Wonders Down Under: New Zealand Prime Minister declares the country is beating coronavirus and prepares to lift strict lockdown in a week as Australian measures squash curve as well

Australia acted quickly to close its borders, despite the World Health Organisation’s advice. On February 3, WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was still saying there was no need for measures that ‘unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade.’ 

Were New Zealand always this cuddly?

New Zealand’s greatest team (aside perhaps from the present one) – the ’80s outfit – infamously had its share of prickly characters. Richard Hadlee was galaxies out of his team-mates’ league through much of the decade, and was sometimes accused of acting like it. Jeremy Coney later remarked that “the reputation of the team was […]

McCullum’s pride at New Zealand’s record revival

“I firmly believe that the work we’ve done is now flowing onto the field. We’ve been lucky that we’ve had that instant gratification of results going our way, because then it does confirm to you that what you’re doing off the field, and the way you carry yourself as a team and as individuals can […]

‘Delivers the stats like no other’: New Zealand’s Covid-19 crush on health chief

“I think he just epitomises something quite wholesome; he’s not political, he’s got a neutrality about him. He is a very appealing kind of guy. He’s very calm, and he’s very measured – and he’s got really nice hair.”

India vs New Zealand: Mithali Raj ton, Krishnamurthy’s quickfire 70 take India to 265/7

DERBY: Captain Mithali Raj led from the front with a magnificent century as India recovered from an early wobble to score a challenging 265 for 7 against New Zealand in their final league match of the ICC Women’s World Cup here today. Sent into bat, India were reduced to 21 for 2 in the eighth […]

Ex-New Zealand cricketer John Wright named Derbyshire cricket club president

“John is one of the greatest batsmen to ever play for Derbyshire, scoring more than 14,000 runs for the club.Even when his playing days ended, John kept a close relationship with the club and enjoyed success in his return as a coach. His contribution and commitment to the Club over many years has been immense […]

India vs New Zealand semis sets digital viewership record

LONDON: The World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand set a new world record of highest ever concurrent views on Hotstar with a peak of 25.3 million, according to TV and digital viewing figures released by the ICC Friday. The previous record was at 18.6 million. Across ICC’s digital and social platforms during the […]

New Zealand in 2050: The scenario if emissions are curbed

Stuff also interviewed the following experts: Niwa climate scientist Petra Pearce, Victoria University climate scientist James Renwick, Victoria University senior research fellow Judy Lawrence, Victoria University lecturer Jonathan Oosterman, Auckland University associate professor Siouxie Wiles and Lincoln University associate professor Anita Wreford.

Coronavirus: The unusual plane arrivals in New Zealand

Christchurch Airport said on Facebook it was a “rare sight” to see two Lufthansa Boeing 747s on the tarmac at the same time on Tuesday morning. Earlier, Condor made its first ever appearance in New Zealand, as part of the repatriation process.

Global report ranks New Zealand as 7th most popular bolthole for millionaires

The UK was once a popular destination for migrating HNWIs, but the threat of Brexit has seen its inflows turn into outflows. The introducing of new taxes on foreigners owning homes, and the perception that London will cease to be an “international city” after Brexit, has tarnished Britain’s appeal to the wealthy.