Saturday, May 28, 2005

Maximus Leads Transatlantic Challenge:

The New Zealand super-maxi yacht Maximus took the lead in the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge when the schooner Mari-Cha IV had to stop for 12 hours to repair damage...
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[Via RobiNZ Personal Blog]

Kea Blog - Kiwi Politics:

Jason Watson has a blog focusing mainly on NZ politics but also some current affairs and IT content. I found it via David Farrar’s and have added his feed to my subscription list, its well worth a read.

Kea Blog

“'Well', you may ask, 'why the Kea and not the Kiwi?' I mean no disrespect to our diminutive little flightless night crawler but I think the Kea is a much nobler, stronger bird (it's a bit like comparing the Bald eagle with a Spotted owl). In a fight between a Kea and a Kiwi you would be digging a Kiwi shaped grave.”


[Via RobiNZ Personal Blog]

BBC To Use NZ Weather Software:

The BBC have adopted a computer graphic system developed in NZ for their weather reports.

News Item: Xtra: Business News: BBC To Use NZ Weather Software

Blog Item with details on technology & history: Living in Paradise: Weatherscape XT and the BBC

Press Release (video samples): Metra - BBC launches new weather format using Weatherscape XT - 14 May 2005

[Via RobiNZ CAD Blog]

Businesses move into blogosphere - New Zealand Herald

The local paper wakes up to business blogging. Nothing new but adds a local spin to the whole business/blog debate. Was this prompted by the recent Business Week story?

Businesses move into blogosphere ~ The New Zealand Herald

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