‘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.

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

“I think we’ve got to win series now,” Estwick said. “We win the odd Test match – you can look at all the teams we’ve played in the last two years – we’ve won one Test match, but we haven’t won the series. It’s important that we put two or three performances together, not one […]

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

Asked if his election, from the Hamilton West constituency, reflects greater political mobilisation or awareness within New Zealand’s Indian diaspora of about 170,000, Sharma says: “There are very few Indian voters in my constituency. They probably don’t even make up 1.5% of the electorate. But yes, Indian-origin people are taking a greater interest in politics. […]

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

“But one month is a big time in cricket’s administrative politics. If Khwaja can come around and probably be on the same page with the BCCI, you never know. Barclay, with his focus on bilateral cricket, is more acceptable to India,” the veteran administrator, who has seen many a board room battles, said.

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

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.

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.

MBIE wants pay guarantees for halal slaughtermen in New Zealand

“Generally, employers who are concerned about losing workers, who are in New Zealand, due to the stand-down period, can support these workers to get Essential Skills visas without a stand-down period by paying at or above the median wage, provided there are no New Zealanders available to do the work,” he said.

Ardern Tipped to Win Second Term in New Zealand Election

When the leader of the conservative National Party, Judith Collins, was the police minister in a previous government, she supported a policy to crush the cars of repeat traffic offenders. She has clashed with Ardern during the campaign, calling the prime minister a “liar “over testing protocols for COVID-19 at New Zealand’s closed international borders.