Mount Tongariro About To Blow?

Another reminder today that New Zealand straddles the Pacific Rim of Fire and is a geologically active country. Scientists have issues a yellow alert for Mount Tongariro following a recent increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes beneath the mountain. The volcanic activity comes against the background of other earthquakes  in New Zealand over the…

Murder On Prime Minister’s Doorstep

Another tragic and violent loss of life has occurred in New Zealand, this time in Helensville – the parliamentary constituency of John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand. The 12 year old daughter of Lee Ross McMurdo (32) found his lifeless body on the driveway of his home just south of the North Island village.…

Kiwifruit Dumped After Typhoid Scare, TB In Te Puke

Day’s after a televised broadcast of NZ Prime Minister John Key defending his country’s 100% Pure image on the BBC’s Hardtalk, the Bay of Plenty Times is running the story that tonnes of Kiwifruit have been pulled from the market after a Typhoid scare. “Kiwifruit worth $800,000 – including some bound for overseas markets –…