NEW ZEALAND – Meg, a black labrador-huntaway cross, disappeared after a crash in which the car she was travelling in rolled on January 31 in Purakaunui, near Dunedin.
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s introduction of an online census has caused consternation throughout with country, with the absence of an ethnic group choice, accessibility issues for the disabled and elderly, and fears that the nation’s most marginalised people won’t be counted.
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand is planning to release a rabbit virus across the country, in an attempt to cull the ballooning wild population.
NEW ZEALAND – A Gisborne councillor says a decision to have both Maori and English names for the city’s bay doesn’t go far enough and the name Poverty Bay should be dropped entirely.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – For nearly a week, Isaac Pulupe and seven of his family members have been living under a bit of canvas stretched between the remnants of his house, with little food, dirty water and no electricity.