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Severe weather warnings in place for most of New Zealand

MetService has issued a several weather warnings covering most of the country today. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Severe Thunderstorm Watch Area: Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu Period: 0hrs 30min...

‘More co-governance, bureaucracy in new Three Waters bill’ – ACT

“Far from pulling back from co-governance in Three Waters, Labour has doubled down,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court. “, the Government introduced its...

Three Waters: ‘New legislation to improve water services and protect community ownership’ – Mahuta

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the Water Services Entities Bill is the first of several pieces of legislation to establish a new system...

What Killed the Megalodon? Scientists Say Great White Shark Out-Competed Fearsome Fish

It’s terrifying to think that a better hunter than the largest shark even known to exist might still be alive today, but according to...

Watch: Battery fires lead to suspension of electric bus services in Paris

Two electric buses recently caught fire in Paris, leading to a suspension of services while the causes of the spontaneous combustions are investigated. One such...

Budget 22 ‘investing in biosecurity for future economic security’ – O’Connor

The Government is strengthening New Zealand’s biosecurity system as part of Budget 2022 to help protect our vital primary sector and native flora and...

Flower Found in Ecuador After Supposedly Going Extinct Decades Ago

The plant in question was reportedly identified by researchers during the first few hours of their search effort. A wildflower thought to have been extinct...

Giant But Harmless Joro Spiders Spread Across Eastern US, New Research Reports

Despite a frightening appearance and unsettling size, the spider is unlikely to cause significant disruption to local ecosystems or harm to humans in the...

WATCH: Woman Carries Escaped Lion in Arms Like Toddler Throwing Tantrum, Leaves Netizens Shocked

Keeping exotic animals like lions, tigers or cheetahs as pets is legal in several countries in the Middle East and South Asia. In a bizarre...

Watch: Rare pink handfish spotted for the first time in 22 years

Researchers in Australia have filmed a pink handfish off the coast of Tasmania, the first time the species has been seen in 22 years. The...

Watch: Elephant thanks motorist for stopping

A viral video clip appears to show an elephant thanking a motorist for stopping. The elephant was part of a herd which was crossing a...

Watch: Video of elephant climbing a fence goes viral

A video of an elephant trying to climb a fence in India has gone viral. The footage of the beast was captured at the Nagarahole...

400 private jets travelling to Climate Summit COP26 will create 13,000 tons of carbon dioxide – Sunday Mail

According to a report in the UK's Sunday Mail, there are 400 private jets travelling to Glasgow. The jets are transporting high-ranking political and business...

Coral-damaging sunscreens banned in Thailand

White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and sun – Thailand is an absolute holiday paradise for tourists from all over the world. But mass tourism...

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