Posts tagged "new zealand"

The Auckland Version Of The Street Harassment Video Is Just Kind Of Boring

Can this video be my life? This is awesome. The New Zealand Herald hired model Nicola Simpson to recreate the Hollaback street harassment video by walking around Auckland for 10 hours and filming it. The result? Well, nothing. The time went by and Simpson was left, by and large, to go about her business. One…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

Let’s Ogle New Zealand’s All Blacks Rugby Team Doing The Shirtless Haka Post-Tournament Win

Rugby! Like American football, but the players aren't as huge and don't wear helmets. Right? I think. Well, whatever! The point is, New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team won the World Series Sevens tournament yesterday and celebrated by performing the traditional haka -- a traditional ancestral dance/war cry from the Māori people -- without their shirts on. Weird, suddenly rugby is my favorite…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2014

Leader Of New Zealand’s “Roast Busters” Rape Gang Goes Into Hiding

Joseph Parker, one of the leaders of that indefensible group of New Zealand gang rapists who call themselves the Roast Busters, has skipped town after allegedly receiving threats towards himself and his family. After the international media spotlight shown down upon he and his crew's revolting habit of luring in teenage girls, getting them drunk, gang…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2013

Two Girls Who Were Raped By New Zealand’s “Roast Busters” Were Reportedly Told They Were “Asking For It” By Police

Yesterday, we told you about the "Roast Busters," a disgusting sort of "club" in New Zealand where the members are privileged teen boys who lure teenage girls with alcohol, get them drunk, gang rape them and then brag about the rapes on the internet. While there is plenty of the latter on the internet to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 6, 2013

RIP Society: Police Looking For “Roast Busters,” Teen Boys In New Zealand Who Brag About Raping Drunk Girls [NSFW]

Trigger warning on the video   Several teenage boys in Auckland, New Zealand, who call themselves "Roast Busters" have been raping drunk girls and then bragging about it on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Ask.fm. According to CNN, one boy is the child of a police officer and another is "said to be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

Sorry, You Can’t Name Your Kid “Mafia No Fear” In New Zealand

Oh, you were thinking of naming your son "Anal," and you live in New Zealand? Too bad! The country's Internal Affairs department vetoed the name, along with 76 others, claming they were inappropriate, bizarre or offensive. A sampling of some of the verboten names? 4Real V8 Queen Victoria . Yes, somebody wanted to name their…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 1, 2013

New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Law, Breaks Into Song

Today New Zealand became the 14th country (counting France, which will make it official with a final vote next week) to legalize same-sex marriage, and they rang in equality in grand style. Once the vote was announced, the gallery cheered, and then a voice from the balcony started singing the traditional love song, "Pokarekare Ana,"…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 17, 2013

Teaching Old Dogs Really, Really New Tricks

There's a joke about how there's more sheep than people in New Zealand. And now, there's more driving dogs than anywhere else in the world, too. Members of the New Zealand Society For the Prevention of Animals wanted to prove how intelligent their shelter dogs were -- so they taught them to drive. Like, really.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2012

“Vagina” And “Discharge” Deemed Not Too Dirty For TV In New Zealand

Breaking news for the female anatomy! In New Zealand, it was deemed safe to use the words "vagina" and "discharge" in TV commercials. An advertisement for Carefree Acti-Fresh Panty Liners, which aired in July, was the first to drop the V-bomb on the country. Naturally, the Advertising Standards Authority received many complaints from "disgusted" viewers.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2012

Pole Dancing Prostitutes Destroying Street Signs In New Zealand

It's a sign of the times in South Auckland, New Zealand, where local prostitutes are being accused of destroying street signs by using them for pole dancing routines designed to attract customers. In the last 18 months, more than 40 poles have been bent, buckled or broken in the past 18 months and the signs,…

By: The Huffington Post / July 18, 2012

Knit New Zealand’s Penguins A Sweater Already

The penguins living on the shores of New Zealand's north island have been suffering of late, thanks to a disastrous oil spill that occurred there earlier this month. But! Now there's something we can do to help the little guys -- knit 'em some sweaters. It seems that penguin sweaters are needed to help kee…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 20, 2011

Topless Ukrainian Feminists Protest NZ Radio Station’s Mail Order Bride Contest

A notorious topless Ukrainian feminist group turned out to protest the New Zealand radio show "Win A Wife" contest that matches up a Kiwi man with a "mail order bride" in Ukraine. Nine women from Femen were outraged — rightly so — about The Rock FM's “Win a Wife” contest, announced on Valentine’s Day, i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2011

Radio Station Contest Gives Away Mail Order Bride As Prize

Wash your eyes after reading this post: A New Zealand radio station is on blast from human rights groups, the international community, and the entire Ukraine for announcing a “Win a Wife” contest on Valentine's Day in which the winner is flown to Eastern Europe, with interpreters, of course, to meet the mail-order bride of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2011

Blond Beauty Queen Accused Of Not Looking “Indian Enough”

Something else to dislike about beauty pageants: they create expectations about what women from different cultures "should" look like. Spectators booed Kiwi model Jacinta Lal, 21, when she won the MissIndiaNZ pageant in Wellington, New Zealand, because she told the New Zealand Herald some "small-minded people" thought she wasn't "Indian-looking enough to win the pageant."…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

Cash-Strapped Olympian Opens A Brothel

Embedded video from Logan Campbell, a cash-strapped Olympic hopeful, recently opened a gentlemen's club in New Zealand so he could raise money and continue the intensive training that he needs to make it to the 2012 London Games. Campbell reportedly needs to raise about $190,000 over the next two years to prepare to compete at…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 13, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Plants, Bartending, Sperm, & Jayden

Male and female plants "converse" with the molecules in the pollen (male) and the pistol (female). [EurekAlert] A woman in Alton, IL, was arrested for bartending in the nude. She faces a misdemeanor charge of "lewd entertainment." For such a naughty act, isn't "lewd" a wonderful word? [AHN]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 23, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Happy Baby Faces, Accidental Porn, And Healthy Sperm

When mothers see their own baby's face, areas of the brain associated with reward light up on brain scans, and they react most strongly when the baby is making a happy, smiling face. Happy babies make happy mothers. [EurekAlert!]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 7, 2008

One Woman’s Response To Catcalls: Stripping

A woman visiting New Zealand from Israel was about to use an ATM when some men whistled at her. She proceeded to calmly strip and use the cash machine before getting dressed and walking away. "She's not an unattractive looking lady," Police Sergeant Peter Masters said. After her naked withdrawal, the woman was taken to…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 23, 2008

Sluts of the World Unmasked!

Condom brand Durex did a study on the sexual partners of people around the world and found out the following: New Zealand's women are the most promiscuous, averaging 20.4 sexual partners. This makes New Zealand the only country where women out-whore men. Austrian men, however, are the most promiscuous of the dudes, averaging 29.3 sexual…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2007