Wonders Down Under: New Zealand Prime Minister declares the country is beating coronavirus and prepares to lift strict lockdown in a week as Australian measures squash curve as well

‘You could also argue that our geographic proximity to Asia and seeing how Singapore, South Korea – China to some extent – really did respond very well and perhaps emulating them a little bit more than some of the western countries might be a small reason,’ Professor Blakely said.

Were New Zealand always this cuddly?

In the aughts, when Australia’s snarling geniuses ruled the cricket world, New Zealand were often in the if-you-can’t-beat-em-join-em brigade. Led by Stephen Fleming – stately off the field but frequently ferocious on it – New Zealand found success in making walking dartboards out of visiting captains. It was 23-year-old Graeme Smith who copped the most […]

McCullum’s pride at New Zealand’s record revival

New Zealand have also impressed internationally with their style of play, with McCullum earning a reputation as one of the most aggressive captains in cricket. True to form, in Christchurch he attacked when put into bat on a green pitch, while Sri Lanka were rarely allowed free runs into the outfield, even when they batted […]

India vs New Zealand: Mithali Raj ton, Krishnamurthy’s quickfire 70 take India to 265/7

DERBY: Captain Mithali Raj led from the front with a magnificent century as India recovered from an early wobble to score a challenging 265 for 7 against New Zealand in their final league match of the ICC Women’s World Cup here today. Sent into bat, India were reduced to 21 for 2 in the eighth […]

Ex-New Zealand cricketer John Wright named Derbyshire cricket club president

“I hold Derbyshire very close to my heart and I am honoured to serve as Club President.I enjoyed so many great times here as a player and as a coach, and I wish the current squad the very best as they continue to make great progress on the field,” the official statement quoted Wright as […]

India vs New Zealand semis sets digital viewership record

LONDON: The World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand set a new world record of highest ever concurrent views on Hotstar with a peak of 25.3 million, according to TV and digital viewing figures released by the ICC Friday. The previous record was at 18.6 million. Across ICC’s digital and social platforms during the […]

New Zealand in 2050: The scenario if emissions are curbed

Stuff also interviewed the following experts: Niwa climate scientist Petra Pearce, Victoria University climate scientist James Renwick, Victoria University senior research fellow Judy Lawrence, Victoria University lecturer Jonathan Oosterman, Auckland University associate professor Siouxie Wiles and Lincoln University associate professor Anita Wreford.

Coronavirus: The unusual plane arrivals in New Zealand

Christchurch Airport said on Facebook it was a “rare sight” to see two Lufthansa Boeing 747s on the tarmac at the same time on Tuesday morning. Earlier, Condor made its first ever appearance in New Zealand, as part of the repatriation process.

Global report ranks New Zealand as 7th most popular bolthole for millionaires

“If a country is losing a large number of HNWIs to migration, it is probably due to serious problems in that country,” citing crime, religious tensions and a lack of business opportunities as the kinds of problems that result in wealthy families upping sticks.

Coronavirus: The shape of New Zealand’s post-Covid-19 economy

These spending plans were built on substantial forecast budget surpluses over the next four years that must surely now be in the bin. The new Covid wage subsidy programme alone is expected to cost around $10 billion and there will be significant other calls on the public purse before this crisis is over. So what […]