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Putting 400kg Of Explosives Below An Abandoned New Zealand Suburb For Science

It’s not every day that the average person gets to blow something up at their job. Even rarer: Getting to blow up the neighbourhood where you used to live. But as Next City reports today, that’s exactly what happened to the last remaining resident of an abandoned suburb that served as the testing ground for an experiment that may lead to safer, more earthquake-proof buildings.


Knitting Bones With Fact And Fiction: A Conversation With Design Culture Lab's Anne Galloway

The Design Culture Lab at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand is run by Dr Anne Galloway, an academic researcher whose inquiry takes the form of texts and photographic documentation, as you might expect of someone originally trained in anthropology. But you might not expect some of the other forms her lab’s work creates: artificially grown meat products; felted wool dinner entrees; a fictional government ministry and public program; a textile cast for a broken limb literally knitting its hard-soft structure together. These are all part of a three-year research project called Counting Sheep: New Zealand Merino in an Internet of Things.


A Guy From New Zealand Built His Own Rally Car In A Barn

Ever mucked around in your garage? Alex Kelsey has — he built a full-on rally car, fabricating some of the parts from scratch, in Coromandel on New Zealand’s North Island. The Peugeot-bodied car has been basically built from the ground up, with a 3.5-litre Formula Renault V6 and bulletproof wheel arches.


This 4K New Zealand Timelapse Transports You To Lord Of The Rings Land

Super-sharp 4k video, in the right hands, is powerful technology. Witness the grandeur of New Zealand’s dreamlike landscapes, brought straight to you by Martin Heck.


Giant New Zealand Carnivorous Snails Are Anything But Slow

Video: I’ve never seen a snail moving this fast in my life, but then I’ve never been to New Zealand where these creatures come from. The snails had to adapt to their isolation and became bigger and carnivorous.


Destroy New Zealand's King Joffrey Statue With The Power Of The Internet

The character of Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones is not a popular one, to put it mildly. Other than writing horrible fan fiction or cursing loudly at your television, there’s really no way to express one’s dislike for the king of the Seven Kingdoms. Well, there’s another avenue now, at least for the time being — you can watch a statue of the guy being destroyed very slowly, courtesy of our friends across the Tasman.


Breakfast Wrap: Tuesday Night's Best Stories

HTC One Live Blog: Follow The News As It Happened The all new HTC One has launched overnight in the US, and we were there. We’ll also cover tomorrow evening’s Australian launch.

HTC One M8 2014: Everything You Need To Know Here’s all the nitty-gritty detail on the One M8, including specifications, design and availability.

The New HTC One M8 Is Real, And It’s Gorgeous Feast your eyes on its metal beauty.

Jawbone UP24 Finally Released In Australia It’s been a long time coming, but one of our favourite fitness trackers is finally here.

Kogan Expanding Online Sales To New Zealand The Kogan online empire grows some more.


Kogan Expanding Online Sales To New Zealand

Online electronics seller Kogan is expanding its digital storefront to New Zealand, offering most of the same products that it already has for sale in Australia. Kogan’s own-brand products join electronics and homewares from brands like Samsung and Sony, with Kogan claiming prices up to 75 per cent lower than New Zealand retail competitors.


New Zealand Is A Magical Land With Or Without Elves

Shawn Reeder made this impressive timelapse of New Zealand after he decided to leave his home to become a film maker travelling around the world. His first stop was the country he always wanted to travel to “for as long as [he] can remember.” Looking at this video, it was a good decision.


Kim Dotcom Good Times Album Review: What A Mess

Following news that Kim Dotcom has launched a new music-streaming service called Baboom, I had a listen to the only available album on the site, Good Times, written and produced by Mr. Dotcom himself.