Wellington - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Wellington New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot water WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation. The scientists found the water in the Alpine Fault was much hotter than expected, and could potentially be harnessed to generate electricit... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:15:00 GMT 2017-05-17T17:15:00Z It's a rap: Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand party ends WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during a two-week trial that ended Friday at the High Court in Wellington. The judge may not rule for months in the case in which music publishers for the Detroit rapper are suing New Zealand's r... Fri, 12 May 2017 09:16:00 GMT 2017-05-12T09:16:00Z New Zealand campaign had concerns using Eminem-like song WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The campaign manager for New Zealand's National Party said Wednesday she raised concerns during the 2014 election about using a song that sounded similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" but was told by industry experts it would be fine. Jo de Joux told the High Court in Wellington she was concerned that using the song "Eminem Es... Wed, 03 May 2017 09:51:00 GMT 2017-05-03T09:51:00Z Eminem song composer: New Zealand ad is 'blatant rip-off' WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The composer of the opening guitar riff for Eminem's "Lose Yourself" says the soundtrack of a New Zealand political ad is a "blatant rip-off." Jeff Bass told the High Court in Wellington on Tuesday that the song titled "Eminem Esque" that was used by the ruling National Party during its 2014 election campaign sounds like "Lose Yourself Lite." ... Tue, 02 May 2017 10:12:00 GMT 2017-05-02T10:12:00Z Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand political party begins WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday. The Detroit-based music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand's conservat... Tue, 02 May 2017 02:48:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:48:00Z New Zealanders evacuated from parts of coast as storm hits WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people in New Zealand were evacuated from some coastal areas on Thursday as the second major storm in just over a week made landfall near the North Island town of Whakatane. But residents of the nation's largest city, Auckland, breathed a sigh of relief as the remnants of Cyclone Cook moved past them to the east.... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT 2017-04-13T10:00:00Z New Zealand says US invokes immunity for embassy staffer WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities say they're unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity. Police said Saturday they responded to an incident in Lower Hutt near Wellington early on March 12. They said the American... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:36:00 GMT 2017-03-18T09:36:00Z US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump post-Trump WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It's one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It's another thing to go ahead and do it. But that's exactly what seems to be happening, on a small scale, in at least in one distant corner of the world. In New Zealand, the number of Americans who applied... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:26:00 GMT 2017-03-14T13:26:00Z US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70 percent WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It's one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It's another thing to go ahead and do it. But that's exactly what seems to be happening, at least in one distant corner of the world. In New Zealand, the number of Americans who applied for a grant of citiz... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:03:00 GMT 2017-03-14T05:03:00Z Peter Thiel became New Zealand citizen in California in 2011 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Silicon Valley billionaire and President Donald Trump adviser Peter Thiel was able to gain New Zealand citizenship in 2011 despite never having lived in the country, because a top lawmaker decided his entrepreneurial skills and philanthropy were valuable to the nation, documents reveal. Thiel didn't even have to leave Califo... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:02:00 GMT 2017-02-01T20:02:00Z Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns BEIJING (AP) — People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. The clues Trump has given about his foreign policy are a break with former President Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia," which re-emphasized Ame... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:55:00 GMT 2017-01-24T08:55:00Z A look at Bill English, New Zealand's new prime minister WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Bill English was sworn in Monday as New Zealand's 39th prime minister after John Key resigned. Here's a glance at English's life: Born Dec. 30, 1961 (aged 54). Simon William "Bill" English was raised on a farm near Dipton, which has population of about 150, on the South Island. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:28:00 GMT 2016-12-12T09:28:00Z 'Moana' a Disney hit but portrayal irks some in the Pacific WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Disney's animated movie "Moana" debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it depicts their culture. Of particular concern is the movie's portrayal of the demigod Maui, who is shown as enormous and egotistical, albeit with a good heart. T... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:30:00 GMT 2016-11-30T21:30:00Z