Australian man dies in rafting accident near Queenstown, New Zealand

Australian man dies in rafting accident near Queenstown, New Zealand

Posted May 21, 2018 12:44:08 Photo: The man was on a guided rafting trip on the Shotover River when the accident occurred. (Wiki Commons: Ben Robinson) Related Story: Oscar winner killed in NZ rafting accident An Australian man who died during a rafting trip in New Zealand’s South Island has …

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delivers a first budget that busts the hype

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delivers a first budget that busts the hype

By Grant Duncan Updated May 21, 2018 10:25:53 Photo: Ms Ardern vowed to reduce child poverty, but Labour’s families package will help children from the poorest homes “only marginally”, one group says. (Twitter: Jacinda Ardern) New Zealand’s election last September ended nine years of centre-right National-led government, putting the balance …

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delivers a first budget that busts the hype

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delivers a first budget that busts the hype

By Grant Duncan Updated May 21, 2018 10:25:53 Photo: Ms Ardern vowed to reduce child poverty, but Labour’s families package will help children from the poorest homes “only marginally”, one group says. (Twitter: Jacinda Ardern) New Zealand’s election last September ended nine years of centre-right National-led government, putting the balance …

Malaysian police stop boat carrying 131 Sri Lankans to Australia and New Zealand | Australia news

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, destroying an alleged human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi …

Malaysian police intercept tanker carrying Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia, New Zealand

Malaysian police intercept tanker carrying Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia, New Zealand

Updated May 06, 2018 14:37:24 Photo: There were 98 men, 24 women and nine children in the group. (AP: Royal Malaysia Police) Related Story: Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help Related Story: ‘Left to sleep outside with the family Rottweiler’: Maid’s death exposes ‘brutal’ human trafficking …

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Posted May 04, 2018 17:46:15 A massive sinkhole has opened up on a New Zealand farm, with a volcanologist saying it is the biggest he has ever seen in the country. The crack was discovered at Earthquake Flat, 15 kilometres south-east of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, and is …

Missing dog Benny the beagle found after nine days in New Zealand park

Missing dog Benny the beagle found after nine days in New Zealand park

Posted April 16, 2018 20:46:07 Photo: Benny was lost in a park for nine days. (Facebook: Bring Benny Home.) A dog lost in a New Zealand national park for nine days has been found after a mammoth search effort that included a helicopter and a thermal imaging camera. Benny the …

Commonwealth Games: Hockeyroos lose final to New Zealand, Diamonds reach netball gold medal game

Commonwealth Games: Hockeyroos lose final to New Zealand, Diamonds reach netball gold medal game

Posted April 14, 2018 20:02:04 Photo: New Zealand’s Shiloh Gloyn scored the opening goal against the Hockeyroos. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy) Australia’s run of consecutive Commonwealth golds in the women’s hockey is over after New Zealand came up the stronger in a 4-1 win against the Hockeyroos. New Zealand looked up …

New Zealand bans new offshore oil and gas exploration in quest for net zero emissions

New Zealand bans new offshore oil and gas exploration in quest for net zero emissions

Updated April 12, 2018 15:34:18 Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has committed to slashing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. (AP: Mark Baker, file) Permits for offshore oil and gas exploration will no longer be issued by the New Zealand Government as part of its commitment to a clean …

Australia beats New Zealand in 2002 in Manchester

Australia beats New Zealand in 2002 in Manchester

THE gold medal match for netball at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester is remembered for being one of the greatest matches in the sport’s history. But the first thing that Diamonds star Sharelle McMahon recalls is the physical and emotional rollercoaster of the sudden-death double overtime thriller that saw …