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.

New Zealand’s Ant Timpson Is Watching the End of the World From the Ends of the Earth

We hit the jackpot in that, in January, we decided to leave the Big Smoke [meaning Auckland]. The timing couldn’t have been crazier. I had come over to Los Angeles for the premiere of [my directorial debut] Come to Daddy, and just going through LAX, it was the first sign — and I’m not prone […]

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.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Pragyan Ojha handed NOC by Bengal ahead of the opening tie

When CAB announced the Bengal squad, Ojha was missing. The left-arm orthodox bowler found himself in controversy when Hyderabad had earlier announced that the bowler is set to return to his former side. The developments had irked CAB President Sourav Ganguly who denied Ojha the NOC and firmly stated, “He wanted a release but we have […]

2017 Genesis G80 review

While the G80 seems to have potential as a getaway car, it isn’t exactly sporty. The emphasis is on smoothness and comfort, not lap times. The G80 doesn’t so much attack corners as waft through them, although body roll is quite well controlled. The steering provides little in the way of feedback. Genesis is planning […]

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

Also check out: Everything you need to know about the Jaguar D-type Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works In Pictures At the time of the XKSS development, Kev and the team looked into the various methods of creating the bodywork, to choose between using pressed tools, modern-day superforming, Kerksite prototyping tools or wooden tools. The danger was […]

Stacey Giggs, 41, and The Wanted’s Max George, 31, ‘shop for new £1.5M house together following one year of dating… after putting £3.5M pad she shared with ex Ryan Giggs up for sale’

Talking of how they met through mutual friends, he said: ‘I just thought, ‘Wow, she is beautiful’. We hit it off straightaway, we just really got each other.’