England Lay Down the Challenge with the #Hakarena

The British sense of humour, and art of self deprecation, comes across loud and clear in Matt Dawson’s Hakarena. Before Kiwis start suffering from mass sense of humour failure, let’s take a moment to reflect on who started #hakafails To be fair, the present day All Blacks haka is a piece of great theatre. Dawson,…

New Zealand Criticised For Slavery, Sex Trafficking

“New Zealand’s anti-slavery laws lave been found wanting in a report by the US State Department which says New Zealand is a source of underage girls for the sex trade and a destination for foreign workers subjected to forced labour on fishing boats. The list of abuses is revealed in the department’s annual Trafficking in…

UARS Comes Down Over Italy

Video of the UARS coming down over Ventimiglia (Liguria) in Italy. The real thing, or a hoax? NASA ‘working to confirm’ satellite touchdown Early Friday, Italy’s civil protection agency warned that the probability of a crash in its northern territory had risen from 0.6 to 1.5 per cent, and urged residents to stay indoors, on…

Auckland Braces For Next Match

The city of Auckland is bracing itself for this evening’s All Blacks rugby world cup “sell out” match against the French. Those in charge will be hoping there’ll be no repeat of the chaos that plagued the opening night celebrations, during which public transport failed, there was mass overcrowding and city hospitals reached saturation point.…

UARS Real Time Tracking, Wise Men On Standby @ Eden Park

NASA’s UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) is due to burn up or fade away sometime Saturday Australasian time. Although most of the debris is likely to hit either ocean or uninhabited areas, spectators at tomorrow’s England v. Romania and All Blacks v. France matches may strike lucky and see a fireworks spectacular to rival that…