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New Zealand Aims to Become Predator-Free By 2050
Offbeat  (tags: Non-Native predators, Indigenous wildlife, New Zealand )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
New Zealand has set a goal of eradicating all non-native predators within 35 years in order to protect the country's indigenous wildlife.
The Great Escape Of Inky The Octopus
Offbeat  (tags: Inky, Octopus, New Zealand, Escape, unusual, wildlife, world )

Fiona
- 133 days ago - theguardian.com
Staff believe the common New Zealand octopus fled its enclosure when the lid was left ajar and headed to freedom down a pipe that leads to the sea. Inky went home...a great story. Please note, comment, forward.
EU Referendum ;UK Stronger in EU, Says New Zealand PM
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Referendum, UK, New Zealand )

Ray
- 143 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The prime minister of New Zealand has said Britain's position is stronger if it remains in the European Union
New Zealand Votes to Keep Flag in Referendum
Offbeat  (tags: National Flag, New Zealand, Referendum )

Ray
- 153 days ago - bbc.co.uk
New Zealanders have voted to keep their existing flag, preliminary results show, after a national referendum. The referendum asked whether the flag bearing the Union Jack should be replaced by a design called Silver Fern, which won an earlier ballot.
Woman Amazed to See a SEAL Clamber Onto Her ROOF Using Nothing But His Flippers After She Found It on Her Doorstep
Offbeat  (tags: seal, new zealand, house, roof, rescued )

Scooby
- 267 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A woman helped to guide a seal from harmâEUR(TM)s way after the sea mammal got stuck on her roof.
New Zealand: Mystery Over Scattered Possum Tails
Offbeat  (tags: Mystery, Animal, Possums, New Zealand )

Ray
- 303 days ago - bbc.co.uk
People in northern New Zealand have been left puzzled by the appearance of thousands of possum tails along the region's roads.
GE Free Report Gets Backing From Anti-Vivisection Group
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, ge, medical, report, animal testing )

Scooby
- 306 days ago - scoop.co.nz
A report released today by GE Free NZ highlights the many faults with 15 years of research on the genetic engineering of animals in NZ. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) are applauding the report as it shows how animal based research is
Live Pigs Strapped to a Table and Shot in the Head to Study Blood-Splatter Patterns
Offbeat  (tags: Science, New Zealand, pigs, experiments, animal cruelty )

Scooby
- 343 days ago - m.scmp.com
An animal rights group said that New Zealand researchers who secured live pigs to a surgical table and shot them in the head with a pistol as part of a study into blood-spatter patterns acted cruelly, and has urged them to end such experiments.
Earth: The Beauty Of New Zealand Night Sky
Offbeat  (tags: Night Sky, New Zealand )

Ray
- 367 days ago - bbc.com
Mesmerising time-lapse of the southern hemisphere skies from the Earth Capture community.
Plant Lover Spends Four Years GROWING His Own Church From Trees - and Spends Eight Hours Primping the Quirky Structure Every Tim
Offbeat  (tags: new zealand, trees, living, weddings, church, beautiful, pictures )

Scooby
- 417 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A man from New Zealand has dedicated four years of his life to carefully training tree branches so he could construct an enchanting church made completely from living trees.
Is This Furr-Real? Yet Another Seal Makes Its Way From the Water to Auckland's Streets
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, seal, streets, traffic, funny )

Scooby
- 444 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Locals in New Zealand were greeted by an unexpected visitor, when a seal swapped the ocean for the tarmac and laid out on a suburban street.
New Zealand Migration to Australia Reverses
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, Australia, migration )

Ray
- 457 days ago - bbc.co.uk
New Zealand and Australia have an agreement allowing their citizens to live and work freely in either country,For the first time in 24 years more Australians have moved to New Zealand to live and work than the other way around.
Animal Testing for Cosmetics BANNED - as Law Recognises They Can Feel Emotion
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, bans, good news, animal testing )

Scooby
- 463 days ago - closeronline.co.uk
Courts in New Zealand have passed a law acknowledging that animals can experience emotions in a landmark ruling.
New Zealand to Ban Cosmetics Testing Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, bans, animal testing, cosmetics, good news )

Scooby
- 512 days ago - scoop.co.nz
The government has taken a crucial step in improving the countryâEUR(TM)s animal welfare laws by announcing a ban on cosmetics testing on animals as part of the new Animal Welfare Act.
Hopes Are High' to Save Remaining NZ Whales
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Whales, wildlife, New Zealand )

Ray
- 556 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Hopes are high that over 60 stranded pilot whales have survived after they were refloated by whale conservation workers and volunteers.
 

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