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New Zealand’s largest wind turbines are being built in South Taranaki.

The turbines have appeared between Waverley and Patea at the Waipipi Wind Farm.

The farm covers 700 hectares of coastal farmland. The positioning of these turbines is unusual for New Zealand, as they are being built on flat coastal land.

The new farm is installing 31 turbines. Each turbine is 160m tall with a 130m diameter rotor. They are 4.3 megawatt machines and they’re the largest machines that have been installed in New Zealand.

Waipipi’s constant 8 metres-per-second winds and close access to the national power grid make this a great site.

The farm will begin generating electricity later this year.

Donald Trump has suggested that the US election should be delayed.

The US elections are set to go to be held on November 3.

However, in a tweet last week, Trump floated the idea of postponing the highly anticipated event.

While Trump maybe asking the question, many experts believe he is unable to make such a decision.

The decision to move the election can only be made by Congress. Currently, Congress, at the moment is in the control of the Democrats – and of course they will not want to postpone this election.

What does the law say?
According to Article II of the US constitution, it is up to Congress to choose the timing of the election. 

In 1845 a law was passed setting the first Monday in November as that date.

Two women have broken the world record for the fastest time circumnavigating the globe on a tandem bicycle.

Cat Dixon and Raz Marsden completed the mammoth bike ride in 263 days, beating the previous record of 281 days.

The pair left Oxford in June last year and finished in March shortly before the coronavirus lockdown.

Their achievement has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The pair covered 29,391 km in precisely 263 days, eight hours and seven minutes. they travelled through 25 countries.

The previous record was set by UK cyclists Edward Collier and Louis Paul Snellgrove last May.

The NBA season has started again with all games being played at Disneyland.

Officially the sport has been in lockdown for 140 days, 21 hours and 30 minutes.

In order to get the season restarted, all NBA players are now part of a bubble – all living at Walt Disney World. All games are being played on two specially made courts.

Since being in lockdown no NBA player has tested positive since the Disney campus opened three weeks ago.

The NBA has been creative in trying to replicate a basketball atmosphere. Inside the arena, video boards surrounded the court on three sides and fans are shown using special computer graphics.

A new Minecraft TV channel is coming your way.

The new channel will be held on YouTube and will start on July 31 2020.

The creators of Minecraft have said the show will be about the design, ideas and fun that goes into the making of Minecraft.

It’s called ‘How We Make Minecraft’ and the first episode airs next week!

So what can you expect from the Youtube show?

Well, every month something new about the making of Minecraft will be revealed.

The trailer for the show promises, facts, access to the brains behind Minecraft and ‘MOBBO’.

‘MOBBO’ seems to be a new character, and viewers have been left to guess what the purpose of ‘MOBBO’ is.

The Central Pulse have won their 10th straight game in the ANZ Premiership.

In their last game they overturned a two goal deficit at three quarter time to run away with a 46-36 win over the Northern Stars in Auckland.

The defending champions are 16 points clear of second-place Tactix and a commanding 19 points clear of third place, the Northern Mystics. The Stars remaining forth, a further four points back.

At this stage it looks unlikely that anyone will catch the Pulse with only 3 games of regular season remaining.

New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has celebrated her 40th birthday.

Ardern turned 40 on Sunday and many of her colleagues took the time to mark her special day.

On Saturday, while Ardern was visiting the Newtown Markets in Wellington, Labour MP Paul Eagle surprised her with a cake. He also encouraged the crowd at the markets to sing ‘happy birthday’.

The Labour Party shared messages from fans of the Prime Minister on its Instagram page.

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern was born on 26 July 1980.

She is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017.

Born in Hamilton, Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara.

After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Taylor Swift has dropped a new album.

The album is called ‘Folklore’ and was recorded in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Folklore is Swift’s eighth album.

She has worked with some new musicians on the album, from bands such as The National, or Bon Iver. Critics say the new album is more of an indie sound than you would normally find on a Taylor Swift album.

The album was announced on Instagram, via Swift’s account, only a few hours before it was released.

Folklore is a follow-up to Swift’s last album Lover, which she released in August 2019.