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

The New Zealand government has committed to completely eradicating invasive species such as rats, stoats and possums by 2050. Trapping the unwanted species has become a mainstream hobby in New Zealand, helped by possum fur being valued in the fashion industry.

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

Proponents of marijuana legalization were frustrated that popular Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wouldn’t reveal how she intended to vote ahead the Oct. 17 ballot, saying she wanted to leave the decision to New Zealanders. Ms. Ardern said Friday after the results were released that she had voted in favor of both referendums.

Man of the people: New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma

Sharma retains a strong connection with Himachal Pradesh, saying he still speaks Pahari with school friends and misses the dham or traditional vegetarian meals prepared on festive occasions. “During my last trip to Mumbai, I ate 24 gol gappas, but that was half my record of 52 on another occasion,” he says.

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

Grave also confirmed that players and support staff will continue to receive 50% of their salaries, as has been the case since July, though match fees will be paid in full. The backroom staff on the tour are largely similar to the group that travelled to England, with Monty Desai, Andre Coley and Trevor Penney […]

India likely to back New Zealand’s Greg Barclay for ICC chairman’s post

“The BCCI is more aligned with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and those who matter in Indian cricket board find Barclay as a more suitable candidate for the post. Also Khwaja’s policy positioning isn’t exactly in favour of Indian cricket,” a senior official, privy to developments in ICC board, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

New Zealand Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

SYDNEY – COVID-19 restrictions are being relaxed in New Zealand as infection rates fall.  In a four-tiered alert system, all but the nation’s biggest city, Auckland, will move to the lowest disease-control level, alert level one on Tuesday.  Auckland will move to alert level two on Wednesday.

Interview: Government brand to support New Zealand exporting companies in CIIE

“There are still good interests from New Zealand companies in the CIIE this year, while most of the New Zealand companies that are participating this year already have teams in China. But one company in our pavilion was so dedicated to the China market that they actually went through all the quarantine processes,” said Acheson.

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

Arguably the first major development in the bubble world is an agreement between Hong Kong and Singapore to open a quarantine-free bubble. The details are still being ironed out, including how many times, and when, travellers will be tested – and at what cost. But it is a notable step forward for the two hubs […]

New Zealand-Vietnam Parliamentarians’ Friendship Group established

Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador Hau lauded the overdue establishment of the group on July 18 and stated that the Vietnamese Embassy is ready to get to work on developing the relationship between New Zealand and Vietnam.

Ardern Tipped to Win Second Term in New Zealand Election

Ardern’s center-left Labour party came to power in 2017 even though it lost the election. Under New Zealand’s proportional representation voting system, it managed to put together a coalition with a small group of nationalist lawmakers and the Green party.