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Which One Of These Flags Should New Zealand Pick?

It’s down to four: These are the designs that will advance to the next round of New Zealand’s flag referendum. Now the public will rank these four designs in a November vote. But which fern will win?

Watch SKY's Hilarious 'Full Metal Jacket' Ads For The NZ Rugby World Cup

As you might imagine, New Zealand got rather excited when it was given the hosting rights to the Rugby World Cup back in 2011. Unsurprisingly, it also won said international competition. Turns out SKY went to the trouble of putting together some rather funny ads for the event, featuring a would-be R Lee Ermey doppelganger whipping the channel’s cameramen into shape.

New Zealand's New Flag Will Almost Definitely Have A Fern On It

In May New Zealand opened the floodgates for a crowdsourced design to replace its century-old flag that started flying when it was still a British colony. Today, the country has announced a “long list” of 40 finalists, and most of them include one of two motifs that both represent ferns.

New Zealander's Self-Built 'Skysphere' Is The Retreat Of Your Dreams

Being able to escape to your own personal haven, complete with beautiful views and peaceful seclusion, is one of many dreams many of us have. Enterprising Kiwi Jono Williams decided to make his perfect retreat a reality and three years and $NZ75,000 later, he’s ended up with the above creation, dubbed the “Skysphere”.

New Zealand Is Joining The Private Space Race

It might be more famous for its sheep than its spacecraft, but New Zealand is about to join the private space race. A company called Rocket Lab is to build a new facility near Christchurch which will launch a payload into orbit before the year is out.

Kim Dotcom Gets To Keep His Cash, Cars and Mansion

For now at least anyway. The New Zealand courts have stepped in and stopped the US from seizing Dotcom’s assets. But the fight isn’t over yet.

James Cameron Wants To See Better Filmmaking Drones

Camera-equipped drones swoop and shoot aerial shots for TV and movies with gorgeous Planet Earth grandeur. Now, director James Cameron’s backing a new contest in New Zealand to find drone designs to make the flying cameras even better-suited to Hollywood.

This Guy Went Around The World In 80 Days The First Time He Travelled 

The death of a close friend rocked Chris Sypolt’s world. So, he did what any logical 44-year-old would do and set out on an an 80-day round-the-world trip. It was the first time he’d ever left the United States. This is what he learnt.

Go-Karts Meet Luge On This Dangerously Fun Downhill Thrill Ride In New Zealand

Watching Olympic lugers racing down those ice-slicked tracks looks like a lot of fun. But learning to safely steer those tiny sleds while lying prone on your back takes years of training. If you don’t have the time for that, the Skyline Luge in Queenstown, New Zealand is the next best thing. It’s a downhill race course where you ride a luge-like sled that’s steered similar to a go-kart, so all you need is a helmet and a few minutes of safety training.

New Zealand Shows Why National Parks Are So Important

This incredible satellite image is of the dormant volcano of Egmont National Park on New Zealand’s North Island. And that clear, sharp boundary on the left is where the park stops and human kind starts.

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