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New Zealand   Australia and Oceania

Started 11/5/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 16790 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/24/20

I hope if we ever change the names down here we get something nice.

We're still using the names "New South Wales", "Queensland" and "Victoria".

However, there are WAY too many indigenous dialects to be able to settle on one, and no evidence that there even is a word for the entire country.

Also, we would then be the only continent that does not begin and end with the same vowel.

I'm pretty sure that's a rule.

adwil

From: adwil

10/24/20

"Australia" is OK as a name. What else would you call a southern continent?

As for your 'colonialist' state names, they're your history and the status quo. I really don't see the point of changing them. 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/8/20

adwil

From: adwil

12/8/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

"New Zealand security agencies were "almost exclusively" focused on the perceived threat of Islamist terrorism before a white supremacist gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers last year, a report into the country's worst massacre found."

They're not the first country to focus on Islamist terrorism and be caught out by home-grown supremacist nutters. I suppose security agencies everywhere focus on the main threat vector.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/10/21

adwil

From: adwil

5/10/21

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

New Zealand police say four people have been injured, three critically, in a stabbing attack in a Dunedin supermarket, but the "selfless" actions of shoppers may have prevented more people from being attacked.

Par for the course nowadays I'm afraid. You have to be so careful. 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/11/21

Glad they got rid of the assault rifles.

No deaths, suspect apprehended.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

6/1/21

adwil

From: adwil

6/1/21

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Hundreds evacuated, some by chopper, from New Zealand floods

We've had an exceptionally cold and wet May. Siberia has had a heat wave. Global warming will dislocate the weather systems.

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