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John Wright to leave NZ coaching job after Windies tour


May 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (IANS) New Zealand coach Joh Wright has decided to step down from his post after the team's tour of the West Indies next month.New Zealand Cricket (NZC) ... Read more...

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New Zealand grounds ATRs after finding cracks


March 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) More than 3,000 passengers were affected Sunday when Air New Zealand grounded its fleet of ATR aircraft following the discovery of hairline cracks in one plane.The ... Read more...

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Quake drives decade-high emigration from New Zealand


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 22 (IANS) New Zealand had its first yearly net loss of migrants in a decade, show figures for the year ending October.The number of people who left New ... Read more...

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Strong earthquakes strike off northeastern New Zealand


November 18th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by BNO News
TIKITIKI, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong earthquakes struck off the east coast of the North Island in New Zealand on early Friday evening, seismologists said. There were no reports of ... Read more...

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England fast bowler Graham Dilley dead


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) England fast bowler Graham Dilley, an Ashes-winning hero in 1981, has died after a brief battle against cancer. Dilley, 52, died this morning at a hospice in ... Read more...

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New Zealand to host Zimbabwe next year


June 24th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 24 (IANS) New Zealand Friday waived travel sanctions on Zimbabwe and will be hosting them for the first time in 11 years in January-February as part of ... Read more...

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Infosys acquires software business of New Zealand firm


June 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd. Wednesday announced acquiring the software solutions business of Gen-i in New Zealand for an unspecified amount."We have entered into a strategic ... Read more...

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5.3-magnitude aftershock shakes Christchurch


April 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 16 (ANI): A strong aftershock measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has hit Christchurch city of New Zealand on Saturday.The quake was centered 10 km northeast of Diamond Harbour at ... Read more...

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Buchanan likely to become New Zealand Cricket’s director


April 8th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 8 (ANI): Former Australian cricket coach John Buchanan is likely to become New Zealand Cricket's new all-powerful director of cricket.Buchanan confirmed to The Dominion Post that he was in ... Read more...

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NZ cricket ‘blown away’ by ICC generous cash relief


April 5th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 5 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) generous donation of one million dollars to help New Zealand Cricket build its new office, which was destroyed by earthquake, has "blown away" ... Read more...

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100-year-old whisky to benefit Antarctic Heritage Trust


April 5th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 5 (ANI): Crates of the world's oldest whisky and brandy found encased in ice in the Antartica after 100 years could turn into a financial windfall for the Christchurch-based Antarctic ... Read more...

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Southee can become best swing bowler in world cricket within 12 months: Donald


March 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 27 (ANI): New Zealand's bowling coach Allan Donald believes that Tim Southee could become the best swing bowler in world cricket within the next 12 months.The South African legend has ... Read more...

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‘Moon man’ correctly predicts another tremor


March 24th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A man, who claims to have predicted the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, has correctly predicted another tremor.'Lunar forecaster' Ken Ring warned that an aftershock would hit Christchurch on ... Read more...

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No wedding gifts, say William, Kate


March 17th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Prince William and Kate Middleton have asked the guests to donate money to good causes instead of buying them gifts.The couple is due to exchange ... Read more...

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Hayley Westenra plans NZ Quake Aid gig


March 14th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Singer Hayley Westenra is planning a huge benefit concert, dubbed Quake Aid, to raise funds for her home town of Christchurch in New Zealand.The singer will invite global ... Read more...

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Christchurch’s central business district cordon opens to residents and business owners


March 6th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.6 (ANI): Parts of the central business district cordon have been lifted for residents and business owners.Many residents and businessmen waited in queue to get the access inside the cordon.Zones ... Read more...

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New Zealand quake: Toll rises to 123


February 26th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Christchurch, Feb 26 (IANS) The toll in New Zealand's earthquake-hit Christchurch city has reached 123 and is expected to rise further Saturday, police said.The magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch Feb 22.Police superintendent ... Read more...

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Australians among earthquake looters in Christchurch


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 25 (ANI): Australians are allegedly among bogus officials who are going door-to-door in quake-struck Christchurch scouting out appliances to steal from stressed and vulnerable locals.The search for earthquake survivors continues ... Read more...

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New Zealand earthquake survivor trapped in ‘foetal position’ marries


February 25th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch, Feb 25(ANI): A New Zealand woman who miraculously survived Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake after being trapped "in a foetal position" for a terrifying seven hours married her fiance in Christchurch today.Emma ... Read more...

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Earthquake will motivate New Zealand: Border


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 23 (IANS) Allan Border feels the tragic earthquake in New Zealand will motivate their team to do better in their World Cup clash against Australia in Nagpur. New Zealand players ... Read more...

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Bodies lying around Christchurch after huge quake


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) "There are just bodies lying around," said a stunned resident of this New Zealand city after a massive earthquake Tuesday flattened buildings and falling debris crushed ... Read more...

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Stallion semen at Kiwi Wildfoods festival will leave one ‘raring to go’


February 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): A food festival in New Zealand is offering visitors shots of stallion semen, which is said will leave the drinker with as much zest as the animal for ... Read more...

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Kiwi left-arm spinner Woodcock still waiting for international wicket


January 31st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Jan.31 (ANI): Wellington left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock is still looking for his first international wicket after making his debut for New Zealand over the weekend.In the match against Pakistan ... Read more...

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Akhtar must get ‘match-fit’ if he wants to play for Pak: Afridi


January 31st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch, Jan 31(ANI): Pakistan's ODI captain Shahid Afridi has said that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was left out of the third ODI against New Zealand, as he needs to work harder ... Read more...

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Pakistan beats New Zealand in Christchurch ODI to level series 1-1


January 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch, Jan 29(ANI): Pakistan has levelled the six-match ODI series 1-1 by beating New Zealand by 43 runs in the third ODI played in Christchurch today.New Zealand never really challenged Pakistan's imposing ... Read more...

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Vettori to miss third ODI against Pakistan


January 26th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Queenstown (New Zealand), Jan.26 (ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will sit out the third one-day cricket international against Pakistan at Christchurch on Saturday.The decision to rest Vettori was taken even ... Read more...

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Vijay Mallya ‘hand-carries century old bottles of whisky to Glasgow’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 15 (ANI): Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya jetted into Christchurch to hand-carry three bottles of whisky, left from British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic expedition, to Glasgow.The bottles of ... Read more...

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Afridi, Butt to discuss Pak World Cup probables, ODI squad for NZ series


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan ODI captain Shahid Afridi will meet Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt at the PCB headquarters on Monday to finalise the probables for the 2011 World Cup as ... Read more...

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Afridi in Pakistan to discuss World Cup probables (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will meet board chairman Ijaz Butt at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters in Lahore Monday to finalise the probables for the ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels ‘up respiratory infections in newborns’


December 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that newborns with low levels of vitamin D levels are at a higher risk of respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing during ... Read more...

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Injured McCullum ruled out of first two T20s against Pakistan


December 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 24(ANI): New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of Sunday's opening Twenty20 international against Pakistan due to his back soreness.McCullum had injured his back during the second Test ... Read more...

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Mozart music helps cops combat crime


November 8th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 8 (IANS) The music by 18th century classical composer Mozart has helped police combat crime in a city of New Zealand, a media report said Monday.According to newspaper The Press, ... Read more...

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High tech stroke therapy treatment to enter export market


November 1st, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Zealand, Nov 01 (ANI): Kiwi developers, who developed a device that may give fresh hope to stroke and brain injury survivors have big plans for their product's entrance into the lucrative ... Read more...

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Sexsomnia linked to gene?


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 22 (IANS) The condition of sexsomnia, the bizarre act of having sex while asleep, could be genetic, according to evidence found by an Australian researcher.Gerard Kennedy, an associate professor in ... Read more...

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Tank driving - latest adventure sport in New Zealand


September 17th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 17 (ANI): New Zealanders are trying a new adventure sport to get a taste of thrill- Tank driving.'Tanks For Everything'-a 30-minute drive from Christchurch, created by Jonathan Lahy-Neary, is the ... Read more...

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