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Explained: Why some Maori feel the NZ volcano disaster was a form of divine retribution

December 17, 2019 11:24 am

Several media reports have quoted the Maori as saying they had been living in fear of the ancestor’s rage at the relentless tourist tours to the island.

On New Zealand’s volcano, knee-deep ash and boiling water underfoot

December 15, 2019 8:12 am

The bodies were more than a quarter-mile from shore, some on higher ground, on a scorched, moonlike landscape shrouded in toxic gas. The troops had about three hours’ worth of oxygen, more than enough, they thought, to complete the mission. But soon after setting foot on White Island, they knew they would need every second they could get.

New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims

December 14, 2019 9:48 am

Police believe one of the missing bodies was sighted in the water close to the island by rescue teams on Tuesday, the day after the eruption.

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to 8 

December 12, 2019 9:16 am

The volcano, a popular tourist day-tripper destination, erupted on Monday, spewing ash and steam over the island.

New Zealand volcano became a deadly tourist draw. Now the question is why.

December 11, 2019 8:32 am

New Zealand has long prided itself as a place where tourists could dance with danger. That allure of adventure — natural beauty with a dash of risk — framed the excursion for visitors to the island Monday.

New Zealand volcano erupts: 'No signs of life' on island after disaster 'waiting to happen'

December 10, 2019 9:33 am

'Whakaari', as it is known in the Maori language, is New Zealand’s most-active cone volcano, built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years, according to New Zealand science agency GeoNet.

As New Zealand volcano erupted, a tourist captured images and videos of the disaster

December 09, 2019 7:30 pm

"My God, White Island volcano in New Zealand erupted today for first time since 2001. My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, were waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it," the tourist tweeted.

Five dead, many missing after White Island volcano erupts in New Zealand

December 09, 2019 6:34 pm

The eruption began about 2:30 p.m. local time (0130 GMT) on the island, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the east coast of North Island, authorities said, throwing smoke and debris into the air.

Watch: Joe Denly drops simple catch of Kane Williamson, has Jofra Archer in splits

December 03, 2019 8:45 pm

After Kane Williamson had lobbed a delivery straight towards Joe Denly at mid-wicket, Jofra Archer had already started celebrating thinking it to be his first wicket of the innings.

Joe Root scores third double century in Tests, carries England from 24-2 to 458-7

December 02, 2019 7:17 pm

Joe Root brought up his third double century in Tests, helping his side to 476 in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.


New Zealand volcano: Death toll rises to 8 as island remains inaccessible

December 13, 2019 7:04 am

New Zealand medical staff were continuing to work around the clock Thursday treating severely burned survivors of a volcanic eruption as death toll rose to eight Thursday.

Lives forever changed by Christchurch shootings

April 10, 2019 6:46 am

Burying loved ones brought relief to many families, but reminders of their losses are never far away, from an empty seat at a dinner table to the prospect of Ramadan celebrations in a few weeks.

Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of new gun laws

April 02, 2019 8:35 pm

New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The bill would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last month.

Christchurch shootings: Countries around the world mourn for victims

March 22, 2019 7:00 am

Heartbroken New Zealanders lit candles and placed flowers at makeshift memorials set up in the city of Christchurch in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history.

Attacker guns down 49 in two New Zealand mosques, carnage livestreamed on social media

March 18, 2019 8:48 am

Mass shootings in New Zealand are exceedingly rare. The deadliest in modern history occurred in the small town of Aramoana in 1990, when gunman David Gray shot and killed 13 people following a dispute with a neighbor.

England vs New Zealand: England blitz into World Twenty20 Final

March 31, 2016 12:44 am

England made its way into the ICC World Twenty20 Final with a seven wicket win over New Zealand on Wednesday.

England vs New Zealand: England, New Zealand sweat it out ahead of semi-final clash

March 29, 2016 11:56 pm

England and New Zealand will lock horns against each other to register a semi-final berth in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Martin Guptill, spinners help Black Caps secure semis berth

March 23, 2016 12:02 am

Martin Guptill scores quick-fire 80 before spinners respond in fine fashion to help New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs.

Aus vs NZ: New Zealand bowlers shine in gloomy Dharamsala

March 18, 2016 9:00 pm

New Zealand come up with another inspiring performance to defend 142 and beat Australia by 8 runs.

India vs New Zealand, World T20: After colours, it turns Black in Nagpur

March 16, 2016 2:26 am

New Zealand shock hosts India by with a 47-run win as spinners take nine wickets for them.


Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.