New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.

There have been critics and rebels. The police have been ordering surfers out of the waves. The health minister was caught – and publicly chastised by Ardern, who said she would have fired him if it weren’t disruptive to the crisis response – for mountain biking and taking his family to the beach.

New Zealand vs India 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: New Zealand Beat India Inside 3 Days To Complete Clean Sweep

New Zealand enter lunch at 46/0!New Zealand openers Tom Blundell and Tom Latham have got their side to a strong position with their unbeaten opening-wicket stand. Indian fast bowlers bowled well only in patches and failed to get the same amount of help from the pitch as their counterparts did this morning. The hosts need […]

Sex toy sales triple during New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

Adult Toy Megastore told the Guardian it had experienced a number of significant sales boosts in recent weeks, all coinciding with major news announcements about the Covid-19 pandemic in New Zealand, Australia, and Britain. Purchases tripled in all three countries on the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on 11 March.

India batsman Ajinkya Rahane’s plan to counter New Zealand pacers in Christchurch Test

Cheteshwar Pujara has drawn a lot of flak for his dour approach in the first Test where his painstaking 11 off 81 balls put enormous pressure on the other batsmen. “Pujara was trying his bit, he was actually looking to score runs. But I think Boult, Southee and all their bowlers did not give away […]

Coronavirus update: New Zealand minister goes on a drive amid Covid-19 lockdown; demoted

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she had rejected her health minister’s offer to resign for breaching nationwide lockdown rules as doing so would jeopardise plans to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Pandemic Delays New Zealand Launch of Three US Intelligence Satellites

Rocket Lab noted the Electron rocket as well as ground systems at Launch Complex 1 would “remain in a state of readiness for launch as the evolving situation allows it,” but noted that “the majority of our team is working from home with the exception of a few essential personnel who are monitoring and maintaining […]

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reprimands All Blacks players for not self-isolating

All Blacks star Richie Mo’unga has issued an apology after he was one of five players filmed associating and passing a ball at a Christchurch park on Monday. It was a clear breach of New Zealand’s strict isolation measures, under which households must stay within their “bubble” and observe social distancing from others.

New Zealand’s Health Minister Calls Himself ‘Idiot’ for Breaking COVID-19 Lockdown

“Under normal conditions, I would sack the minister of health. What he did was wrong, and there are no excuses. But right now, my priority is our collective fight against COVID-19. We cannot afford massive disruption in the health sector or to our response. For that reason, and that reason alone”, Ardern said in a […]

Crusaders’ players public training ‘unacceptable’ says New Zealand Rugby

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Rugby has labelled as “unacceptable” the actions of a group of Canterbury Crusaders players who breached the country’s strict coronavirus lockdown rules on Monday by training together in a local park.

World Cup flashbacks: Even politicians wanted to enter New Zealand dressing room after their incredible run in 1992

However, things changed once New Zealand trounced defending champions and co-hosts Australia by 37 runs at Eden Park, Napier. “When we beat Australia there was a release of emotion. Like, “Wow, are we on to something special here?”,” Larsen wrote in his piece.