West Indies begin quarantine period in New Zealand after 54-hour journey

Grave also confirmed that players and support staff will continue to receive 50% of their salaries, as has been the case since July, though match fees will be paid in full. The backroom staff on the tour are largely similar to the group that travelled to England, with Monty Desai, Andre Coley and Trevor Penney […]

India likely to back New Zealand’s Greg Barclay for ICC chairman’s post

“But one month is a big time in cricket’s administrative politics. If Khwaja can come around and probably be on the same page with the BCCI, you never know. Barclay, with his focus on bilateral cricket, is more acceptable to India,” the veteran administrator, who has seen many a board room battles, said.

Man of the people: New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma

Asked if his election, from the Hamilton West constituency, reflects greater political mobilisation or awareness within New Zealand’s Indian diaspora of about 170,000, Sharma says: “There are very few Indian voters in my constituency. They probably don’t even make up 1.5% of the electorate. But yes, Indian-origin people are taking a greater interest in politics. […]

‘No predators, plenty to eat’: New Zealand struggles with plague of peacocks

“Over a 12-year period, their numbers have increased hugely and they are spreading further and further afield,” says Adkins. “There are thousands in the district. On the flats of my neighbours, I can see a group of 150 in one go, eating a lot of grass. The amount of feed they’re eating is feed our […]

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

The marijuana measure would allow people to buy up to 14 grams (0.5 ounce) a day and grow two plants. It was a non-binding vote, so if voters approved it, legislation would have to be passed to implement it. Ardern had promised to respect the outcome and bring forward the legislation, if it was necessary.

Watch England’s Vitality Roses taking on New Zealand, live on YouTube

Watch Sky Sports’ YouTube channelThirlby: Roses made Silver Ferns uncomfortableHead coach Jess Thirlby, who is leading the team from afar after a positive COVID-19 test, gave minutes to 11 of her match-day 12 during the first Test on Wednesday and handed a first cap to Imogen Allison.

Interview: Government brand to support New Zealand exporting companies in CIIE

“New Zealand companies coming to CIIE are predominantly food and beverage companies. By launching the Made with Care campaign in China at the same time with CIIE, we want to tell something more to the Chinese consumers about our premium food and beverage products and to keep connected to Chinese consumers.”

Asia the key playmaker in New Zealand’s economic future post-Covid

Arguably the first major development in the bubble world is an agreement between Hong Kong and Singapore to open a quarantine-free bubble. The details are still being ironed out, including how many times, and when, travellers will be tested – and at what cost. But it is a notable step forward for the two hubs […]

Do something new, New Zealand: Weird and wonderful attractions star in Tourism New Zealand music video

The song, called “Do Something New, New Zealand”, was written by comedians Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, who star in the music video and are shown enjoying various experiences around the country, from a mud bath at Hell’s Gate in Rotorua to bungy jumping off Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown.

Ardern Tipped to Win Second Term in New Zealand Election

Much of the campaign has been around New Zealand’s response to COVID-19. The government’s decision to close its international borders to foreign nationals in March, and a series of strict domestic lockdowns appear to have been well received by voters, although the virus has pushed the nation into recession.