Noel Edmonds is accused of running off to New Zealand to avoid paying £1million debt to Bad Boy Brexit creditor Arron Banks – who says: ‘No Deal is not an option!’

Mr Edmonds was reported to have come to a financial agreement worth a reported £5 million with Lloyds after corrupt financiers from the bank’s Reading branch were imprisoned in 2017 for a £245 million loans scam, which destroyed a number of businesses – including Mr Edmonds’ Unique Group – while the criminals squandered the profits […]

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Omaui resident Nico Jarvis told the Otago Daily Times that she was shocked and planned a petition against the plan. She said that her three cats were the only way to combat a rodent problem in the area. “If I cannot have a cat, it almost becomes unhealthy for me to live in my house,” […]

New Zealand: Thousands demand removal of German Nazi’s name from ski run

He is known for helping to establish the South Island ski field Mt. Hutt, where a ski trail and alpine restaurant are named after him. He was additionally recognized with a plaque to commemorate his work on the mountain. 

New Zealand suffers two coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours including a former Cook Islands prime minister – after going 102 days without a single case of community transmission

SEPTEMBER 4:  New Zealand has its first Covid-19 death in more than three months when a man in his 50s dies of the virus. Former Cook Islands Prime Minister Joe Williams also passed away from COVID-19 at age 85.

New Zealand election TV debate: fears inclusion of fringe party may ‘legitimise conspiracy theories’

Research conducted by Hannah, Dentith and their colleagues, published this month, found that social media mentions of conspiracy theories had not increased since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in New Zealand. But mentions of conspiracies in the mainstream media had grown, Hannah said, giving the impression that the views were more widespread than they are.

AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting runs virtually

ASEAN foreign ministers appreciated New Zealand’s support for the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund. They also welcome New Zealand for contributing 37 million NZD to the Global Partnership Project to enhance access to COVID -19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, and 7 million NZD to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), thereby supporting fair and transparent […]

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books

Some treasures have already been saved. While trawling the cull lists, writer Chris Bourke found a first-edition copy of Jack Keruouc’s On the Road, which sells for upwards of NZ$1,000. That copy has now been rescued by a North Island library, while the entire Holocaust collection has been claimed by New Zealand’s Holocaust centre, after […]

Rugby Championship moved from New Zealand to Australia

“The Springboks’ participation will be dependent on the relaxation of that suspension as well as overcoming a number of other logistical challenges including the opening of international air borders,” Marinos said. “South Africa is only expected to return to competitive play next month, leaving a relatively short time to prepare.”

Like Christmas: New Zealand’s post-Covid books boom

Despite the looming economic downturn and projections by the International Monetary Fund that New Zealand’s economy could contract by up to 8% this year, a number of new independent bookshops are pushing ahead with launches, including Renee Rowland of The Twizel Bookshop, who will open a new store in Timaru in June.

New Zealand faces another week of Covid restrictions as Ardern defends cautious approach

Milder rules for the rest of the country – where no community transmission has been recorded – will also remain in place until 21 September, when they will be jettisoned if case numbers remain contained, Ardern said. At present, social gatherings outside Auckland are limited to 100 people.