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

Irfan Ahmed has been outstanding at the crease for Hong Kong during the ICC World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand. Photo: Dickson Lee

"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

Deliveries will be less frequent in New Zealand following NZ Post decision. Photo: SCMP

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

Kieran Hickman surveys the damage to his property at Taimate. Photo: AP

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

Cows are seen at a barn on a farm managed by New Zealand dairy export giant Fonterra Co-operative Group in Hangu County. Photo: Reuters

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

The woman and boy live in the main North Island city of Auckland.

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

Martin Crowe

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

Rapidly rising home prices may stoke inflation. Photo: Bloomberg

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

England's Stuart Broad took a test-best seven for 44 as New Zealand crumbled to be all out for 68 in their second innings. Photo: AP

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's Marriage Amendment Bill sponsor and Labour MP Louisa Wall (right) and her partner Prue Katea. Photo: AP

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

Artist Tsui Kuang-yu and Suh Jin-suk, director of Gallery Loop in Seoul, work on the "Moving on Asia" travelling exhibition (left), which is showing at Wellington's City Gallery. Photo: Justine Hall

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

NZ approves China-backed plans to build two infant formula plants

File photo of worker preparing to milk cows on farm managed by New Zealand dairy processor Fonterra in Yutian County. Photo: Reuters

New Zealand has given two big Chinese dairy firms the green-light to build infant milk formula plants in the country, paving the way for overseas firms to expand into the world’s largest dairy exporting country.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:04pm

China food fears raise potential for NZ

Bill English, New Zealand's deputy prime minister. Photo: Edward Wong

China's long-running food-safety scares and milk powder contamination problems have increased demand for reliable overseas supplies, creating sound investment opportunities for New Zealand's agriculture-centric economy.

21 Mar 2013 - 5:02am

England 234-1 vs NZ after day 4

England's Alastair Cook makes his ground as the New Zealand wicket keeper B J Watling breaks the stumps on the fourth day of the 1st international cricket test at University Oval in Dunedin on Saturday. Photo: AP

Alastair Cook scored his 24th test century and Nick Compton his first Saturday in an 231-run opening partnership which steered England towards parity with New Zealand on the fourth day of the first test.

At stumps England was 234-1, 59 runs behind New Zealand with a day to play.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:58pm

New Zealand skittle England for 167

New Zealand's Bruce Martin (centre) celebrates on the second day of the 1st international cricket test in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday. Photo: AP

England were hustled out for just 167 on the second day of the opening Test against New Zealand on Thursday as the unfancied Black Caps attack destroyed the tourists’ powerful batting line-up.

7 Mar 2013 - 1:02pm

US wins appeal in battle to extradite Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom. Photo: Reuters

The United States on Friday won a court appeal in its battle to extradite Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom from New Zealand.

1 Mar 2013 - 10:36pm