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In bid to find COVID-19 vaccine, New Zealand lab to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2

April 07, 2020 4:24 pm

Professor Miguel Quiñones-Mateu, who will lead the research team, said one of the biggest challenges about COVID-19 was how easily the virus gets transmitted from one person to another.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins hearts after saying 'Easter Bunny' is essential worker

April 07, 2020 2:14 pm

The New Zealand Prime Minister said that the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy were exempt from the restrictions but warned children that they may not be able to go everywhere.

100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

April 03, 2020 1:48 pm

The domestic flight ban prevented tourists from reaching the country's main hub of Auckland Airport to catch international flights home.

New Zealand embraces teddies to help make lockdown bear-able

April 02, 2020 2:01 pm

New Zealanders are embracing an international movement in which people are placing teddy bears in their windows during coronavirus lockdowns to brighten the mood and give children a game to play by spotting the bears in their neighborhoods.

New Zealand announces mortgage holiday, business finance support to cushion virus impact

March 24, 2020 10:45 am

The scheme will include a limit of NZ$500,000 per loan and will apply to firms with a turnover of between NZ$250,000 and NZ$80 million per annum.

New Zealand prepares to enter lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

March 23, 2020 12:40 pm

The number of coronavirus cases in New Zealand shot up to 102, more than double since Friday, as the country reported 36 new infections and no deaths till now.

New Zealand decriminalises abortion

March 19, 2020 4:42 pm

New Zealand is the latest nation in the world to loosen abortion restrictions, following South Korea's high court decision to overturn the country's abortion ban and Ireland's legalisation via referendum.

Hundreds evacuate homes in New Zealand to escape flooding

February 05, 2020 2:38 pm

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the South land region with people including tourists are being evacuated from the area.

IndvNZ 4th T20I: Kiwis falter at the finish line... again

February 01, 2020 10:42 am

Freezing at the crunch again, Kiwis unravel to lose second consecutive game in Super Over against India

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.


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.