Friday, 13 December 2019

Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand to crack down on foreign political donations

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand will ban foreign donations to politicians and tighten disclosure rules for political advertising, the government said on Tuesday, as concerns over foreign interference intensify ahead of an election next year. The move follows warnings, including from the country’s intelligence agency, of the risk of foreign ...

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New Zealand win series after rain brings early end

WELLINGTON: New Zealand secured a 1-0 series victory over England on Tuesday after the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton ended in a draw with rain washing out the final two sessions of play. New Zealand, who won the first match of the two-Test series at Bay Oval in ...

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Forty years on, New Zealand apologizes for Antarctic plane disaster

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government’s handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country’s worst peacetime disaster. On 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand flight 901 was on a sightseeing tour ...

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Denly, Stokes lead England’s charge on day one

MOUNT MAUNGANUI-ICC-CRICKET: Half-centuries from Joe Denly and Ben Stokes took England to 241/4 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at Bay Oval. With Stokes (67) and Ollie Pope (18) going into stumps with unbeaten efforts, new head coach Chris Silverwood will be delighted ...

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Williamson fit, New Zealand call up Ferguson for England Tests

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been declared fit for the first Test against England while white-ball speedster Lockie Ferguson earned his maiden Test call-up on Friday. The talismanic Williamson, the world s third-ranked Test batsman, sat out the recent Twenty20 series because of a nagging hip injury. New ...

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England snatch T20 series in dramatic fashion

AUCKLAND: England snatched the Twenty20 series against New Zealand in dramatic fashion in Auckland on Sunday, with a super over required to break the deadlock in scenes reminiscent of the World Cup final four months ago. A Chris Jordan boundary on the last ball of the England innings brought the ...

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Kane Williamson’s bowling action given all clear

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s bowling action was given the all-clear after he was reported during the first Test against Sri Lanka in August. The right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner came under scrutiny in Galle during a Test that Sri Lanka won by six wickets. He subsequently underwent a ...

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Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch. The attack on March 15 that killed 51 Muslim worshippers was livestreamed on Facebook, and ...

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New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

WELLINGTON: Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to renew their gun ...

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