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Climate change is swallowing up the Solomon Islands

THE DROWNING ISLES, THE SOLOMON ISLANDS ARE AN ARCHIPELAGO FILLED WITH IDYLLIC BEACHES AND PERFECT WAVES, BUT AS TEMPERATURES AND SEA LEVELS RISE, MUCH OF THEIR PRISTINE COAST IS DISAPPEARING… 352 more words

Climate Change

World Championships Review - Part 1

Written by Bob Snow – Oceania Athletics Life Member

The first of a 3 part review of the World Championships. Today, we bring you Days 1 through 4. 1,768 more words

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Roaming On Road Trips

For years, the girls have been trying to organise a weekend away in the Hunter Valley but our busy and conflicting schedules – coupled with the fact that when we last tried, our accommodation went into liquidation the weekend before we arrived – made it next to impossible. 435 more words

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Annette Kellermann - Professional Mermaid, Movie Pioneer, Liberator of female Swimmers

A woman walks onto a beach in her favourite swimsuit and is confronted by the police because her outfit is deemed inappropriate. Question: which year is it? 3,504 more words

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Anti-Muslim Australian senator chastised for 'appalling stunt' wearing burka in Parliament

By Rod McGuirk

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burka in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. 476 more words

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POP finalists in New Zealand

This press release identifies four projects chosen as finalists in the 2017 problem-oriented policing competition held by the New Zealand Police. According to the contest lead, “All these initiatives reflected what it means to be a high-performing organisation, with our people identifying issues, taking leadership of the solutions and working in partnership with others to bring the best results for our communities.”

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Last Stop: Auckland

I usually plan my trips perfectly. I usually check the yearly weather patterns in a certain country before booking my flights. Actually when I arrived in New Zealand the weather was perfect. 1,293 more words

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