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  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to take first dose of COVID-19 vaccine next week Jun 08, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to take first dose of COVID-19 vaccine next week

    The Pacific island nation, which has been among the most successful in the world in containing the spread of COVID-19, has so far fully vaccinated about 250,000 of its 5 million population.

  • WTC Final: India, New Zealand to be adjudged joint winners in case of draw or tie May 28, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    WTC Final: India, New Zealand to be adjudged joint winners in case of draw or tie

    According to the playing conditions unveiled by the global body, "a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners..."

  • Five stabbed in New Zealand knife attack, terror link ruled out May 10, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Five stabbed in New Zealand knife attack, terror link ruled out

    Police said the attack -- highly unusual in the normally peaceful South Pacific nation -- occurred at a Countdown supermarket in central Dunedin at 2.30pm (0230GMT) and a man had been taken into custody.

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to marry over the summer May 05, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to marry over the summer

    In an interview Wednesday on the Coast radio breakfast show, Ardern said she and Clarke Gayford have finally set a date for their wedding after announcing they were engaged two years ago.

  • New Zealanders face mental health, economic challenges in pandemic recovery Apr 30, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    New Zealanders face mental health, economic challenges in pandemic recovery

    The Pacific island nation, which has had only about 2,200 cases and 26 deaths in a population of 5 million, enforced strict lockdowns and social distancing rules that helped to virtually eliminate the virus.

  • IPL 2021: New Zealand cricketers anxious but do not wish to return home, says Chief Heath Mills Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    IPL 2021: New Zealand cricketers anxious but do not wish to return home, says Chief Heath Mills

    The New Zealand Players Association (NZPA) chief Heath Mills has confirmed that the players are satisfied with the safety protocols in the bio bubble.

  • COVID-19 | New Zealand band Six60 plays to 50,000 fans while the world isolates Apr 26, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 | New Zealand band Six60 plays to 50,000 fans while the world isolates

    While much of the world is hunkered down, the band Six60 has been playing to huge crowds in New Zealand, where social distancing isn't required after the nation stamped out the coronavirus.

  • 'Lord of the Rings' TV series: New Zealand awards Amazon extra $116 million subsidy Apr 16, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    'Lord of the Rings' TV series: New Zealand awards Amazon extra $116 million subsidy

    Amazon will get an extra 5% from New Zealand's Screen Production Grant in addition to the 20% grant the production already qualifies for, the government said in a statement.

  • In pics | Colourful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals Apr 15, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    In pics | Colourful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

    Auckland company Dying Art makes unique custom caskets which reflect the people who will eventually lay inside them, whether it's a love for fire engines, a cream doughnut or Lego.

  • Hope New Zealand's temporary travel ban from India will be lifted after April 28: MEA Apr 09, 2021 09:53 AM IST

    Hope New Zealand's temporary travel ban from India will be lifted after April 28: MEA

    This is the first time that New Zealand has imposed a temporary ban on the entry of travellers coming from India, including its citizens. The ban, from April 11 to 28, was announced by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

  • New Zealand temporarily suspends travel from India to combat surge in COVID-19 infected travellers: PM Jacinda Ardern Apr 08, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    New Zealand temporarily suspends travel from India to combat surge in COVID-19 infected travellers: PM Jacinda Ardern

    The suspension will start from 1600 local time on April 11 and will be in place until April 28, Ardern said in a news conference. During this time the government will look at risk management measures to resume travel.

  • New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19 Apr 06, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said health officials believe the risk of the virus being transmitted from Australia is low and that travel is now safe.

  • New Zealand approves paid leave after miscarriage Mar 25, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    New Zealand approves paid leave after miscarriage

    Employers in New Zealand, as in some other countries, had already been required to provide paid leave in the event of a stillbirth, when a fetus is lost after a gestation of 20 weeks or more.

  • India’s bench strength XI vs the Kiwis! A match or a mis-match Mar 09, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    India’s bench strength XI vs the Kiwis! A match or a mis-match

    India is now showing the world that, for the first time, it's producing world-class cricketers directly proportional to its enormous population.

  • India-New Zealand World Test Championship final in Southampton: Saurav Ganguly Mar 08, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    India-New Zealand World Test Championship final in Southampton: Saurav Ganguly

    Ganguly lavished praise on the team for its stupendous performance in both the away series against Australia and home games against England.

  • New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine Mar 08, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    New Zealand to use only Pfizer virus vaccine

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the strategy on Monday, saying the decision was based on the Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness. She said this would make it easier and fairer for all New Zealanders to have access to the same vaccine.

  • New Zealanders take to the hills as powerful quakes trigger tsunami waves Mar 05, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    New Zealanders take to the hills as powerful quakes trigger tsunami waves

    Officials had warned that waves could reach 10 feet above high tide levels after the quakes – the strongest a magnitude 8.1 – but the largest waves have now passed, the NEMA said as it downgraded the threat level.

  • Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Zealand, tsunami warning issued Mar 04, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Zealand, tsunami warning issued

    Tsunami waves were possible within 300 km (180 miles) of the quake's epicenter, the PTWC said.

  • Cipla Gulf expands partnership with Alvotech for commercialisation of four drugs in Australia, New Zealand Mar 02, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Cipla Gulf expands partnership with Alvotech for commercialisation of four drugs in Australia, New Zealand

    Cipla Gulf FZ LCC is expanding its partnership with Alvotech for the marketing and distribution of four biosimilar medicines in Australia and New Zealand, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • 10 years after Christchurch earthquake, a hush where 8,000 homes once stood Feb 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    10 years after Christchurch earthquake, a hush where 8,000 homes once stood

    The wreckage left in New Zealand’s second-largest city was razed. Now, a swath nearly twice the size of Central Park is being reclaimed by nature.

  • New Zealand begins COVID-19 vaccinations programme, Australia starts on February 22 Feb 20, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    New Zealand begins COVID-19 vaccinations programme, Australia starts on February 22

    A small group of medical professionals were injected on Friday in Auckland ahead of the wider rollout which was officially starting with border staff and so-called Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) workers on Saturday, officials said.

  • New Zealand imposes three-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases Feb 14, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    New Zealand imposes three-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

    Ardern said the level 3 restrictions, which require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping and essential work, repeating the super cautious approach the country has taken over the past year in stamping out the pandemic.

  • New Zealand suspends ties with Myanmar; to ban visits from military leaders Feb 09, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    New Zealand suspends ties with Myanmar; to ban visits from military leaders

    New Zealand will also ensure its aid programme will not include projects that are delivered with, or benefit, the military government, Jacinda Ardern told a news conference.

  • New Zealand confirms first COVID-19 case in months, sparking Australia travel halt Jan 25, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    New Zealand confirms first COVID-19 case in months, sparking Australia travel halt

    The woman, who returned to New Zealand on December 30, had tested positive for the South African strain of the virus after leaving a two-week mandatory quarantine where she had twice tested negative, COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said.

  • New Zealand central bank says data system hacked Jan 10, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    New Zealand central bank says data system hacked

    The system had been secured and taken offline until the bank completes its initial investigations.

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