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

“The BCCI is more aligned with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and those who matter in Indian cricket board find Barclay as a more suitable candidate for the post. Also Khwaja’s policy positioning isn’t exactly in favour of Indian cricket,” a senior official, privy to developments in ICC board, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

Man of the people: New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma

It’s clear that for Sharma, one of the heroes in his life is his father Girdhar Sharma. “He gave up his job as an engineer with the Himachal Pradesh electricity board and came to New Zealand with just $200, slept on park benches, got his meals from food charities,” he says.

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

But as the numbers of their natural predators such as possums, ferrets, stoats and rats drop due to nationwide control efforts, peacocks are becoming increasingly destructive. Many local farmers have also unwittingly planted feasts for peacocks; seeding fields of maize, corn and clover which is beloved by the animals.

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

Proponents of marijuana legalization were frustrated that popular Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wouldn’t reveal how she intended to vote ahead the Oct. 17 ballot, saying she wanted to leave the decision to New Zealanders. Ms. Ardern said Friday after the results were released that she had voted in favor of both referendums.

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

A post-election article in the Global Times (an English language newspaper under China’s People’s Daily) last week hints at just how fine that balance is. Chen Hong – director of the New Zealand Studies Centre at East China Normal University – commended New Zealand’s approach to China, highlighting how it had been distinct from Washington […]

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

New Zealand-Vietnam Parliamentarians’ Friendship Group established

Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador Hau lauded the overdue establishment of the group on July 18 and stated that the Vietnamese Embassy is ready to get to work on developing the relationship between New Zealand and Vietnam.

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.

New Zealand Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

“We know that the more our economy can be open with low or no levels of the virus the better our long-term economic picture,” she said.  “Our good case numbers and confidence in the management of the virus means we can proceed with the decisions we indicated would take place a week ago.   For […]