South African chef 'too fat' to live in New Zealand
"Authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country.
Immigration officials said Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 130kg (286 pounds), did not have "an acceptable standard of health"...
New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, with nearly 30% of people overweight...
His obesity put him at "significant risk" of complications including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease."
New Zealand earthquake: Christchurch deaths rise to 75
"The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 5km (3.1 miles) on Tuesday lunchtime, when the South Island city was at its busiest."
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2011 Christchurch earthquake
"a 6.3-magnitude earthquake... struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island at 12:51 p.m. on 22 February 2011 local time ."
- A painting showing the history of Greymouth District
"is seen on a building in the town in New Zealand. Families were informed there would be no survivors after a second blast occurred at the Pike River mine 50 kilometres north of Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast."
Human genes to be injected into goats, cows, and sheep
"Scientists have been given permission to put human genes into goats, sheep and cows for the next 20 years, to see if the animals will produce human proteins in their milk...
AgResearch hopes human proteins made by the animals could eventually be used to make "biopharmaceuticals" to treat rare human diseases
and boost New Zealand's income in the pharmaceuticals market."
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- ** Sarah : School rules in New Zealand ** par Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 8 September 2011
Sarah tells us about the rules in her school in Wellington, New Zealand.
- ** Sarah : School uniforms in New Zealand ** par Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 8 September 2011
Sarah describes the uniforms she wore when she was a student in New Zealand.
Lesson plans :
- Whale Rider, "a 2002 movie based on the 1987 novel by New Zealand Maori
author Witi Tame Ihimaera. Whale Rider is an adaptation of the book
with the author's involvement by Niki Caro, who also directed..." (Wikipedia)