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.

New Zealand’s Ant Timpson Is Watching the End of the World From the Ends of the Earth

We hit the jackpot in that, in January, we decided to leave the Big Smoke [meaning Auckland]. The timing couldn’t have been crazier. I had come over to Los Angeles for the premiere of [my directorial debut] Come to Daddy, and just going through LAX, it was the first sign — and I’m not prone […]

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

New Delhi: Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies as the teams which will make the semifinals of the World T20 starting in India on March 8. Sehwag has already picked hosts India as favourites to win the coveted title for the second time. “Apart […]

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.

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

Even the oil filters needed detective work to conform to the authenticity mantra. They were originally supplied by Tecalemit but have long been obsolete, so most D-types and XKSSs now run on modern filter conversions. Clearly this wouldn’t do, but the Classic team tracked down ‘another Fred in the shed’ (Kev’s description of tiny companies […]

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor looks uncannily familiar but packs in lots of new stories

In the first part of the process you’ll use the Antiquarian’s Eye to scry for the precise location of an artifact. The scrying game is a sort of match 3 variant where you’re trying to build your way to specific points on the board by connecting contiguous tiles with the same symbols before using up […]

Australia shares post record daily gain after stimulus package

Australian shares rose 7% on Monday in their biggest single-day jump in history, as a stimulus package to invigorate the coronavirus-hit economy and a slowdown in the rate of daily infections spurred buying. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 339 points higher at 5,181.40, recovering from a steep 5.3% fall on Friday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison […]

Tasmania could have more than 500 COVID-19 cases by April

Dr Higgie said while Tasmania was not yet at a point where she and Dr Phillips, a University of Melbourne academic, could give date predictions, she said now was the “perfect time” for the state to prevent an ICU overload.