Scott Dixon breaks track record to grab IndyCar Mid-Ohio pole
Scott Dixon breaks track record to grab IndyCar Mid-Ohio pole

New Zealand`s Scott Dixon shattered the track record Saturday to seize pole position for Sunday`s IndyCar race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Indian community in New Zealand condemn witch doctors, demand probe

 Indian community leaders in New Zealand have called for an investigation into how the 'witch doctors' have been able to work in the country, while condemning local Indian media for allowing such practices to be advertised.

Zimbabwe look to build on India shock against Kiwis
Zimbabwe look to build on India shock against Kiwis

Zimbabwe plan to tap into the renewed energy that sparked a victory over India recently as they take on an under-strength New Zealand side in a three-match one-day international series that starts on Sunday.

Indian-origin food scientist gets international award

 A noted Indian-origin food scientist based in New Zealand has been honoured for his contribution in improving the quality, safety and processing efficiency of dairy food, a media report said on Friday.

Richard Hadlee pays tribute to `magnificent` Clive Rice
Richard Hadlee pays tribute to `magnificent` Clive Rice

New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee paid a moving tribute to former Nottinghamshire team mate Clive Rice on Wednesday, describing the South African as one of the greatest cricketers never to have played a Test match.

Obama wants United Kingdom to stay in European Union

US President Barack Obama has appealed to the UK to stay in the European Union (EU), saying its membership of the 28-nation bloc is necessary for Britain to continue to have influence on the world stage.

Yuki Bhambri played like top-50 player: Zeeshan Ali
Yuki Bhambri played like top-50 player: Zeeshan Ali

 Yuki Bhambri's performance against New Zealand was no less than a top-50 player and even the staunchest of his critics would have changed their opinion about the youngster had they seen him play in Christchurch, says India's Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali.

New Zealand PM slams `desperate` claims on Chinese investors

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday accused the opposition Labour Party of "desperate" tactics in blaming Chinese investors for rising house prices in Auckland.

AC/DC`s Phil Rudd accused of breaking court booze ban

 AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was back in court in New Zealand on Monday, accused of ignoring an alcohol ban imposed when he was convicted earlier this month of threatening to kill an employee.

Team India hails Yuki Bhambri, hero of tie against New Zealand
Team India hails Yuki Bhambri, hero of tie against New Zealand

 He had copped a lot of criticism after losing the deciding fifth rubber against Serbia in the last tie but Yuki Bhambri redeemed himself by winning the deciding match today, which sealed India a place in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs.

Davis Cup: India beat New Zealand, progress to World Group Play-offs
Davis Cup: India beat New Zealand, progress to World Group Play-offs

Somdev Devvarman delivered when it mattered as he tamed Marcus Daniell in straight sets to level the Asia/Oceania Davis Cup tie against New Zealand 2-2, here on Sunday.

Kiwis played flawless tennis, says India coach Zeeshan Ali

 Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni were done in by some "flawless" tennis played by the Kiwi players according to India coach Zeeshan Ali but the team remains optimistic of winning the Davis Cup tie.

Rohan Bopanna-Saketh Myneni team tamed by Kiwis, India trail 1-2
Rohan Bopanna-Saketh Myneni team tamed by Kiwis, India trail 1-2

 World No. 10 Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni suffered a shock straight set mauling at the hands of Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell as India were left trailing 1-2 against New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Davis Cup Group I tie, here.

India eye World Play-off place; to clash with Kiwis
India eye World Play-off place; to clash with Kiwis

More than the opponents it is the challenging cold conditions that will test Indian players when the visitors take on New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I tie, here from on Friday.

New Zealand football team thrown out of Olympic qualifying

New Zealand`s footballers were thrown out of the their Olympic qualifying tournament Sunday for fielding an ineligible player just hours before they were due to contest the final.

New Zealand thrash Indian eves in opening T20 match
New Zealand thrash Indian eves in opening T20 match

The Indian women's cricket team was hammered on all fronts as New Zealand romped to a dominating eight-wicket triumph in their first Twenty20 International here on Saturday.

New Zealand dumps Mexican grapes for spider scare

New Zealand supermarket chains were pulling Mexican grapes from shelves after the discovery of ten venomous spiders till Wednesday, said a media report.

This sponge offers greater hope in cancer treatment

A marine sponge found in a small corner of New Zealand could provide a breakthrough in fighting certain types of cancers, New Zealand researchers said on Tuesday.

Pakistan leapfrog India, NZ to go third in ICC Test rankings
Pakistan leapfrog India, NZ to go third in ICC Test rankings

Registering a series win against Sri Lanka after a historic run-chase, Pakistan on Tuesday leapfrogged India and New Zealand to be placed third in the ICC Test rankings.

Rare albino whale spotted in New Zealand

A group of scientists spotted a rare albino humpback whale, possibly the mythical, rarely-sighted whale `Migaloo`, off the coast of New Zealand, official sources said on Monday.