‘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 […]

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

Speaking to the Mason and Guest radio show in Barbados, Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said that the board had learned from the England tour that it was important to keep those players not picked for the Test side active, and as such, two four-day West Indies A fixtures have been scheduled: the first […]

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

The euthanasia measure, which would also allow assisted suicide and takes effect in November 2021, would apply to adults who have terminal illnesses, are likely to die within six months, and are enduring “unbearable” suffering. Other countries that allow some form of euthanasia include The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada, Belgium and Colombia.

Man of the people: New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma

Back in Sharma’s hometown of Hareta in Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh, relatives are ecstatic about his win. “He has brought fame to the village, the state and India,” says uncle Lalit Sharma. “Gaurav was brilliant like his father from an early age and now he will show his brilliance in Parliament.”

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.

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

“Even though we’ve obviously had a very unusual year with COVID-19, New Zealand’s food and beverage exports to China have primarily done well and continued to do well. Categories like dairy and meat are doing well. And interestingly categories like pet food have done extremely well,” said Acheson. Enditem

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

On a more positive note, New Zealand will also be watching emerging agreements in Asia towards “travel corridors”, “green lanes” and “bubbles”. Most of the moves in this direction have so far been focused on business travellers, and the limited travel that is permissible involves testing, various forms of quarantine, paperwork requirements and tracing.

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.

MBIE wants pay guarantees for halal slaughtermen in New Zealand

Some 80 skilled halal processing workers and at least 260 other essential meat workers are due to leave New Zealand next year when their Essential Skills Work Visas expire – potentially slowing down production at 42 halal processing plants throughout the country.

Ardern Tipped to Win Second Term in New Zealand Election

Ardern’s center-left Labour party came to power in 2017 even though it lost the election. Under New Zealand’s proportional representation voting system, it managed to put together a coalition with a small group of nationalist lawmakers and the Green party.