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.

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

But as the numbers of their natural predators such as possums, ferrets, stoats and rats drop due to nationwide control efforts, peacocks are becoming increasingly destructive. Many local farmers have also unwittingly planted feasts for peacocks; seeding fields of maize, corn and clover which is beloved by the animals.

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

The “No” vote on marijuana was much closer, with 53% voting against legalizing the drug for recreational use and 46% voting in favor. That left open a slight chance the measure could still pass once all special votes were counted next week, although it would require a huge swing.

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.”

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 […]

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe ODI: Babar Azam decides to bat first after winning toss

Babar warns against complacency“The boys are excited to take on Pakistan and give their best. We are capable of winning and going all the way, especially in presence of some experienced players. We will look to put Pakistan bowlers under pressure. We aim to put 300 plus on the board which will provide a good […]

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Cricket Score and Updates: PAK vs ZIM 1st ODI match Live cricket score at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

1:58 PM IST 18.2 Wesley Madhevere to Haris Sohail, 1 run, Tossed up around off, driven to deep cover for a run.

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

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — The New Zealand government is providing its national branding support for New Zealand exporting companies who are participating in the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, New Zealand trade expert told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview.

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 […]

Do something new, New Zealand: Weird and wonderful attractions star in Tourism New Zealand music video

The song, called “Do Something New, New Zealand”, was written by comedians Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, who star in the music video and are shown enjoying various experiences around the country, from a mud bath at Hell’s Gate in Rotorua to bungy jumping off Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown.