NIWA probes Climate Change Impact
The Government is offering the National Institute of Water and
Atmospheric Research (NIWA) $4.9 million to probe the climate change
impact on New Zealand’s marine life. The Government initiative is part
of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest round of
As part of NIWA’s investigations, insight will be shed upon the
impact of atmospheric carbon dioxide on the ocean and sea life. NIWA
ecologist Vonda Cummings said that the studies will focus on the Hauraki
Gulf, Nelson Bays and Karitane in Otago.
Birthdays to remember
The birth of every child is a special day but for a mother in
Michigan the birth of her three children made her one in 50 million!
Barbara Soper had her first child, Chloe, on August 8, 2008. Her son and
second child, Cameron, was born on September 9, 2009.
Barbara’s third child, Cearra, was born on October 10, 2010. Did you
catch the trend? Barbara’s children were born on 8.8.8, 9.9.9 and
10.10.10! The chance of this occurring is one in 50 million!
America unveils the ‘Cronut’
The cronut is taking America by storm but it has not yet hit New
Zealand shelves. What is a cronut, you may ask? A cronut is a mixture
between a croissant and a doughnut and it is taking the pastry world by
The small pastry has the shape of a doughnut but the dough is very
similar to croissant dough. The cronut, was designed at the Dominique
Ansel Bakery in New York and is made up of layers of croissant dough
that are deep fried and filled with vanilla cream. Its insides are flaky
and light and its shell is crispy and warm.