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New Zealand news agency shuts down - after 132 years


September 1st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 1 (IANS) "We now sign off," said a New Zealand news agency that closed after 132 years. New Zealand Press Association shut down after Fairfax Media, joint shareholder along ... Read more...

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Dog mauls four-year-old girl’s face


May 28th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, May 28 (IANS) A four-year-old New Zealand girl's face was badly bitten by a large dog Saturday so much so that she would need facial reconstructive surgery, police said.The ... Read more...

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Waqar Younis feels IPL snub better for Pakistan cricket


January 12th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.12 (ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis is more than happy for his players to be missing from the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament.Aside from the ... Read more...

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Black Caps need rapid ‘mental’ turnaround: Ross Taylor


January 12th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.12 (ANI): Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor hopes some of new New Zealand cricket coach John Wright's mental toughness as a player will rub off on the current crop ... Read more...

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Salary not important for New Zealand workers


January 6th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, Jan 6 (IANS) Work environment, company culture and workplace morale are the most important factors for New Zealand officegoers, while salary is one of the least significant of all, a study ... Read more...

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Casting agent sacked over ‘The Hobbit’ racism row in New Zealand


November 30th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 30 (ANI): A casting agent for the New Zealand-based production of 'The Hobbit' has been fired.According to the New Zealand Press Association (NZPA) reports, the agent was dismissed after placing ... Read more...

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Man jailed for posting ex-lover’s nude photo on Facebook


November 13th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Nov 13 (IANS) A New Zealand man has been jailed for posting a nude photo of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, a media report said Saturday.Joshua Simon Ashby, a 20-year-old painter ... Read more...

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Hillary’s widow told to return watch put up for auction


November 12th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Nov 12 (IANS) The New Zealand government Friday asked the widow of Sir Edmund Hillary to return one of her late husband's watches she has put up for auction - because ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Players not involved in B’Desh tour will lift team morale on India tour: Vettori


November 1st, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Nov.1 (ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has expressed the hope that the injection of players not involved with the Bangladesh cricket debacle will lift morale ahead of the test ... Read more...

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New Zealand man forces kids to have sex


October 12th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Oct 12 (IANS) A man in New Zealand raped his own daughter and then forced his children to have sex together, a court was told Tuesday.The man, whose age and name ... Read more...

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CWG preparation: Indians in New Zealand appalled


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Sep 22 (IANS) Indians settled in New Zealand say they are appalled at the lack of preparedness for the Commonwealth Games to begin in New Delhi Oct 3. An Indian ... Read more...

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Caddie insists he was unaware of Tiger Woods’ transgressions


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 3 (ANI): Tiger Woods' caddie for eleven years, Steve Williams, has claimed that he knew nothing about the world's No.1 golfer's "transgressions".The New Zealander insists that he was oblivious ... Read more...

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Nielsen goofs up by saying players didn’t have enough sex on New Zealand tours!


February 24th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 24 (ANI): Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen, who is on a long tour to New Zealand, goofed up on the team's arrival at Wellington Airport on Wednesday by saying that ... Read more...

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New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 121 runs in Hamilton Test


February 19th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb.19 (ANI): New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 121 runs in the one-off cricket Test here on Friday.According to the NZPA, the tourists were dismissed for 282 in their second ... Read more...

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Indian taxi driver Hiren Mohini’s killer may have fled NZ: Kiwi police


February 14th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland (New Zealand), Feb.14 (ANI): Auckland Police are not ruling out the possibility of the killer of Indian-born taxi driver Hiren Mohini having fled the country.According to the NZPA, Mohini, 39, ... Read more...

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Vettori only favours on field control


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.2 (ANI): New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori says his domain is on the cricket field and he won't be running the team on a day-to-day basis.Rejecting talk of player power ... Read more...

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Injured Kiwi pacer Bond retires from Test cricket


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec. 23 (ANI): Black Caps fast bowler Shane Bond has announced his retirement from Test cricket,but will remain available for New Zealand in one-day and Twenty20 internationals.Bond, 34, was forced to ... Read more...

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O’Brien, Tuffey heroics leave Pak facing the barrel on first day of Napier Test


December 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Napier, Dec 11(ANI): New Zealand fast bowlers Iain O'Brien and Daryl Tuffey's heroics restricted Pakistan's first innings to 223 runs on the first day of the third and decidingTest at McLean Park ... Read more...

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Kiwis face setback with fresh O’Brien injury


December 9th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Dec.9 (ANI): New Zealand's chances of securing a series victory over Pakistan in the final cricket test against Pakistan to be played here, have received a setback with fast ... Read more...

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Chris Martin backs misfiring batsmen


December 8th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington(New Zealand), Dec.8 (ANI): Veteran Black Caps bowler Chris Martin has backed the team's out of form batsmen to come up with the goods during the final Test against Pakistan in ... Read more...

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New Zealand drops Fulton for Napier Test


December 7th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Dec.7 (ANI): New Zealand middle-order batsman Peter Fulton has paid the price for a poor run of form. He has been dropped from the national squad for the ... Read more...

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Southee, Tuffey to be called up for Wellington Test


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec.2 (ANI): Northern Districts pace bowlers Tim Southee and Daryl Tuffey are in contention for the third seamer's slot for the second test to be played against Pakistan at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Franklin puts his hand up as Oram’s replacement for Tests


October 14th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct.14 (ANI): Wellington all-rounder James Franklin believes he is the man who can replace Jacob Oram in the New Zealand middle order lineup for Tests.Franklin, who represents the English county side ... Read more...

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Oram’s decision to retire correct, say ex-colleagues


October 14th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland (New Zealand), Oct. 14 (ANI): Central Districts cricket personalities have said all-rounder Jacob Oram's decision to retire from Test cricket is the right one if he is to stay on in ... Read more...

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Franklin to replace injured Oram in Champions Trophy


September 26th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Sep 26(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has allowed the New Zealand team to include fast bowler James Franklin in place of injured all-rounder Jacob Oram for the Champions Trophy being ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptive pills don’t affect fertility in women


September 7th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 7 (ANI): Taking oral contraceptive does not affect a woman's ability to conceive after she stops it, reveals a study.The study led by German researchers showed that neither the length ... Read more...

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Kissing ‘poses herpes risk’


August 17th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 17 (ANI): The next time you kiss your partner, keep this health warning in mind - the symbol of affection is a major transmitter of herpes.While kissing 'demonstrates love and ... Read more...

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Sessions with Saqlain has worked wonders: Jeetan Patel


August 16th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Aug.16 (ANI): New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel is excited about the training sessions he is having with former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who has been appointed as part-time bowling advisor of ... Read more...

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Kiwi sex shop sells 18 karat gold vibrator for $2,229!


August 14th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 14 (ANI): An online sex shop in New Zealand has sold its first gold sex toy worth 2,229 dollars to a South Island woman.The 18 karat gold vibrator, called Yva ... Read more...

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Nude TV role forced Kiwi star Lucy Lawless to hit the gym


July 29th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 29 (ANI): Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless had to hit the gym to prepare for a nude scene in upcoming sword-and-sandals series for television, 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'.According to the Los ... Read more...

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Good relations with family, job satisfaction make people happiest


July 27th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 27 (ANI): Good relationships with family and friends and job satisfaction are what make people happiest, finds a new survey.The annual UMR Research happiness survey involving almost 15,000 New Zealanders ... Read more...

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Office romances becoming more common in Down Under


July 27th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 27 (ANI): A new study suggests that office romances are becoming more common in Australia.Published by Australia's Women's Health magazine, the poll of 671 women has shown that one in ... Read more...

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Adam Sandler says fatherhood has ruined his sex drive


July 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 25 (ANI): Adam Sandler has confessed that becoming a father has taken its toll on his sex drive."The Wedding Singer" star, who is father to three-year-old Sadie and second daughter ... Read more...

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Sandra Bullock wants boob job to look like a “bimbo”


July 25th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 25 (ANI): Actress Sandra Bullock wants to get a cosmetic surgery done to enhance her twin assets in order to look like a bimbo."I need surgery. I'm getting some ... Read more...

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Sam Neill’s red meat ads infuriates PETA


July 15th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 15 (ANI): Kiwi actor Sam Neill has been slammed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for promoting red meat in a new ad.The PETA officials have dubbed ... Read more...

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