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Danish MP accused NZ of 'free-riding' on Australia

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Danish MP accused NZ of 'free-riding' on Australia

First she described a powhiri as "grotesque", now it's emerged that right-wing Danish MP Marie Krarup has accused New Zealand of "free-riding" on Australia.

The comment is included in the same blog, for Copenhagen newspaper Berlingske Tidende, which contained the reaction to the Maori welcome.

A translated transcript of the article,

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'Sorry' Dane: Comments lost in translation

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'Sorry' Dane: Comments lost in translation

A Danish politician who called the powhiri "uncivilised" and "grotesque" says the meaning of her comments in a newspaper column were lost in translation.

Marie Krarup, a member of the far-right Danish People's Party, told TVNZ's Breakfast show her comments were incorrectly translated.

"I spoke to a New Zealand journalist this morning who

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Subculture attacks now hate crimes

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Subculture attacks now hate crimes

Abuse and violence against alternative subcultures, including goths and punks, will now be recorded as hate crimes by one police force in Britain.

Greater Manchester Police is thought to be the first force in the country to treat public offences against "goths, emos, punks and metallers" in the same way as they do attacks based on race,

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Asians dominate NZ immigration

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Asians dominate NZ immigration
China far ahead in visitor and student arrivals, and in approvals for family-sponsored and parent categories.

Asians are dominating in visitor and international student numbers and in most family-migration categories to New Zealand.

Over a period of increased departure of New Zealand citizens, especially to Australia, this could change the

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Apocalypse soon ... or how to welcome the dawn of a new age

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Apocalypse soon ... or how to welcome the dawn of a new age
The world may end a week from today, according to conspiracy theorists. Michael Dickison has the top tips and theories to help you and your loved ones to survive doomsday.

There are three possibilities. Doomsayers believe December 21, 2012, marks the end of an ancient Mayan calendar - and, therefore, the onset of world-ending natural or

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