UK Backpacker Days After She Arrived in New Zealand

Grace Millane disappeared on the eve of her 22nd birthday.
Zoe Madden-Smith
12.10.18
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