replaced by districts (Territorial authorities of New Zealand). Malua (Malua (horse)), foaled in 1879, was the most versatile Australian Thoroughbred racehorse, winning classic races on the flat and the VRC Grand National Hurdle before becoming a good sire. The legendary New Zealand bred Carbine (Carbine (horse)) was one of the early champions of the Australian turf, Shaw, John H., “Collins Australian Encyclopedia”, William Collins Pty Ltd., Sydney, 1984, ISBN 0-00-217315-8 and was later inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. His descendants, the New Zealand bred horses, Phar Lap and Tulloch (Tulloch (horse)) (the first horse to win more than ₤100,000 in Australia) also became champions of the Australian turf. Bernborough, Kingston Town, Heroic (Heroic (horse)) and Makybe Diva (bred in England) were other champions that have been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. On 31 March 2011 Black Caviar (Black Caviar (horse)) was rated the best Thoroughbred racehorse in the world by Timeform (with a 135 rating) for the period of 1 October 2010 to 27 March 2011. Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand
in Australia and New Zealand; in the latter location it is often confused with the katipo spider. * ''S. grossa (Steatoda grossa)'', often known as the cupboard spider. A dark-colored spider which resembles specimens of ''Latrodectus'', though without the characteristic bright marks found on most widow spiders. This spider is known to occasionally prey on true widows. Bites by ''S. grossa'' have been known to produce symptoms similar to (but far less severe than) the bites
To Hear The Music"'' included backing vocals from Anika Moa and Bic Runga. Their third album, ''"There My Dear"'', was released on July 24, 2006 and is a return to a more rock-based sound reminiscent of Straitjacket Fits' last album ''"Blow"''. Due to some time off between studies, Wilson signed for New Zealand side Richmond Athletic (Richmond Athletic F.C.) for the 2011 Nelson Pine Industries First Division season and has since returned back to England
Gõhl''', the winner of the Fort William event. **After a season in which only one rider is a multiple event-winner (Mountain Bike World Cup 2006#Downhill), seven bikers finish within 300 points of first place and Englishman (England) '''Steve Peat''', the 2002 (2002 in sports) and 2004 (2004 in sports) Cup champion and thrice a world championship (Mountain Bike World Championships#Men 2) silver medallist, claims the Cup title in view of his winning the Willingen event
. However, none of the 2008–09 events (2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series) were folded into the 2009 World Cup (2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens), as that year's World Cup fell three weeks after the USA Sevens and three weeks before the Hong Kong Sevens. Dreadlocks are associated most closely with the Rastafari movement, but people from many ethnic groups in history before them have worn dreadlocks, including many ancient Semitic and Indo-Aryan peoples of the Near East and Asia
and the Netherlands. By early 1983, the song had crossed over to the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 (Billboard Hot 100), where it eventually reached number-three, becoming Gaye's first top five pop hit in five years. It also hit number-one on Canada's RPM Singles chart (RPM (magazine)) and New Zealand, where it stayed atop the charts for six weeks, and also hit the top 40 in Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Eventually selling more than a million copies, it would become Gaye's biggest-selling hit
, helping to make ''Midnight Love'' a platinum-selling success. Due to its success, Gaye was up for three Grammy Awards for the song, winning two including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Instrumental with Brown. Gaye performed the song at the 1983 Grammy Awards (25th Grammy Awards); his live performance was released on the 1994 album ''Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I''.
Islands: Hip Hop and the Samoan Diaspora.” In The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture, ed. by Dipannita Basu and Sidney J. Lemelle, 180-199. London; Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto Press, 200 The Floormasters hip hop dance crew appeared on the show in 1983. Hip Hop Firsts In the early 1980s, Earl Woods brought his son Eldrick to "That's Incredible
- Anime News Network publisher Anime News Network date February 4, 2003 accessdate May 21, 2008 Some of the show's original depictions of mature content including violence, sexual humor, and coarse language, as well as some controversial cultural discrepancies were edited out (Editing of anime in American distribution) for broadcast.
Māori legend of ''Te Hokioi'' or ''Te Hakawai (Hakawai)''. This was said to be a colorful huge bird which (in some versions of the legend) in ancient times had occasionally descended to Earth to carry off humans to eat, but generally lived in the clouds unseen. Only its cry, after which it was named, could be heard. Indeed, the ''hokioi'' seems to be a composite
, representing Wide Bay at the Under 12 to Under 15 levels before captaining the Under 14 Queensland Development side that toured New Zealand in 1996. Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand
'''New Zealand''' ( south of the Pacific island areas (Pacific Islands) of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity (Biodiversity of New Zealand) of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
Polynesians settled New Zealand in 1250–1300 CE and developed a distinctive Māori culture. Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer, was the first European to sight New Zealand in 1642 CE. History of New Zealand. Newzealand.com. In 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Māori Chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, making New Zealand a British colony (Colony of New Zealand). Today, the majority of New Zealand's population (New Zealanders) of 4.5 million is of European descent (New Zealand European); the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture (Culture of New Zealand) is mainly derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration (Immigration to New Zealand). The official languages are English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language, with English predominant. The country's economy was historically dominated by the export of wool, but exports of dairy products, meat, and wine, along with tourism, are more significant today.
Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament (Parliament of New Zealand), while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet (Cabinet of New Zealand), led by the Prime Minister (Prime Minister of New Zealand), who is currently John Key. Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II) is the country's head of state and is represented by a Governor-General (Governor-General of New Zealand). In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils (Regions of New Zealand) and 67 territorial authorities (Territorial authorities of New Zealand) for local government purposes. The Realm of New Zealand also includes Tokelau (a dependent territory); the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing states in free association (Associated state) with New Zealand); and the Ross Dependency, which is New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica (territorial claims in Antarctica). New Zealand is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Pacific Islands Forum and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.