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

India are yet to lose to Pakistan in a world event and of late have had an upper hand over the arch-rivals. The two teams meet again in the mouthwatering World T20 clash in Dharamsala on March 19. What is the reason for India’s recent dominance over Pakistan? Sehwag said: “It is difficult to pinpoint […]

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.

Trucking body ‘surprised and concerned’ after ministry changes its advice on freight twice

READ MORE:Trucking body seeks ‘urgent clarification’ on freight rules after minister’s commentsWarning NZ ports may start to seize up this week if non-essential freight can’t be movedCoronavirus – Truckers call on Govt to provide more clarity on what’s an essential delivery

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

Originally, 100 D-types were planned – at least according to Jaguar legend – but between 1955 and 1956 just 75 were built. You’ll see where this is going… Jaguar Classic will build the remaining 25 D-types as continuation cars. That’s a significant increase in numbers over the Lightweight E-type and XKSS, and shows the increased […]

Kim Kardashian West Is ‘Over’ Her Blonde Hair, 6 Months After Changing Her Look

This comes six months after the new mom-of-three debuted her major hair change — first going platinum during New York Fashion Week back in September. Since then her waist-length hair has gone through a variety of changes thanks to hair artist Chris Appleton. She chopped it into a sharp bob, went back to extensions, and […]

Abortion is a human right. A pandemic doesn’t change that

In the United States, the Trump administration’s colossal failure to help keep people healthy and to slow the pandemic-driven implosion of the economy shouldn’t come as a surprise to much of the public. He has delayed acknowledging the severity of Covid-19, prematurely hinted at an end to social distancing and over the course of his […]