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  1. Sport - Rugby

    New Zealand out-blitz South Africa to win Wellington Sevens

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Wellington New Zealand out-blitz Boks in final New Zealand out-blitzed the Blitzbokke to regain the lead in the HSBC Sevens World Series on Saturday, defeating the South Africans 21-0 in the Wellington final. After losing to South Africa in the past two rounds in Las Vegas and Port Elizabeth, New Zealand were not to be denied a third time as they racked up ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - Sevens World Series

    Powerful South Africa favourites for Wellington Sevens title

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 08:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Springboks boast a powerful defence and are team to beat after winning last two rounds South Africa target Wellington title The imposing South Africans, with their rock-solid defence, are being targeted as the team to beat when the New Zealand round of the IRB Sevens World Series gets under way in Wellington on Friday. South Africa, coming off back-to-back ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Sevens World Series

    New Zealand aiming for home win at Wellington Sevens

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 11:15am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Reigning champions head to their capital one point behind South Africa New Zealand hope to use home advantage to regain top spot when the HSBC Sevens World Series roadshow rolls into Wellington this week. The reigning champions, who claimed a record series 11th title last year, head to their capital on 77 points, one behind South Africa, who ...

  4. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Giant eagle model promoting Hobbit movies falls prey to Wellington tremor

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:03am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Wellington The eagle has landed: quake brings down giant bird Central New Zealand, including the capital, Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude-6.3 earthquake yesterday. The damage was mostly superficial, including a giant eagle model that fell from the ceiling at Wellington airport. The tremor hit just before 4pm at a depth of 27 kilometres and was widely felt ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD WELLINGTON

    Postcard: Wellington

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green The sign on Wellington's airport terminal says it all: Welcome to Middle Earth. From the moment in the late 1990s when it was announced The Lord of the Rings trilogy would be made in New Zealand by a local boy made good, filmmaker Peter Jackson, the nation's film industry and film-related tourism took a dramatic step forward. Its windy capital, Wellington ...

  6. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Powerful quake keeps Wellington on edge

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 02:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Strongest in a series of tremors does little damage but has people rushing into the street Powerful earthquake keeps residents of capital on edge ... and no substantial damage was reported but the quake, the strongest in a series of tremors in recent days, smashed windows in the capital, Wellington, and sent blocks of masonry toppling from buildings. One ...

  7. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Drought declared in New Zealand’s North Island

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand declared a drought across its entire North Island for the first time in at least 30 years on Friday, with low river levels in the capital Wellington also worrying officials. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said: “It has become clear that nearly all farmers in every part of the North Island are facing very difficult dry ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Waikato Chiefs top Super 15 table after beating Wellington Hurricanes

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Chiefs return to summit after win over Hurricanes Defending champions the Waikato Chiefs moved back into top spot on the Super 15 ladder yesterday after holding on to beat the Wellington Hurricanes 17-12. The Chiefs scored the only try in wet conditions and produced a mighty defensive effort to smother a Hurricanes fightback as both teams notched ...

  9. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Middle-Earth fever hits 'Middle of Middle-Earth' Wellington

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Middle-Earth fever hits Wellington Huge crowds swarmed central Wellington yesterday for the world premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, an event ... Freeman treading the red carpet leading to the Embassy Theatre, which was decked out as a hobbit house. "The whole of Wellington seems to be here, it's extraordinary," Wood said ...

  10. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Wellington goes Hobbit mad ahead of film premiere

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand is dotted with images and statues of characters days before epic film's premiere Wellington goes Hobbit crazy Up to 100,000 people are expected to line the streets of Wellington on Wednesday for the world premiere of director Peter Jackson's long-awaited Middle Earth epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Stars including ...




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