Articles By Reissa Su
From Society 6:57 pm
Japan has wrapped up its whaling campaign in the Pacific with 115 whales caught and killed in its two-and-a-half month operation. It is the second whaling hunt of Japan since the United Nations' international court had ordered Japan to stop catching and killing whales in the Antarctic.
From Health 5:24 pm
A new study has revealed nearly 1 in 3 parents think their obese children do not have health problems. Researchers found children who were asked to visit an obesity clinic have parents who think their overall health is "excellent" or "very good.
From Companies 4:46 pm
Air New Zealand has given its stranded passengers NZ$1,000 or US$850 as compensation for enduring a three-night flight delay. Passengers aboard Flight NZ9 were due to leave late July 26 from Honolulu to Auckland when airline officials announced it was experiencing mechanical problems.
From Economy 4:27 pm
Australia's AAA credit rating has been affirmed by Standard & Poor's due to the country's strong public finances, low debt and deficit. The credit rating agency appears more "relaxed" about the federal government's budget, according to reports.
From Politics & Policy 1:12 pm
Kim Dotcom, the Internet mogul and Megaupload founder facing extradition to the U.S., is confident his Internet Mana Party will get 5 per cent of the votes in New Zealand's upcoming election in September. According to reports, Dotcom's political party is predicted to appeal to the young and first-time voters.
From Society 12:02 pm
A new scam involving the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has gone viral in Facebook. The viral post with the eye-grabbing headline "Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile" attracts Facebook users to click on its link featuring an alleged "live video" of the MH17 crash in Ukraine.
From Science 11:48 am
Global warming has led to the "dramatic" loss of ice on New Zealand's Southern Alps. According to a new study, the mountain range has lost 34 per cent of its permanent ice and snow since 1977.
From Society 9:44 am
Australia has been ranked one of the best places in the world to live in with the recent United Nations Human Development Report reaffirming the country's position. The 2014 UN Report said Australia ranked second in the world for human development.
From Tech Jul 29
New Zealand ATM operator BItcoin Central has announced it will close its facilities and sell its equipment within the week. According to reports, the banks in New Zealand refused to provide the necessary facilities even though Bitcoin Central has completed the legal requirements.
From Society Jul 29
The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "violation of international law" and declared every effort will be made to bring the perpetrators to justice "no matter who they are.