Area 64

Updated 16 March 2016 Recently E2NZ.org has been getting some traffic from backlinks to reddit discussions about something known as Area 64 (presumably based on the international area code for New Zealand?) and we’re aware of some defamatory remarks that have been made about either the E2NZ.org site admin or our members. Area 64 and…

NZ Wine Fails to Make the Grade, Rejects Headed for Asian Market

Another New Zealand product has been rejected overseas for failing to ‘make the grade’. Yesterday China rejected a consignment of water for having too much nitrite, today we learn a shipment of wine has been stopped by the EC for having too little alcohol. Stuff.co.nz reports that a 1,000 bottle consignment of Bannockburn Riesling, (Otago…

Three Hour Riot at Gisborne New Year’s Eve Festival

New Zealand’s reputation as a safe, peaceful place has taken yet another hit. The international press has picked up on the story about a riot at New Year celebrations in Gisborne, a town known for its drug and gang problems. Gisborne’s riot came days after a similar riot at the Britomart Rail Station, Auckland just before Christmas…