He’s been called the first man "to boldly go where no man has been before." Or, at least, no Englishman. Captain James Cook explored and mapped Australia and New Zealand, and became the model for Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame.
Over its history, New Zealand's All Blacks have won 83 percent of their game — an astonishing record better than most in sports. That percentage got better with their victory over Australia in the World Cup on Saturday.
The answers to today's Geo Quiz are in Antarctica: New Zealand's Scott Base and the US McMurdo Station. The stations are now partly powered by the world's southern-most wind farm. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from project manager Scott Bennett.
Today's Geo Quiz asks: What do New Zealand, Iceland, Japan, Austria and Norway have in common? It turns out they rank as the most peaceful places to live in the world according to the 2010 Global Peace Index. Anchor Marco Werman explains.
The World's Carol Zall reports on a push in New Zealand to make the country the filming location for the Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit. Earlier plans to film in New Zealand were jeopardized after actors protested over working conditions.
Tragedy struck New Zealand last night. A huge explosion rocked a coal mine, ending hope of rescuing 29 trapped miners. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Phil Mercer in the affected town ï¿½ Greymouth, New Zealand.
An outbreak of swine flu is raising alarms from Mexico to New Zealand. But this isn't the first epidemic to cause widespread concern. How might this current outbreak compare to others throughout history?
The outbreak of swine flu is spreading across the globe. Cab technology help curb the spread of the flu? To help us answer this questions, The Takeaway is joined by Guy Martin, Senior Correspondent for Security for Conde Nast Traveller.