Tag Archives: New Zealand

Mary Gets The News

Copyranter tips us to the above billboard posted by an Auckland church.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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Kimbra – Cameo Lover

How would you classify this style?

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NEW ZEALAND: A Man May Not Marry…

My pal Leif Wauters points out New Zealand’s rather exhaustive and confusing list of who a man may not marry. Daughter’s son’s wife? Wait, what? Same-sex marriages don’t appear on the banned list, possibly because New Zealand offers civil unions. Leif and his husband were forced to emigrate to New Zealand last year because of DOMA. They are watching the …

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Richard Simmons For Air New Zealand

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Gays Caused The NZ Earthquake

From the website Christchurch Earthquake: “To the hundreds of thousands of people who suffered because of the Christchurch earthquake: Ask yourselves: ‘Was the profit from meals, accomodation and transport from 900 poofters and lesbians attending ‘Gay Ski Week’ worth the $4 billion damage, worth the homes destroyed? Was it worth going to sleep night after night not knowing if the …

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Major Quake Rocks New Zealand

It’s the second major quake to strike Christchurch, New Zealand in less than six months.

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HomoQuotable – Will Coxhead

“I’m absolutely gutted that a couple of people in the gay community have ruined this for everyone else. I’m proud to be gay, proud to be an Air New Zealander and extremely proud of my role in the safety video. Obviously there are some people in the gay community that can be a little precious and need to lighten up. …

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Pikachunes – Just A Boy

The video for this nicely retro electro single from New Zealand’s Miles McDougall seems like it’s going in some gay direction, what with the solo boy and the rainbow unicorn, but by the end it’s not so clear. McDougall’s voice reminds me a bit of that Crash Test Dummies dude.

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Massive Quake Rocks New Zealand

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake centered near Christchurch rocked New Zealand today. The quake hit at 4:30am Saturday morning local time and initial press reports are light on details so far. Aftershocks are continuing. As is the case for breaking news these days, Twitter users are providing the most information. It appears that tsunami warnings have not been issued.

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Quote Of The Day – NOM

“An earthquake is beginning: If ‘gay is like black,’ then ‘Christian is like racist.’ The early warning signs are now taking place all over the globe. In New Zealand, Exodus Ministries was just stripped of its tax-exempt status, on the grounds that helping gay people lead Christian lives is not a charity.” – NOM reacts to yesterday’s news that New …

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No Public Benefit: “Ex-Gay” Group Denied Charity Status In New Zealand

An “ex-gay” group related to Exodus International has been been judged to have “no public benefit” and therefore ineligible for charity status. The Charities Commission says the Exodus Ministries Trust Board is not performing any public benefit, because being gay is not a mental disorder and does not need curing. The trust is affiliated with the United States-based Exodus Global …

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Air New Zealand Safety Film: Hot Ruggers & A Rebuffed Kiss Request From A Steward

The new passenger safety film from Air New Zealand is cute enough and includes lots of hotties from the famed All Blacks rugby club. But I’m not sure how I feel about the kiss request from the male flight attendant, which is turned down with a grimace by the handsome player. At the 2:45 mark.

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Animals Are Gay, Part II

Two elderly male otters died within an hour of each other at a New Zealand zoo yesterday. Handlers say that the second one probably died of heartbreak after watching his mate pass away. Zookeeper John Miller said the Asian otters, who were 19 and 16 years-old, had been best friends for 15 years. It’s thought that having each other for …

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Photo Of The Day

This is how the HBO series Hung is being advertised in New Zealand.

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Cougars On The Hunt

This amusing ad for Air New Zealand is creating some controversy among rape prevention activists there, who claim it “promotes predatory behavior.”

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Obama To Appoint Gay Man As Ambassador To New Zealand

Let’s hope this isn’t Obama’s big surprise at the HRC dinner. An administration official says President Barack Obama plans to nominate an openly gay lawyer as the United States’ ambassador to New Zealand and American Samoa. The administration official says Obama plans to nominate David Huebner to the post. The official would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of …

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Flight Safety From Air New Zealand

Notice anything about their uniforms? UPDATE: JMG reader KJ points out their blooper reel and their fun site. (Tipped by JMG reader Jim S)

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You’re Doing It Wrong

New Zealand’s annual all-nude rugby tournament was interrupted by a fully-clothed streaker, who may be in this shot somewhere, not that anyone will notice. Kudos to the cameraman for his timing, not a ball in sight.

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