‘No predators, plenty to eat’: New Zealand struggles with plague of peacocks

“Over a 12-year period, their numbers have increased hugely and they are spreading further and further afield,” says Adkins. “There are thousands in the district. On the flats of my neighbours, I can see a group of 150 in one go, eating a lot of grass. The amount of feed they’re eating is feed our […]

FIFA World Cup 2018: France team, records, fixtures

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/GER), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/ESP), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)

US Women’s National Team stars on equal pay: To win that fight is bigger than World Cup victory

“I think that with the amount of great players that have come to England and with the kind of change of sports culture that’s happened with Covid-19, there’s a huge opportunity for women’s football to be put equally to men’s and to be shown on the same channels at the same times and to be […]

England 1966 World Cup winner Nobby Stiles dies – family

Stiles was a tough tackling midfielder and an integral part of the Manchester United side under Matt Busby who became the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968.

West Indies begin quarantine period in New Zealand after 54-hour journey

— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 30, 2020After passing their first health test on arrival, the touring squad will initially be based at the New Zealand high-performance centre at Lincoln University in Christchurch, where they will be able to train after day four of their quarantine period. The low incidence of Covid-19 in New Zealand means […]

Man of the people: New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma

Back in Sharma’s hometown of Hareta in Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh, relatives are ecstatic about his win. “He has brought fame to the village, the state and India,” says uncle Lalit Sharma. “Gaurav was brilliant like his father from an early age and now he will show his brilliance in Parliament.”

Ghosts, asylums, and buried villages: Five of New Zealand’s spookiest towns

To avoid starring in your own horror story though, check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you go. The river can become impassable after heavy rain and be all but obliterated under snow and ice in winter. Plus, if you’re driving, DOC warns you not to expect vehicle assistance if your wheels become submerged […]

Artist’s legacy generates funds for Cancer Society New Zealand

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Asia the key playmaker in New Zealand’s economic future post-Covid

On a more positive note, New Zealand will also be watching emerging agreements in Asia towards “travel corridors”, “green lanes” and “bubbles”. Most of the moves in this direction have so far been focused on business travellers, and the limited travel that is permissible involves testing, various forms of quarantine, paperwork requirements and tracing.

New Zealand’s best once-in-a-lifetime trips: Why 2020 is the year to give one a go

You will first weave through spectacular mountains in a small plane, down into Milford Sound. After a two-hour boat ride around the fiord – that includes waterfalls, seals, dramatic cliffs, and possibly even dolphins – you will board your plane back to Queenstown. It is one of the country’s most spectacular day trips.