New Zealand focused on innovation and tech-friendly culture

Technology savvy Kiwis appear to have a very bright future ahead of them, as the world continues to tumble forth amidst a digital golden age, with industries throughout the world becoming increasingly aware of the need to adapt and evolve. As part of a culture-of-innovation research study published by Microsoft News in October, some 88% of business … Continue reading New Zealand focused on innovation and tech-friendly culture

Gunman who killed dozens in New Zealand mosques pleads guilty to terrorism

The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday. The attacks targeting people praying at the mosques a year ago shocked the nation and prompted new laws banning the deadliest types of semi-automatic weapons. It also … Continue reading Gunman who killed dozens in New Zealand mosques pleads guilty to terrorism

The positive aspects of video game addiction you probably don’t know

The traditional psychological approach to researching video game violence has been to ask “What do games do to young people?” rather than “How do young people use video games?” The traditional approach seeks to substantiate the harmful effects of games on individuals who are considered to lack the knowledge and strategies to make sense of … Continue reading The positive aspects of video game addiction you probably don’t know

Will New Zealand’s ‘new gun law’ end mass shootings?

AS she foreshadowed in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre last Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just announced a ban in that country on specific military-style firearms. It will soon become an offence to own or possess semi-automatic firearms and shotguns with detachable magazines capable of firing more than five cartridges. Later this month, the government … Continue reading Will New Zealand’s ‘new gun law’ end mass shootings?

List of some Muslim worshipers confirmed dead at New Zealand’s Christchurch

They were teachers, engineers and accountants. Some had migrated to New Zealand decades ago, fleeing conflict or seeking a better life, while others were only in the Pacific Island country for short visits. Many died while trying to protect others, according to family members. Officials in New Zealand have not yet released the names of the at … Continue reading List of some Muslim worshipers confirmed dead at New Zealand’s Christchurch

New Zealand cabinet approves tougher gun laws

Image shows the NZ mosque shooter, Brenton Harrison Tarrant New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that her cabinet has made an in-principle decision to tighten gun ownership in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosques massacre. "We have made a decision as a cabinet, we are unified," said Ardern. The New Zealand prime … Continue reading New Zealand cabinet approves tougher gun laws

What to know about the New Zealand mosque shooter

On 15 March 2019 two mass shootings rocked the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, resulting in the deaths of 49 people, while 48 others were injured in one of the most resonant incidents in the country in recent years. One of the suspected gunmen, a 28-year old Australian, apparently called 'Brenton Tarrant', entered the Al Noor … Continue reading What to know about the New Zealand mosque shooter

New Zealand mosque shooter could be a white supremacist

There are "further questions to be answered" by Silicon Valley’s tech giants following the terror attack in Christchurch, according to New Zealand’s prime minister - but she might find the answers unsatisfactory. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and others 'broadcast' footage which showed the massacre. I use the word ‘broadcast’ deliberately - and some of the internet … Continue reading New Zealand mosque shooter could be a white supremacist

Grace Millane’s killer to be charged with murder

  A man will be charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand. The 26-year-old man has been speaking with police in Auckland in relation to her disappearance, officers said. Ms Millane, 22, was last seen in the city on December 1.   Her family have been left “devastated” by the … Continue reading Grace Millane’s killer to be charged with murder

Shortest Day of the Year is Today June 21

The world's shortest day for 2017 is here and now for residents in New Zealand. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 will have the least amount of sunlight in the country, and astrologers say there will be about 14.5 hours of darkness in Auckland. Dunedin, which is located in the far end of the country, will as … Continue reading Shortest Day of the Year is Today June 21