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Kiwi legend Hadlee undergoes surgery for bowel cancer

Wellington, June 13 (IANS) Legendary New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee has recently undergone surgery to remove a tumour after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. According to a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) statement on behalf of his wife Lady Dianne, Hadlee will commence chemotherapy shortly and is expected to make a full recovery. Last month, Richard had a routine, three-year...

4 days ago
New Zealander Rob Nicol announces retirement

Wellington, June 9 (IANS) New Zealand opening batsman Rob Nicol on Saturday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 35-year-old featured in two Tests, 22 ODIs and 21 T20Is, scoring 941 runs that included two centuries in the 50-over format. Nicol made his international debut in the shortest format when he featured in the 2010 ICC World T20 in the West Indies, befo...

6 days ago
Hesson stepping down as New Zealand coach

Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Less than a year to the 2019 ICC World Cup, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Thursday announced his decision to step down from his post, effective from July 31. Hesson, who steered the Kiwis to new heights in all three formats, said he wanted to take a break from the rigours of international cricket and spend more time with his wife and children. This jo...

8 days ago
New Zealand classifies kauri tree as threatened

Wellington, June 5 (IANS) New Zealand on Tuesday classified the kauri tree, which is affected by a plant disease, as threatened, along with more than 100 endemic plants in the country. Kauri trees (Agathis australis), which have a special significance for the indigenous Maori people, are among the tallest trees in the world, and have an average lifespan of 2,000 years, reports Efe news.<...

13 days ago
Sweet and spicy delights for diabetics

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) If diabetes is keeping you away from indulging in foods you love, try some recipes which have ingredients suited for those who have sugar issues. Manish Kusumwal, Corporate Chef at Keys Hotels, suggests: *Tilapia Tawa Masala (Pan Seared) Ingredients 250 gm tilapia fillet (2 servings) 1.5 tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)

16 days ago
New Zealand to cull over 100,000 cows to eradicate Mycoplasma

Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand will become the first country in the world to try to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis cow disease by culling tens of thousands of cows in the largest mass animal slaughter in the countrys history. Government and farming sector leaders have agreed to cull 126,000 cows and spend more than NZ$800m ($560 million) over 10 years in an attempt to save the nat...

1 month ago
Creating international platforms for Indian arts

In 1999, as part of a British Council showcase programme, I travelled to the Edinburgh Festival and that set in motion the idea of creating platforms for Indian contemporary and classical art forms across the world. Working closely with the Festival Fringe, the International Film Festival, the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Festival, we created an annual offering of wor...

1 month ago
UAE Foreign Minister meets New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Wellington, May 3 (IANS/WAM) UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has met New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern here for bilateral discussions, following the reveal of New Zealand's $53 million pavilion for the 2020 World Expo to be held in Dubai. During the meeting on Wednesday, the two sides discussed means of enhancing and developing friendly relations and co...

1 month ago
New Zealand PM angry over Trump comparisons

Wellington, April 18 (IANS) New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday said she was infuriated and very angry for being compared to US President Donald Trump. Last September, the Wall Street Journal headlined a story: Meet New Zealand's Justin Trudeau - except she's more like Trump on immigration,, the Guardian reported. In an interview to NBC News, Ardern said the s...

2 months ago
Indian woman dies in New Zealand accident

Wellington, April 12 (IANS) A 22-year-old Indian woman has died in a freak accident in her own driveway here while she was assisting her sister to jump-start their car. According to a New Zealand Punjabi Herald report on Thursday, the woman was identified as Harpreet Kaur. The Auckland-based Kaur was pursuing higher studies at a local University and had gone to Wellington to att...

2 months ago
New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration

Wellington, April 12 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday a ban on all new offshore oil exploration, describing her decision as a transition towards a zero-carbon economy. Transitions have to start somewhere and unless we make decisions today that will essentially take effect in 30 or more years time, we run the risk of acting too late and causing abrupt...

2 months ago
Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Sydney, April 6 (IANS) Scientists from University of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia are moving into caves to understand how climate change and land use are affecting groundwater resources. According to information given by the university, researches -- including those from Germay -- are looking at ancient limestone structures in Wellington Caves in NSW to better studay soil mositure,...

2 months ago
New Zealand clears law to erase gay sex convictions

Wellington, April 4 (IANS) New Zealand's Parliament has passed a legislation to allow people who were previously convicted of homosexual offences to have their criminal records wiped. Legislation enacting the change was cleared on Tuesday night unanimously, Radio New Zealand reported on Wednesday. Homosexuality was decriminalized in New Zealand in 1986, but people who were convicted befo...

2 months ago
Super Cup: Jamshedpur ride goalie's heroics to edge past Minerva in tiebreaker

Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC rode on young goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh's heroics to put it across I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out and take their place in quarterfinals of the Super Cup here. In the fourth Round of 16 match of the tournament, being played at the Kalinga stadium Sanjiban affected at least 8-9 saves throughout the 120 minutes of th...

2 months ago
Warner not a bad guy, says Williamson

Wellington, March 29 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson feels David Warner is not a bad person and maintained that he had been in touch with the southpaw during the fall-out of the ball tampering scandal in South Africa which saw Warner and Steve Smith banned for 12 months and Cameron Bancroft for nine months. Williamson had previously shared the dressing room with Warner...

2 months ago
Obama, New Zealand PM discuss climate change, parenthood

Wellington, March 22 (IANS) New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and former US President Barack Obama met in Auckland on Thursday and discussed a range of issues, including climate change and the social media. Obama, who is on a private trip to New Zealand, also gave Ardern, who is expecting her first child, tips on parenthood during the meeting. We talked about pressing i...

3 months ago
Bolton, Jonassen star as Australia seal ODI series

Vadodara, March 15 (IANS) Australia continued their dominance with a comprehensive 60-run victory against Indian women to seal the three-match One-day International (ODI) series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead here on Thursday. After cruising to an eight-wicket victory in the opening ICC Women's Championship game, India were outplayed in all departments as Australia scored a healthy 2...

3 months ago
Indian eves aim to square series in second ODI

Vadodara, March 14 (IANS) India will hope for a turn-around in fortunes with the return of skipper Mithali Raj when they take on Australia in the must-win second game of the three-match rubber, which is part of the ICC womens ODI Championship. Mithali sat out of the opening One-day International (ODI) on Monday with a bout of fever as she watched from the sidelines when the hosts succumb...

3 months ago
Bolton guides Aussie eves to 8-wkt win over India

Vadodara, March 12 (IANS) Australia rode on opener Nicole Bolton's brilliant unbeaten ton to tame the Indian eves by eight wickets in the opening women's One-day International and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber. Chasing a below par 201, the Southern Stars got off to a solid start with Bolton (100 off 101 balls; 4x12) and her opening partner Alyssa Healy (38 off 29; 4x6, 6x1) p...

3 months ago
Cyclone Gita causes flight cancellations in New Zealand

Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) Flights at five airports in New Zealand were cancelled on Tuesday due to Cyclone Gita, which has caused extensive destruction. Air New Zealand reported that it had cancelled all flights in and out of Wellington airport due to the cyclone, which was expected to reach central New Zealand with winds of up to 150 km per hour, reports Efe bews. In a statement...

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