New Zealand

Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler at a 2004 performance in Japan. (AP Photo)

Aerosmith drops Indonesia show over security fears

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Aerosmith canceled a show in Indonesia after authorities there said they had foiled a bomb plot targeting the Myanmar Embassy. Concert promoter Ismaya Live cited safety concerns as the reason for […]

05/05/2013

Facebook privacy

Facebook changes your profile layout (again)

The word is out that Facebook has redesigned the Timeline layout and launched the new look in the test market of New Zealand. Media expert Cathy Taylor talks about it with KFWB’s Maggie McKay. Click to listen.

01/09/2013

Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit” movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept […]

11/19/2012

Air New Zealand finds magic in hobbit safety video

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Perhaps hairy-footed hobbits can teach us all something about safety. Most regular travelers pay little attention to those snooze-inducing inflight safety videos. But Air New Zealand has found some magic […]

11/02/2012

SoCal kayaker finds New Zealand message bottle

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A San Diego County kayaker has found a message in a bottle that floated all the way from New Zealand. The North County Times says 77-year-old Sonja van Hall kayaks nearly […]

10/18/2012

New Zealand city renames itself 'The Middle of Middle-earth'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The capital of New Zealand is billing itself as the capital of all things Hobbit. Wellington, New Zealand, will unofficially rename itself “The Middle of Middle-earth” for three weeks surrounding […]

10/08/2012

Facebook will charge to 'promote' user posts

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook has long declared that it’s “free and always will be.” And it still is – unless you want more friends to see what you have to say. The social media […]

10/03/2012

Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK (AP) – Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn’t find the same IQ dip for people who became frequent users of […]

08/27/2012

New Zealand Olympic venue evacuated over BBQ fire

(AP) – London’s Fire Brigade says about 300 people have been evacuated from New Zealand’s Olympic hospitality center after gas cylinders connected to a barbecue caught fire. The fire brigade said nobody was injured in […]

08/08/2012

'Spartacus' to end revolutionary run next season

(AP) – Starz network says it is ending its highly successful “Spartacus” saga next season. In an unusual move announced Monday, Starz will conclude this action-adventure series while it’s still a big hit, and after […]

06/04/2012

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