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

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks in a live streaming message to New Zealanders, amid a lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Zealand, at Wellington, Australia, March 25, 2020, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Video taken March 25, 2020. Jacinda Ardern via REUTERS

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

Asked whether playing with more aggression has helped India perform better in the recent past, Sehwag said: “You can’t win games only with aggression. You win games by playing well. I have never seen only aggression working for a team.” Sehwag, known for his straight talk, had earlier took a dig at Shoaib Akhtar saying […]

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 […]

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor looks uncannily familiar but packs in lots of new stories

The Antiquarian Circle is a guild of scholars and explorers who trot the continent digging up ancient artifacts and cataloging them. Joining the guild nets you a starter pack of “leads” to chase: likely spots to find these sought-after relics. After you’ve depleted those, you’ll need to find fresh leads yourself. They can be anywhere, […]

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.

‘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.