New Zealand

Quake measuring 7.2 rocks New Zealand, no damage reported, tsunami threat eases

A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the east of New Zealand`s North Island on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning that was later withdrawn, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said, although residents were asked to stay alert.

Mar 04, 2021, 22:11 PM IST

New Zealand's Auckland starts second COVID-19 lockdown in a month

The seven-day lockdown, announced late Saturday by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, follows a three-day stay-at-home order in mid-February after a local emergence of the UK variant of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Genomic sequencing of a new case recorded on Saturday, which prompted the lockdown, was linked to the existing cluster.

Feb 28, 2021, 06:29 AM IST

COVID-19: New Zealand locks down Auckland after three new confirmed cases

Level 3 restrictions will require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping and essential work, Ardern said, repeating the strict approach the country has taken over the past year in virtually eliminating the pandemic.

Feb 14, 2021, 23:17 PM IST

Tsunami alert confirmed for New Zealand, Fiji after massive undersea quake

A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand and Fiji after a massive undersea earthquake. The quake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hit Loyalty Islands on Wednesday evening the initial quake at least three other aftershocks hit the South Pacific region.

Feb 11, 2021, 09:18 AM IST

Undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.7 hits north of New Zealand, tsunami alert issued

The US Geological Agency said the magnitude 7.7 quake was centred at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) southeast of the Loyalty Islands. The shaking was not expected to cause significant damage or fatalities on land. The US Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings of possible tsunami waves ranging from 0.3 to 1 meters (1 to 3.3 feet) for Vanuatu and Fiji.

Feb 10, 2021, 21:59 PM IST

COVID-19: New Zealand probes first probable community case in months

New Zealand, one of the most successful developed nations in controlling the spread of the pandemic, last recorded a community coronavirus transmission on Nov. 18, according to the Health Ministry website. The country of 5 million people has had only 1,927 confirmed cases.

Jan 25, 2021, 10:18 AM IST

2020 taught us, health is everything

Will the health lessons of the year 2020 be useful in 2021?

Dec 31, 2020, 20:14 PM IST

New Zealand: New Year Celebrations for 2021 Begins

New Year celebrations have begun in Auckland, New Zealand. Watch video

Dec 31, 2020, 17:26 PM IST

NZ v Pak T20 : Cameraman captures Jupiter, Saturn's rings during night, pictures break the internet

A cameraman captured Jupiter and Saturn during the second innings making it a talking point on social media. 

Dec 22, 2020, 11:03 AM IST

Jupiter, Saturn captured during New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I match, image goes viral

In the middle of a thrilling cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton, a wonderous image of the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction was captured by the cameraman, delighting viewers all over the world.

Dec 20, 2020, 18:33 PM IST

Tim Seifert, Tim Southee help New Zealand thrash Pakistan by 9 wickets in 2nd T20I, clinch series

Opener Tim Seifert carried his bat for 84 in an unbroken 129-run partnership with Kane Williamson.

Dec 20, 2020, 17:12 PM IST

Australia remain on top in ICC Men's Test rankings with New Zealand just behind 0.08 points

New Zealand will next play Pakistan in the two-match series from December 26. 

Dec 14, 2020, 15:34 PM IST

New Zealand's Corey Anderson bids adieu to international cricket, set to play for US

Anderson has an American fiance Mary Shamburger and he spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas, where Shamburger is based.

Dec 05, 2020, 13:32 PM IST

Three more Pakistan players test positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand, total count now at 10

Following New Zealand's final warning to Pakistan cricket team, regarding the flouting of protocols, three more members have now tested positive for coronavirus.

Dec 01, 2020, 17:45 PM IST

DNA: New Zealand's MP sworn in Sanskrit

One of the youngest and newly elected MPs in New Zealand, Dr. Gaurav Sharma took oath in Sanskrit in the country's Parliament on Wednesday.

Nov 25, 2020, 22:50 PM IST

New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma takes oath in Sanskrit, second Indian-origin leader to do so after Suriname President Chandrikapersad Santokhi - Watch

Sharma said that he speaks multiple Indian languages and wanted to choose a language that would represent a wide range of current languages spoken in India. 

Nov 25, 2020, 20:47 PM IST

West Indies might play two instead of three Tests against Bangladesh in 2021: CWI

West Indies and Bangladesh are slated to play three Tests, as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two-match T20Is early next year.

Nov 23, 2020, 16:16 PM IST

Howzat! Amazon Prime Video forays into live sports, bags rights for India-New Zealand matches

Amazon Prime Video has announced the of India territory rights for New Zealand Cricket through 2025-26.

Nov 10, 2020, 18:11 PM IST

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern to form government within 3 weeks after historic election win

After a thumping election win, New Zealand`s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she would form a government within three weeks but declined to say whether she would rule alone or form a coalition.

Oct 18, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins second term in landslide election with 'be strong, be kind' mantra

Jacinda Ardern's left-leaning government will face a looming economic hangover from COVID-19.

Oct 17, 2020, 17:59 PM IST