Archive for August, 2019


Fleeing paedophile seized on Heathrow plane in last-minute arrest

August 31st, 2019 by

Heathrow Airport police have released dramatic footage taken of the last-minute arrest of a man who was attempting to flee the country.The 34-year-old who was wanted in connection to sex offences against children, was found sat…

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New Zealand Passport potential design flaw a fern in travellers’ side

August 31st, 2019 by

New Zealand’s black book of travel is a source of pride, however the passport design might have a flaw that could lead to more than embarrassment for Kiwi travellers Being turned away at the gate because of some seemingly ‘cosmetic’…

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Return to Shawshank prison 25 years after Redemption film

August 31st, 2019 by

In the lobby of the Renaissance Theatre, Justin Tedders lifts his T-shirt: A poster for “The Shawshank Redemption” is tattooed across his entire back. The movie’s phrase “Brooks was here” is just above his right butt cheek.The 34-year-old…

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Brush with disaster: Toothbrushes are the new frontline in ocean plastic

August 31st, 2019 by

A chain of hotels has begun supplying a very specific solution dissolve ocean plastic pollution, one bristle at a time There’s plenty more toothbrushes in the sea.If ever there were words of comfort, these ‘aint it. This year…

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Streets run red in Buñol for Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ tomato battle

August 30th, 2019 by

More than 20,000 people pelted each other with ripe tomatoes Wednesday in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction. The party saw 145 tons of tomatoes offloaded…

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Google hosting more ads that break its own rules

August 30th, 2019 by

Daniel Walker Google says it’s working to improve as it’s found to be hosting more ads that are ripping off New Zealanders in breach of its own policy.Kiwis making their first steps in the confusing process of applying for a US…

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Internet spots disturbing feature in influencer’s photos

August 30th, 2019 by

The photos of a young woman in beautiful surroundings might seem too good to be true.However, apart from the perfect aqua-marine waters and flattering lighting, one internet sleuth noticed something strange. Something unnatural…

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Polish airline executive sacked after fat-shaming British Airways cabin crew

August 30th, 2019 by

An airline boss has been fired after posting photos of British Airways cabin crew online and labelling them “fat” and “unkempt”.LOT Polish Airlines’ cabin crew operations director Katarzyna Richter has faced heavy criticism for…

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Disney’s Star Wars Cola bottles get banned from flights

August 29th, 2019 by

Is that a bomb? Disney’s Star-Wars themed cola bottles have been banned from US airlines due to their resemblance to real explosives. There is no doubt that Disneyland’s $1billion Star Wars attraction has been an astronomic success.In…

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Six flags to set three records with tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster: Falcon’s Flight

August 29th, 2019 by

The Texan theme park famous for big thrills and bigger roller coasters has announced plans for the biggest thrill ride yet.This week, Six Flags said it is designing the world’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster ever created…

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