New Zealand http://www.kunc.org en Amateur Ko Wins LPGA Event Again; Says Goodbye To $300K Again http://www.kunc.org/post/amateur-ko-wins-lpga-event-again-says-goodbye-300k-again Lydia Ko, the New Zealand golfer who last year became the youngest person ever to win an LPGA event, has played her way into the record books again. By successfully defending her title at the Canadian Women's Open this past weekend, Ko, who's now 16, is the only amateur to win two LPGA events.<p>But as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/28/160169412/ko-wow-youngest-golfer-ever-wins-major-lpga-event">The Two-Way reported</a> last year, because of Ko's amateur status, she's unable to receive the winner's prize of $300,000. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:47:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48834 at http://www.kunc.org Amateur Ko Wins LPGA Event Again; Says Goodbye To $300K Again New Zealand Passes Law That Allows Domestic Spying http://www.kunc.org/post/new-zealand-passes-law-allows-domestic-spying Saying it was vital to the country's national security, New Zealand passed a controversial law today that allows the Government Communications Security Bureau — the country's NSA equivalent — to spy on New Zealanders on behalf of law enforcement.<p>The law was approved by a razor-thin — 61-59 — margin and comes in the shadow of a worldwide discussion of just how much spying governments should be allowed to conduct on their own citizens.<p>This law, however, was inspired by Kim Dotcom, the Internet mogul whom the United States <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/11/156613665/ki Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:09:00 +0000 48627 at http://www.kunc.org New Zealand Passes Law That Allows Domestic Spying Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market http://www.kunc.org/post/out-comics-reality-jet-pack-moves-closer-market <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHPedpE70Es</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:12:00 +0000 48478 at http://www.kunc.org Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market So Baaad It's Good: 'Sheep Protest' Video http://www.kunc.org/post/so-baaad-its-good-sheep-protest-video <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcE5aDTszrY</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48436 at http://www.kunc.org So Baaad It's Good: 'Sheep Protest' Video New Zealand Cites Obesity In Denying Chef's Work Visa http://www.kunc.org/post/new-zealand-cites-obesity-denying-chefs-work-visa Chef Albert Buitenhuis has been declared too fat to live in New Zealand, a country with one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world.<p>Immigration officials recently informed South African Buitenhuis that his work visa would not be renewed because, at 286 pounds, he falls short of what Wellington deems "an acceptable standard of health."<p>According to <a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8970683/Too-fat-to-live-here">The Press</a><em> </em>in Christchurch, "Immigration authorities cited the demands his obesity could place on New Zealand health services."<p>At 5'10", Buit Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47619 at http://www.kunc.org