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Explained: Why has New Zealand threatened to send Pakistan cricket team back home

November 29, 2020 10:59 pm

The Pakistan Cricket Board got into immediate fire-fighting mode. CEO Wasim Khan, while empathising with the players who had to stay in a bio-secure bubble during the tour to England earlier this year as well, said “this is a matter of the nation’s respect and credibility.”

Explained: What is a climate emergency, which the New Zealand government may declare?

November 29, 2020 10:01 am

As prime minister, Jacinda Ardern has been vocal about climate change and last November, the parliament passed the Zero-Carbon Act, which commits New Zealand to zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Nanaia Mahuta hits refresh on New Zealand diplomacy

November 27, 2020 12:58 pm

In her recent interview with The Associated Press, Nanaia Mahuta, the first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed New Zealand's foreign affairs minister, talk about diplomacy, the U.S. elections, and moko kauae, her scared facial tattoo.

New Zealand, Windies welcome crowds back but COVID impact keenly felt

November 26, 2020 1:50 pm

The global health crisis fractured the buildup to the three Twenty20, two-test series for both sides, with some players only released from isolation on Thursday after returning from the rearranged Indian Premier League.

Watch: Newly-elected New Zealand MP Dr Gaurav Sharma takes oath in Sanskrit

November 26, 2020 11:19 am

Dr Gaurav Sharma, the MP for Hamilton West, took the oath in local language te reo and then in Sanskrit during the swearing-in ceremony.

Video of New Zealand police officers dancing to Bollywood songs for Diwali goes viral

November 20, 2020 11:17 am

The now-viral video shows officers from the Wellington Police Academy, grooving to Bollywood numbers like “Kaala Chashma” and “Ladki Kar Gayi Chul”.

This flightless parrot is New Zealand’s bird of the year again, amid claims of voter fraud

November 18, 2020 11:46 am

The kakapo, officially the world's heaviest parrot, won the title after a week-long campaign and became the first bird to win the contest for the second time.

New Zealand orders masks on domestic flights, Auckland public transport

November 16, 2020 2:38 pm

Last week's positive test in a student, after authorities had twice managed to almost stamp out community-transmitted COVID-19, was linked to a known case from a border isolation facility, suggesting less risk of a wider unseen spread.

First India-born minister in New Zealand, her father says ‘proud, not surprised’

November 03, 2020 9:10 am

In New Zealand, Priyanca will be Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities; Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector; and Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment.

Explained: What is New Zealand's euthanasia or assisted dying act?

November 03, 2020 2:33 pm

The opponents of the Act such as the Euthanasia Free-NZ group maintain that it lacks oversight and safeguards and have pointed out issues with the eligibility criteria such as the age limit of 18 years and the “arbitrary” nature of the 6-month prognosis.


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.