NEW ZEALAND

Science

New Zealand Man Goes Swimming, Finds Footprints of Extinct Mega-Bird

“I was just going for a casual swim, so it’s escalated a bit.”
Sarah Emerson
5.10.19
climate change

At Least One in Six World Heritage Glaciers Will Be Gone by 2100

In worst case scenarios, nearly half of these protected glaciers would disappear by the end of the century.
Becky Ferreira
4.30.19
Munchies

New Zealand Prisons Installed Almost 200 Slushie Machines Last Year

The leader of the country’s National Party is calling the machines an “extraordinary waste of taxpayers’ money."
Bettina Makalintal
4.29.19
Munchies

This Man Really Took a Whole Dead Deer to the McDonald’s Drive-Thru

The drive-thru staff only charged the hunter for one of his three burgers.
Bettina Makalintal
4.24.19
Australia Today

The Christchurch Shooter Has Been Charged with 50 Counts of Murder

The man responsible for the shooting deaths of numerous Muslim worshippers last month was initially charged with just one murder. New Zealand police recently announced more than 50 additional charges.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
Christchurch shooting

How Christchurch Has Changed the Lives of Australian Muslims

"People have been looking at me longer than usual, and I wonder: 'Are they looking at me because they feel sorry for me? Or are they looking at me because they agree with what that man did?'"
Jennine Khalik
4.1.19
crime

Things I've Learned About Homegrown Terrorism by Tracking the Alt-Right

In 2015 I started reporting from Reclaim Australia rallies. That movement has now reached a tragic culmination in New Zealand.
Royce Kurmelovs
3.22.19
Views My Own

Egging Politicians Is Good, Actually

The egging of a xenophobic Australian politician shows how much power there is in confronting your opponents in public and making them look dumb.
Karen Geier
3.20.19
content moderation

Internal Google Email Says Moderating Christchurch Manifesto ‘Particularly Challenging’

Google saw an issue with moderating the Christchurch terrorist’s so-called manifesto in part because of its length, telling moderators to mark potential copies or sections as “Terrorist Content” if they were unsure.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
Christchurch shooting

New Zealand's Gun Laws Are Already Changing After the Christchurch Attacks

"To make our community safer, the time to act is now."
Zoe Madden-Smith
3.18.19
Orcas

Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious 'Type D' Orca

A NOAA expedition filmed the orcas, which have distinctive small white eye patches, off of Cape Horn, Chile.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.19
Space Junk

A Defunct Soviet Venus Probe Will Crash Into Earth After Decades in Orbit

Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
Becky Ferreira
2.26.19
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