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New Zealand designates Proud Boys a terrorist organisation

July 01, 2022 8:07 am

New Zealand authorities said the group's involvement in the violent attack on the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021 amounted to an act of terrorism.

Air New Zealand to introduce bed-like 'pods' in economy class

June 30, 2022 3:36 pm

SkyNests will go into service in 2024 on aircraft serving Air New Zealand’s ultralong-haul nonstop routes, such as Chicago or New York to Auckland.

Abroad, Jacinda Ardern is a star. At home, she is losing her shine

June 29, 2022 12:04 pm

Jacinda Ardern is one of many world leaders whose support has fallen amid the economic snarls caused by the war in Ukraine and pandemic-related supply chain problems.

Explained: What is the US-led ‘Partners in the Blue Pacific’ initiative to counter China?

June 28, 2022 1:48 pm

Amid China’s aggressive push to increase its Pacific sphere of influence, the US and its allies have launched a new initiative called ‘Partners in the Blue Pacific’. What is being done to counter China? Why is the Pacific region strategically important?

Three members of Kiwi squad on England tour test positive for Covid-19

June 15, 2022 10:40 pm

Michael Bracewell will require five days of isolation before rejoining the group ahead of the final Test at Headingley

Australia, New Zealand unite on China's Pacific threat

June 10, 2022 11:42 am

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first foreign leader to visit Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Australia since he was elected on May 21.

New Zealand’s Ardern cautions against militarisation of Pacific

May 25, 2022 12:11 pm

Asked about China’s role in the Pacific, Jacinda Ardern said it is not necessarily just its presence but “the nature of that presence and the intention around it.”

After Buffalo shooting video spreads, social platforms face questions

May 16, 2022 1:46 pm

On Saturday, a gunman in Buffalo, New York, mounted a camera to his helmet and livestreamed on Twitch as he killed 10 people and injured three more at a grocery store in what authorities said was a racist attack.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

May 14, 2022 8:21 am

Jacinda Ardern had been in isolation since Sunday, when her partner Clarke Gayford tested positive for Covid-19.

New Zealand expand coaching ranks to avoid burnout

May 10, 2022 1:43 pm

Regular bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will lead staff during the tour of Ireland, allowing Stead to take a break before rejoining the group for Scotland and the remaining series.


Tonga volcano eruption: Satellite images show extent of damage

January 18, 2022 4:46 pm

Hours after the volcano erupted, Tonga, a country of around 1,00,000 people, was pummeled by a tsunami. Waves of up to 4 feet hit Nuku’alofa, the Tongan capital.

In pictures: Australia opens a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand

April 19, 2021 4:48 pm

A long-awaited full bubble between the two nations is finally in place, and people are in a celebratory mood. Take a look at these pictures

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.


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.