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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

One Direction to reunite??

August 14, 2017
Is One Direction ready to reunite?
One Direction fans have been given more hope of the band getting back together, making new music and touring again, by none other than Liam
The pop star made the claims in an interview with Buzzfeed, saying reuniting with his former bandmates is a matter of when, not if.
“Yes, I think we will reunite at some point in the future,” says Payne.
“We have to. I mean, we’ve got an album we haven’t even toured yet, and I want to write some more songs as well with the boys.”
To celebrate let’s watch my favourite One Direction song

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

World’s largest heart on display

August 6, 2017
The world’s largest heart has gone on display at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum
The organ belonged to one of two blue whales whose carcasses washed up on the shores of Trout River in Newfoundland three years ago.
Now visitors to a museum in Canada can see what the heart of the planet’s largest animal looks like.
The heart measures  1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m and would have weighed at least 181kg before removal.
“Some dinosaurs, like sauropods, are longer but by weight, the blue whale is the heaviest animal that has ever lived on earth and of course its heart is the biggest heart,” Burton Lim, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy at the museum said.
Blue whale carcasses are rarely discovered, as they frequently sink into the ocean’s depths due to having comparatively less blubber than other whale species.

United Nations impose ban on North Korea

August 8, 2017
The United Nations Security Council has imposed new sanctions on North Korea.
The sanctions come following the countries two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.
The resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. Experts think this will slash North Korea’s revenue by $3 billion over a year.
The sanctions have been put in place to try and force North Korea to stop their missile and nuclear testing.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Despacito now most watched video on YouTube

August 6, 2017
Despacito has become the most watched video on Youtube.
The Spanish-language song from Luis Fonsi, featuring reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, has clocked over 3billion views on Youtube.
Last month, it nabbed the title as most-streamed song of all time, with more than 4.6 billion streams on combined platforms.
“Despacito” is now ahead of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Fast and Furious anthem “See You Again” for the top spot.
This also adds to Daddy Yankee’s own records as an artist. He currently ranks as the most-listened artist globally on Spotify, having recently surpassed Ed Sheeran.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Gold found in Paeroa

July 30, 2017
A mining company has found a large quality of gold near Paeroa.
New Talisman Gold Mines has been looking for gold in Karangahake Gorge and has found over 300,000 ounces of high quality gold at one of its sites called Dubbo.
The company said they wanted to begin extracting small amounts of gold early next year.
Protect Karangahake, a group formed against New Talisman Gold Mines, has been protesting against all mining in the area since the company gained the green light for bulk sampling.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Flooding across South Island

July 23, 2017
Flooding has affected roads and prompted evacuations in towns and cities across the southeast of the South Island.
While the weather has now cleared, several states of emergency remain in place.
States of emergency and evacuations
States of emergency remain in place for the Otago region, including Dunedin and Waitaki, and for Christchurch and Selwyn. The state of emergency in Timaru has been lifted.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Paddon second in Poland

July 4, 2017
New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has finished second in Rally Poland,.
It was a one-two finish for the Hyundai team with Belgian Thierry Neuville winning.
Neuville is now just 11 points behind championship leader Sebastien Ogier who finished third in his Ford.
Paddon has gone 12 months without a podium finish so it was good reward for some hard toil.
Paddon has improved one place in the overall standings to seventh.
Ogier has 160 points to Neuville’s 149 while Latvala is on 112.
The next rally is in Finland at the end of the month