Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand TV Host Mocks Australia’s Haters With “Warning” On How Gay Marriage Wrecked His Country

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Finding the same-sex marriage debate heavy going? Well, it may surprise you to find out New Zealand’s been through all this already. Which is why, on the eve of the November 7 postal survey vote deadline, our friends over the “ditch” have decided to give us some sage advice. This tongue-in-cheek “Open Letter to Australia” ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: New Zealand LGBT Youth Group Teaches Amusing Lesson On Why “Gay” Shouldn’t Mean “Bad”

Gay Star News reports: A video by a New Zealand youth LGBTI organization has gone viral for its quaint approach using farmers to teach people it’s not ok to say ‘that’s gay’. Rainbow Youth was established in 1989 and is run entirely by young LGBTI people. It just released its first ever national ad campaign with a funny video to ...

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NEW ZEALAND: MP Stuns Parliament With Revelation That Her Uncle Had Murdered A Gay Man [VIDEO]

The New Zealand Herald reports: Green MP Marama Davidson used a harrowing example of the impact on her family of homophobia, remembering a young gay man who was killed by Davidson’s uncle in the 1980s. Her voice breaking, Marama spoke of the man during Parliament’s formal apology to the men convicted for consensual acts at a time homosexuality was illegal. ...

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New Zealand Greets Tillerson With Middle Fingers

New Zealand’s Fairfax Media reports: The weather was awful and the mood of the locals wasn’t much better when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson​ arrived in Wellington. US media travelling with Tillerson were surprised by the number of people flipping the bird at Tillerson as his motorcade sped through town. New York Times correspondent Gardiner Harris said he had ...

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Enter The New Continent Of Zealandia

ABC News reports: We’re taught in elementary school that there are seven continents on Earth — Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. But geography textbooks across the world might have to add one more to that list — Zealandia. Zealandia is a continent that is 94 percent submerged underwater, which is why it took so long ...

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Homocon Peter Thiel Gains New Zealand Citizenship As Wealthy Doomsday Preppers Ready For The Worst

Gizmodo reports: The New Yorker has published a fascinating article about Silicon Valley tech titans who are buying up property in New Zealand as they prepare for the apocalypse. The super rich are worried about the poor grabbing “pitchforks” to overthrow the wealthy, and it turns out these elites aren’t just buying homes. Some, like Peter Thiel, are even getting ...

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Auckland Rings In 2016 [VIDEO]

The celebrations have begun! “Auckland, New Zealand is the first major city to welcome the new year. The city’s celebrations include a fireworks display, launched from the Sky Tower.” Are you working today? Where will you be tonight?

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VIRAL VIDEO: New Zealand All Blacks Haka

From the Sydney Morning Herald: On an occasion such as this, with the All Blacks becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups, one Haka was never going to be enough. After going with their ‘Kapa O Panga’ Haka before their 34-17 win over the Wallabies at Twickenham, New Zealand celebrated in style with a traditional ‘Ka Mate’ Haka ...

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Rugby’s All Blacks Star In New Zealand Air Safety Video

This is probably the highest production-value air safety clip you’ve ever seen. Over 2.5M views in one week. From the clip recap: “At Air New Zealand, we’re #CrazyAboutRugby. So for our latest inflight safety video, we called upon some very special Men In Black to brief our passengers.”

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Viral Video Of The Day

Via Mashable: It is the deepest show of respect. A large group of school children in New Zealand have honoured their beloved teacher by performing the traditional dance, the haka, as his hearse rolled into the school for the funeral. At least 1,700 boys at Palmerston North Boys’ High School on New Zealand’s North Island participated in the epic performance ...

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NEW ZEALAND: Queer Group Vandalizes More Banks And A Police Station

Via Stuff New Zealand: Three ANZ bank branches and a police station are the latest targets of “pinkwashing” overnight. Pink paint has been thrown over the front of the bank’s Ponsonby and Mt Eden branches and the Ponsonby police station, accompanied by letters outlining the reasons behind the attacks. The “pinkwashing” comes days after a glittering ANZ ATM money machine ...

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NEW ZEALAND: Gay Group Says They Vandalized Auckland Pride GayTM

Via Gay Star News: What is thought to be a homophobic attack on an ‘GAYTM’ which was installed on Ponsonby Road by ANZ Bank to celebrate Auckland Pride Festival this month may not be homophobic after all. The GAYTM was reportedly vandalized on Thursday night. A group calling itself  “Queers Against Injustice” posted a statement on Saturday saying they targeted ...

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NEW ZEALAND: Pride GayTM Vandalized

As I reported last week, a New Zealand bank has decorated its Auckland ATMs in celebration of this week’s pride events. Today one of the machines was damaged by an as yet unidentified vandal. The bank took to Twitter this after to vow that the machine will be “glittering again in no time.” Let’s hope we get to see the ...

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NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Bank Creates “GAYTMs” To Celebrate Pride Month

Via Stuff New Zealand: Sedate inner-city banking has been transformed with ANZ unveiling four fabulous “GAYTMs” in Auckland and Wellington to celebrate diversity and inclusion for New Zealand’s rainbow community. Dripping with rhinestones, the customised cash machines were accompanied today by ANZ staff dressed as their drag queen alter-egos, a colourful scene that stopped passersby in their tracks. “I think ...

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New Zealand Rings In 2015

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NEW ZEALAND: Christian Pastor Tells Gay Author To Commit Suicide

“We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book. Romans 1 clearly says god has rejected homos and they are worthy of death. You cannot be saved. Leviticus 20:13 reads ‘If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood ...

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempted murder for hire. The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim Perks. He was also charged with threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis, Perks said. ...

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Tweet Of The Day

We now BROnounce you husband and husband – http://t.co/vd7lO9hLkX — The Edge (@TheEdgeNZ) September 12, 2014 Details.

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NEW ZEALAND: LGBT Groups Angry Over Radio Station’s “Gay Marriage” Stunt

Two heterosexual men will marry in New Zealand tomorrow as part of a radio station stunt that will earn them a trip to the Rugby World Cup in Britain. LGBT groups are furious. A celebrant would make the union legally binding and Crowd Goes Wild television presenter James McOnie would be MC. The pair said their wedding vows would touch ...

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Kimbra – 90s Music

Last year Kimbra and Gotye won the Grammy for Record Of The Year with Somebody That I Used To Know. There’s somewhat of a Missy Elliot vibe to this, the lead single from her coming album, The Golden Echo, due in August. Billboard reviews: “Everyday be listening to 90s music!” Kimbra and her echoing chorus exclaims on the track, which ...

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