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  • Apr 21, 2014
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New Zealand

Tense time as Hong Kong face Papua New Guinea in crunch qualifier

"Can we dare to dream?" Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman Mike Walsh and all local fans are on tenterhooks as Jamie Atkinson leads Hong Kong out for their final game at the ICC World Cup qualifiers against Papua New Guinea in Lincoln, New Zealand, today.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 10:25pm

New Zealand Post slows snail mail to three days a week

New Zealand Post said on Thursday that it will deliver letters only three days a week amid a decline in “snail mail” volumes blamed on alternatives such as emails and texts.

NZ Post chairman Michael Cullen said the state-owned body had to act to remain viable, conceding the plan was likely to involve “significant” job losses.

24 Oct 2013 - 3:53pm

Strong earthquakes shake central New Zealand

Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, disrupting traffic and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital.

17 Aug 2013 - 2:53am

New Zealand finds botulism signs in milk products

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announced on Saturday that tests of some ingredients used in infant formula and sports drinks have turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism, and customers were urgently checking their supply chains.

The company is the world’s fourth-largest dairy company, with annual revenues of about US$16 billion (HK124 billion).

3 Aug 2013 - 4:14pm

Boy, 11, fathers child with 36-year-old woman in New Zealand

An 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported yesterday to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Kiwi cricket great Martin Crowe says stress from game worsened his cancer

New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe yesterday said the cancer he was diagnosed with last year was under control and he was cutting all ties with cricket to reduce his stress levels.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:17am

Soaring property prices leave central bank with interest rate rise dilemma

Rising home prices will increase the pressure on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to raise interest rates, finance minister Bill English says.

22 May 2013 - 3:51am

New Zealand cricket captain has faith in batsmen, despite loss to England

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insisted he still had faith in his batsmen after an "hour of madness" cost the team dear in a thumping first test defeat at Lord's.

21 May 2013 - 5:38am

It's time for Hong Kong to talk about fairness to sexual minorities

New Zealand gained a reputation as a social laboratory by giving women the right to vote 120 years ago, and by introducing cradle-to-grave social welfare in the 1930s and 40s. The latter has been undermined by free-market economics and remains anathema to many societies including Hong Kong. The country's latest reform is not quite so pioneering but, as with the other two in their time, millions around the world have mixed feelings about it.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 1 comment

Screening process

It looks an unlikely place for a significant survey of Asian video art. The beige, art deco lump that is Wellington's City Gallery looms over the New Zealand capital's Civic Square, a stone's throw from its picturesque waterfront.

14 Apr 2013 - 5:15pm