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New Zealand Protests Unions, Backs Jackson

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Movies 
New Zealanders love their movies, love Peter Jackson, and have sided with Jackson against film-related trade unions who were protesting working conditions for the shooting of a proposed two-film series about Hobbits.  Jackson filmed the original Lord of the Rings trilogy in New Zealand, but when the unions gave Jackson a hard time this time around, he declared that he would take his production off the island nation.  When New Zealanders made their displeasure known, the unions backed down, an...
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Whales Beach Themselves in New Zealand

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Animals 
New Zealand has the dubious distinction of being a popular place for whale beachings, with its history of such occurances dating back to 1840.  Pilot whales are the ones that this happens to most often, and scientists say this is because New Zealand is on the animals' migration route, but truthfully, these same scientists actually don't have any idea why whales beach themselves.  Now, for the second time in a month, pilot whales have wound up on the shore at Spirits Bay.  An 80 member pod of ...
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New Zealand Earthquake Worse Than Thought

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, September 6, 2010, In : Earthquakes 
That 7.1 quake that struck New Zealand over the weekend continues to bring more problems to theis island nation that's been struggling to break out of an 18 month recession.  Officials have revealed that as many as 100,000 buildings out of 160,000 have suffered some sort of structural damage, and as many as 80 aftershocks, some as big as 5.4, have continued to rock the area.  Many roads and railroad lines have been broken and twisted out of shape, and over parts of the affected area, the temb...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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