New Zealand Pursues Covid-Zero as Right-Wing Idiots Lose Their Minds

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Health officials in New Zealand said they’re still pursuing a covid-19 strategy of complete elimination, including the use of aggressive lockdowns, despite the rise in cases over the past few days.

New Zealand is cracking down on cigarettes for future generations

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If you were born after 2008 in New Zealand, you'll never, ever be allowed to buy a pack of cigarettes there. In new legislation expected to take hold next year, no cigarette or tobacco products will be available for people to purchase legally in the country.


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New Zealand Incinerates House to Make Fire Safety VR Experience


The New Zealand Fire Service has burned down an abandoned home to create a virtual reality experience called Escape My House , hoping VR immersion will help prepare homeowners for the worst. Palmerston North fire service training officer Chris Kennedy said 61 percent of New Zealanders claim they have a fire escape plan, but only 29 percent have practiced them, Image Credit: Murray Wilson / New Zealand Fire Service.

New Zealand to offer paid leave after pregnancy loss

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New Zealand will offer people who experience pregnancy loss three days of paid leave, following a unanimous vote in parliament. Prior to the bill, New Zealand already offered paid leave in the event of stillbirths, when pregnancy loss happens after 20 weeks.

New Zealand Goes Into Lockdown After First Mystery Case of Covid-19 Since February

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The government of New Zealand announced Tuesday the entire country will go into lockdown after the first mystery case of covid-19 since February was detected in the city of Auckland.

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick. On Thursday, Air New Zealand announced a strategic partnership with Magic Leap, with the airline developing immersive content that showcases the country as a vacation destination. Air New Zealand is excited to bring innovative, emerging technology to our.

New Zealand Lays Off Its Official City Wizard After 23 Years of Loyal Service

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Since 1998, UK-born Ian Brackenbury has been paid a solid $16,000 NZD (roughly 11,300 USD) per year to be the official wizard for the city of Christchurch in New Zealand.

New PSVR Mega Pack for EU, Australia & New Zealand to Come with 5 Top Titles, PS5 Camera Adapter

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Sony today announced a new PSVR Mega Pack hardware bundle for 2020, launching this month across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Sony says its 2020 VR Mega Pack will be available sometime this month through partner retailers across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Sea Lions Are Reclaiming Their Territory in New Zealand, Humans Be Damned

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In New Zealand, a growing sea lion population is getting comfortable in unexpected places, including along hiking trails and in at least one public swimming pool.

U.S. Issues Bizarre Warning About 'Health Risks' in New Zealand During Covid-19 Pandemic

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State Department issued a new travel warning for New Zealand this week, warning Americans to exercise “increased caution” because the country poses a “health risk” due to the covid-19 pandemic. The U.S.

New Zealand to Ban Tobacco Permanently for Anyone Born After 2008

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The government of New Zealand is preparing to ban cigarette smoking forever by anyone born after 2008, according to a new report from the news outlet Stuff.

Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game

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But Air New Zealand's new augmented reality experience for the Magic Leap One gives visitors an immersive taste of what the country has to offer without ever setting foot in the country. conference, the airline crafted a massive tabletop three-dimensional topographical map of New Zealand upon which the company's new Air New Zealand Fact or Fantasy Game is mapped and playable via the Magic Leap One.

Bat Sneaks Into New Zealand Bird of the Year Competition, Our Hearts

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New Zealanders are up in arms over a bat’s inclusion in this year’s Bird of the Year competition , a contest that ostensibly exists to crown a bird.

Niantic Launches Harry Potter Wizards Unite as Beta in Australia & New Zealand

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The land down under joins New Zealand (who gained access to the beta on April 16), as the lucky guinea pigs for the location-based game. The long-awaited augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter franchise from Pokémon GO masterminds Niantic is closer to release, as the developer has begun public beta testing of the app. On Tuesday, the beta version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, built in partnership with Niantic, Warner Bros.,

New Zealand Authorizes Several Film and TV Productions to Start Up, Including Lord of the Rings and Cowboy Bebop

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New Zealand Abandons Covid-Zero Strategy, Leaving Few Countries Still Pursuing Virus Elimination

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New Zealand will abandon its strategy of completely eliminating covid-19 from the country, adopting a new policy of learning to live with the virus and trying to achieve high vaccination rates, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a press conference on Monday.

HTC Applies for ‘Vive Eclipse’ Trademark in New Zealand

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HTC may have more than one new headset in sight than we initially thought when it registered the name ‘Vive Focus’ in the EU and US. It came to light via the Dutch publication Lets Go Digital that HTC has also applied for a trademark for the name ‘Vive Eclipse’ in New Zealand. The New Zealand Intellectual Property Office published a summary of the trademark application, showing a filing and submission initiated by HTC on October 6th.

Polynesians Discovered Antarctica Over 1,300 Years Ago, New Research Suggests

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Record-Breaking Bird Just Flew Nonstop From Alaska to New Zealand

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A conservation group has tracked a migration for the ages, in which a male bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand without taking a single break.

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Minecraft Earth Early Access Begins, Available In New Zealand And Iceland


The game is now available for download for users in New Zealand and Iceland only , with more countries available soon. New Zealand and Iceland are relatively small countries and large companies often roll out new software first to only a small percentage of the market to test out stability of their systems. Starting today, we will begin to roll out early access from country to country, starting with: New Zealand Iceland Not a citizen of either land?

Island Nation of Tonga Reports First Covid-19 Case of Entire Pandemic

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Tonga, an island nation roughly 3,100 miles southwest of Hawaii, reported its first case of covid-19 since the pandemic began, according to New Zealand’s Stuff news outlet.

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PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era. The post PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand appeared first on Road to VR.

HP Reverb G2 Pre-Orders Start Listing In Europe, UK & New Zealand

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Links for where to pre-order should either already be going live or coming soon to the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway and New Zealand. The post HP Reverb G2 Pre-Orders Start Listing In Europe, UK & New Zealand appeared first on UploadVR.

Why calling someone a 'Karen' ended up in New Zealand parliament

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On Wednesday, New Zealand's prime minister got as close as you can get to calling the leader of the opposition a "Karen" without directly yelling it into a loudspeaker. Jacinda Ardern, we heard that.

New Zealand Prime Minister Not Mad Just Disappointed in Covid-19 Patient Having Sex at Hospital

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The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has a message for people visiting loved ones in the hospital with covid-19: Having sex isn’t part of regular “visiting hours.”

New Zealand Scientists Built a ‘Volcano Bomb’ Cannon to Save Lives

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Volcanoes can kill you in many different ways. Are you on their slopes? A volcanic avalanche of superheated ash and gas or a sneaky lava flow would do it. Far across the bay? A tsunami caused by a collapsing flank will be delivered to your door. On the other side of the planet?

WellTown Is A VR Experience Built For An Entire City


New Zealand’s capital has transformed into an interactive VR city in hopes of enticing tourists and potential residents. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, looks to become the world’s first gamified VR city through a VR experience called WellTown , which promises to inject you directly into the heart and soul of the vibrant city, putting you in the shoes of both a tourist and resident. News HTC Vive New Zealand VR Gamified City WellTown

EON Reality Establishes Distribution Partnership with Accuteque for Australia and New Zealand

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As one of the top technological advisory firms in the area, the Melbourne-based company will now serve as EON Reality’s primary distributor for AVR development and education in Australia and New Zealand. “I’m I’m very excited to expand upon EON Reality’s connections in Australia and New Zealand through this promising partnership,” said Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality. can spread across the new region. IRVINE, CA, February 11, 2019 – EON Reality Inc.,

The AR App That Brings Graphic Novels to Life in New Zealand Schools


The New Zealand Ministry of Education has recently taken this philosophy one step further to reach tech-savvy youths. Fans of comic books and graphic novels believe that this medium is a way to get children interested in reading. The medium relies on text but also uses lots of images. This makes stories created in this way more accessible and engaging to young readers.

Larry Page Revealed as Another Tech Billionaire With Secret Residency in New Zealand

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The government of New Zealand confirmed on Thursday that Google co-founder Larry Page, the sixth wealthiest person in the world, has obtained residency in New Zealand, according to a report from the news outlet Stuff.

New Zealand Health Official Resigns Over Two Covid-19 Cases Imported From Britain

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The Lord of the Rings Cast Reunites for a Clever Anniversary Rap

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Star Wars ? Indiana Jones ? The Godfather ? Back to the Future ? Stephen Colbert says screw ‘em. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring , the Late Show host decided to declare Peter Jackson’s trilogy as the best of all time.

First-Ever L.E.A.P. Conference Teases The Future Of Magic Leap


This includes new blocks, additional cubes, and a new interactive character. Take the new Recorder Cube, for instance. Magic Leap continues its love of space-themed objects with the brand new Astronaut character. Air New Zealand Fact or Fantasy? For instance, after correctly answering a question regarding New Zealand’s sea life, I watched as a massive whale pulled a Free Willy and made an impressive leap over one of the miniature islands.

The Expanse's Power Couple Faces New Conflict in This Exclusive Clip

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Something Important Happening at 5:00 PM Today: Report

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Christchurch Terrorist Abused Steroids and Donated Money to Far-Right YouTubers

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Brenton Tarrant, the anti-Muslim terrorist who killed 51 people during two attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019 , abused steroids and donated money to far-right websites and YouTube personalities like Stefan Molyneux, according to a new report released by the New Zealand government.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Killing Pennsylvania Twice Over

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