Ellyse Perry targets comeback at start of New Zealand series but realistic on workload

On Tuesday, Cricket Australia also launched its new female participation strategy with the aim of building on the success of the T20 World Cup. There have been concerns that Covid-19 will hit the development of the women’s game, but in terms of its standing in Australia Perry believes the efforts gone into making the New […]

PCB plans tour of New Zealand in November

“Enhanced number of players will be in both squads due to strict COVID-19 regulations and protocols in New Zealand and the players and officials, after reaching there early, have to spend 14 days in quarantine and enter a bio-secure bubble before starting their matches,” the source said.

India vs New Zealand: Ravi Shastri gets nostalgic on return to Basin Reserve ground

The 19 year-old was playing the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Kanpur and according to a report published in ‘Mid Day’ newspaper, Shastri got the news of his maiden national call-up from the gate-keeper of the guest house where the Mumbai team was put up.

New Zealand suffers two coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours including a former Cook Islands prime minister – after going 102 days without a single case of community transmission

SEPTEMBER 4:  New Zealand has its first Covid-19 death in more than three months when a man in his 50s dies of the virus. Former Cook Islands Prime Minister Joe Williams also passed away from COVID-19 at age 85.

New Zealand election TV debate: fears inclusion of fringe party may ‘legitimise conspiracy theories’

Advance NZ was invited because one of its co-leaders, Jami-Lee Ross, is a current MP – one of TVNZ’s criteria for the event. Ross, who entered parliament as a lawmaker for the centre-right National party, one of the two major parties, has been an independent since a bitter split with National in 2018.

AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting runs virtually

ASEAN foreign ministers spoke highly of New Zealand maintaining regular high-level visits and ASEAN-New Zealand dialogue as well as the country’s support and cooperation for ASEAN’s peace and security. Both sides emphasised their commitment to further strengthening partnership cooperation for full and effective implementation of the ASEAN-New Zealand Action Plan 2016-2020 and the two key […]

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books

Although culling in libraries is common practice, it is the scale of this cull that is alarming book-lovers in New Zealand, with opponents of the move including some of New Zealand’s literary heavyweights, such as the former poet laureate Vincent O’Sullivan, and writer and former librarian Dame Fiona Kidman, who describes the cull as “cultural […]

Rugby Championship moved from New Zealand to Australia

“Now that the decision has been made we’re looking forward to seeing the All Blacks again take on the best of the Southern Hemisphere,” he said. “We worked incredibly hard behind the scenes with a whole range of stakeholders, including SANZAAR and the New Zealand government, to ensure we were ready and able to host […]

Like Christmas: New Zealand’s post-Covid books boom

Although stock delays of between four and six weeks have meant the shelves of many bookshops are emptier than usual – especially of the current international blockbuster reads – the upside has been a huge growth of interest in New Zealand literature – easily obtainable for local booksellers, and currently “flying off the shelves”, according […]

New Zealand faces another week of Covid restrictions as Ardern defends cautious approach

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, has had its restrictions eased slowly after a resurgence of community transmission of the virus there in August. It followed a period in June when there were no reported cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, and the country largely returned to normal, apart from strict border rules.