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NASA's super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka after several failed attempts

NASA's super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka after several failed attempts

The football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon took off at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern Time).

Champions Trophy: New Zealand recall Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Corey Anderson in 15-man squad

Champions Trophy: New Zealand recall Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Corey Anderson in 15-man squad

McClenaghan and Milne last featured in the 50-over format for New Zealand in early 2016 and missed a majority of last year`s fixtures through injuries.

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants

The changes include new income thresholds for immigrants to qualify as skilled or highly skilled.

Poor weather halts NASA's super pressure balloon launch

Poor weather halts NASA's super pressure balloon launch

The US space agency has postponed the third launch attempt of its balloon due to poor weather at ground and surface levels.

Cyclone strikes healthiest part of Great Barrier Reef

A cyclone that left a trail of destruction in northeast Australia and New Zealand has also damaged one of the few healthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef to have escaped large-scale bleaching, scientists said on Monday.

 

Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails

People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee, flooding hundreds of homes and businesses.

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

Wellington/Sydney: Thousands of people at the top of New Zealand's North Island were told to evacuate on Thursday while an Australian town is forecast to be underwater later in the day as the tail end of Cyclone Debbie continues to cause major flooding.

Ex-Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand

Widespread flooding blocked roads, closed schools and forced hundreds of people to evacuate across New Zealand`s North Island on Wednesday, as the tail-end of powerful Cyclone Debbie brought intense rainfall.

Greater news exposure fuels anger towards Muslims: Study

Higher exposure to news media may fuel Islamophobia, according to a new study which found that people show increased anger and reduced warmth towards Muslims if they are more avid news consumers.

Islam critic Hirsi Ali cancels Australia tour over security fears

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born women`s advocate and leading critic of Islam, on Monday cancelled a tour of Australia and New Zealand at the last minute citing security concerns.

New Zealand's World Cup hero Grant Elliott confirms retirement from international cricket

New Zealand's World Cup hero Grant Elliott confirms retirement from international cricket

The South Africa-born 38-year-old confirmed his retirement from the Black Caps after an awards night on Thursday.

New Zealand and China plan to renegotiate free trade deal

Wellington: New Zealand and China say they plan to renegotiate their 9-year-old free trade deal.

The countries made the announcement today during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Pollution pushing New Zealand to environmental limits: Report

The report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said New Zealanders enjoyed a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness, Xinhua news agency reported.

New Zealand expels US diplomat after police probe stymied

A US diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand after Washington refused to waive diplomatic immunity so police investigating a serious crime could question him.

New Zealand expels US diplomat amid police inquiry

The US embassy in Wellington said it did not comment on the specifics of matters under investigation.
 

Wounded New Zealand likely to get Ross Taylor, Trent Boult back for 3rd Test against South Africa

Wounded New Zealand likely to get Ross Taylor, Trent Boult back for 3rd Test against South Africa

Taylor tore a calf and Boult suffered upper leg soreness during the drawn first Test in Dunedin.

Quinton de Kock inspires Proteas to valuable 81-run lead over New Zealand on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Quinton de Kock inspires Proteas to valuable 81-run lead over New Zealand on Day 2 of 2nd Test

The wicketkeeper-batsman joined Bavuma to turn the game around with a 160-run stand for the seventh wicket.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Proteas rope in spinner Dane Piedt for concluding test

New Zealand vs South Africa: Proteas rope in spinner Dane Piedt for concluding test

Piedt, 27, took 24 wickets at an average of 36.04 in seven Tests before he was dropped from the squad that won a Test series in Australia in November

NZ vs SA, 1st Test: Captain Kane Williamson leads fightback as Kiwis strengthen grip on Day 2

NZ vs SA, 1st Test: Captain Kane Williamson leads fightback as Kiwis strengthen grip on Day 2

Taylor was on eight when he limped from the field during a torrid period in which he was also hit on the helmet by a fired-up Morne Morkel, who sent down a lively 10 overs for 26 in his comeback from a serious back injury.

SA vs NZ : Dean Elgar`s composed century rescues South Africa after three early blows by New Zealand

SA vs NZ : Dean Elgar`s composed century rescues South Africa after three early blows by New Zealand

Although the pitch offered little support for the bowlers, for the batsmen it was a constant struggle to score with 30 maidens among the 90 overs bowled.