Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Hours after New Zealand imposed a nationwide lockdown to beat a coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took to Facebook, livestreaming in a sweater from bed, to “check in” on citizens and tell them of the day’s events.

New Zealand: Police Website to Inform on Neighbours Breaking Lockdown So Popular It Crashes

The South Pacific nation is in the midst of a four-week Covid-19 lockdown, with residents under orders to stay at home or remain at least two metres (6.5 feet) apart if they must go outside.

Gunmen kill New Zealand man at Freeport mine office in Indonesia’s Papua

FILE PHOTO: Trucks are parked at the open-pit mine of PT Freeport’s Grasberg copper and gold mine complex near Timika, in the eastern region of Papua, Indonesia on September 19, 2015 in this file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Muhammad Adimaja/Antara FotoATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS […]

Virender Sehwag backs India, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand as potential ICC World T20 2016 semi-finalists

New Delhi: Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies as the teams which will make the semifinals of the World T20 starting in India on March 8. Sehwag has already picked hosts India as favourites to win the coveted title for the second time. “Apart […]

DAILY BLOG, March 26: What new $500m stimulus package means for you and your family

Local stocks had rocketed in the final minutes of trade on Wednesday after US politicians finally reached a deal – yet to be passed – on a $A3.3 trillion stimulus measure to shore up the world’s biggest economy.

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

The instruments are spot-on, too, although the Smiths originals have been unavailable for years. Smiths was bought by Lucas in 1984, which took over the Smiths factory in south Wales but moved production of the instruments to a different site, a few miles away. This factory, and the rights to manufacture Smiths instruments, was later […]

‘England is just an overrated team both in cricket and football’

“Batters have to be careful about the swing in the air and off the pitch. It will be cooler in New Zealand then Australia. For bowlers, they will be happy because the ball will swing more. They have been the star for India, they dismissed all the teams so far,” he added. 

Australia shares post record daily gain after stimulus package

Australian shares rose 7% on Monday in their biggest single-day jump in history, as a stimulus package to invigorate the coronavirus-hit economy and a slowdown in the rate of daily infections spurred buying. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 339 points higher at 5,181.40, recovering from a steep 5.3% fall on Friday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison […]

Tasmania could have more than 500 COVID-19 cases by April

Dr Higgie said while Tasmania was not yet at a point where she and Dr Phillips, a University of Melbourne academic, could give date predictions, she said now was the “perfect time” for the state to prevent an ICU overload.

Coronavirus spoils contract plans as CA pushes back list announcement

CA have been largely unaffected by the crisis for the 2019-20 financial year. Two home one-day internationals against New Zealand were cancelled as well as the Sheffield Shield, but the summer’s big money-spinners were not impacted. However this summer’s home Test series against India is one of the sport’s most lucrative events in the country, […]