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New Zealand man shocked to find cockroach living in his ear for 3 days, shares ordeal online
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New Zealand man shocked to find cockroach living in his ear for 3 days, shares ordeal online

The man identified as Zane Wedding thought his left ear was clogged after he had gone for a swim recently

FIFA Club World Cup to be held in UAE in February
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FIFA Club World Cup to be held in UAE in February

The Club World Cup will run from February 3-12, featuring eight matches between the champions of the six continental confederations along with the top team in the host nation.

Auckland extremist had past run-ins with law; was under police watch for 53 days before attack
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Auckland extremist had past run-ins with law; was under police watch for 53 days before attack

Worried about the threat Ahamed Aathil Samsudeen posed, police had been trying to deport him for years

New Zealand attacker's mother believes he was 'brainwashed' by neighbours from Syria and Iraq
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New Zealand attacker's mother believes he was 'brainwashed' by neighbours from Syria and Iraq

Mohamedismail Fareetha said her son only changed after going abroad and his descent into extremism began after he fell several stories in 2016 while attending university

New Zealand attacker was arrested twice in past for possession of knives, extremist videos
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New Zealand attacker was arrested twice in past for possession of knives, extremist videos

The man was released on both occasions because the videos didn't show violent murders and were not classified as the 'worst kind of illicit material

New Zealand to stage nationwide Mace tour to celebrate World Test Championship victory
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New Zealand to stage nationwide Mace tour to celebrate World Test Championship victory

Kane Williamson and Co won the inaugural WTC final, beating India by eight wickets in Southampton in a thrilling contest last month.

Inaugural WTC champions New Zealand return home with ICC mace
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Inaugural WTC champions New Zealand return home with ICC mace

Eleven cricketers and eight support staff members returned to Auckland via Singapore.

During COVID-19, Australian, Japanese, New Zealand cities jump ahead of Europe as most livable cities: Study
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During COVID-19, Australian, Japanese, New Zealand cities jump ahead of Europe as most livable cities: Study

Auckland rose to the top of the ranking while European cities fared particularly poorly in this year’s edition.

How bold, imaginative strategy of a 21-year-old Sachin Tendulkar changed the way white ball cricket was played
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How bold, imaginative strategy of a 21-year-old Sachin Tendulkar changed the way white ball cricket was played

It is tempting to look for a specific inflexion point in the journey of an individual in a sport, that moment when the spotlight of greatness is switched on. For Tendulkar, it had to be 27 March 1994 — that fateful day at Auckland.

New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
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New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine

New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops
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New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops

Among other Indian cities, Bengaluru and Mumbai were degraded as well where respondents said city administration needs to focus on the problem of air pollution

Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand Super Rugby match in Auckland cancelled over COVID-19 surge
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Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand Super Rugby match in Auckland cancelled over COVID-19 surge

Sunday's season-ending game between the Blues and Crusaders at Auckland's 50,000-capacity Eden Park stadium was "officially off", a statement said, after New Zealand extended its lockdown of the city.

Auckland goes into lockdown as New Zealand records its first community Coronavirus case in 102 days
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Auckland goes into lockdown as New Zealand records its first community Coronavirus case in 102 days

An older man in his 50s, with no history of overseas travel, along with three more members of his family have tested positive for the virus.

India vs New Zealand: Kyle Jamieson says moving to Auckland from Canterbury helped him shed negativity, become a better cricketer
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India vs New Zealand: Kyle Jamieson says moving to Auckland from Canterbury helped him shed negativity, become a better cricketer

Jamieson shifted to Auckland, where he was born, prior to this season after making his T20 debut for Canterbury in 2016 in the Super Smash.

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI in Auckland weather update: Sunny in the day, partly cloudy in evening but no chances of rain
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India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI in Auckland weather update: Sunny in the day, partly cloudy in evening but no chances of rain

Here's the weather report for the second ODI between India and New Zealand which will be played at the Eden Park in Auckland.

India vs New Zealand: Stand-in captain Tom Latham applauds Black Caps' composure in first ODI win
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India vs New Zealand: Stand-in captain Tom Latham applauds Black Caps' composure in first ODI win

New Zealand recorded their highest-ever run chase of 348 runs, riding on Ross Taylor's unbeaten 84-ball-109 and Latham's attacking half-century.

Cricket-watching in New Zealand – quirky and chilled out, but don’t forget your shoes
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Cricket-watching in New Zealand – quirky and chilled out, but don’t forget your shoes

Watching cricket in New Zealand is an experience like none other. Already in the last ten days, we have been to four different grounds, each one unique, each outing a treasure trove of memories.

Indian women's hockey team lose 1-2 to New Zealand in second tour match in Auckland
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Indian women's hockey team lose 1-2 to New Zealand in second tour match in Auckland

The Indian women's hockey team lost 1-2 to New Zealand in their second match of the ongoing tour in Auckland on Monday.

India vs New Zealand: Bowlers' masterclass does the job for Virat Kohli and Co at batting paradise Eden Park
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India vs New Zealand: Bowlers' masterclass does the job for Virat Kohli and Co at batting paradise Eden Park

On Sunday, however, India’s bowlers delivered a masterclass to do the job at the batting paradise that is Eden Park.

India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd T20I in Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Men in Blue grab 2-0 series lead with seven-wicket win
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India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd T20I in Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Men in Blue grab 2-0 series lead with seven-wicket win

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Live Updates: SIX! Dube smashes Southee over long on to finish the match. India win by seven wickets. They go 2-0 up in the series. The template seems to be changing for India with Iyer and Rahul performing, taking the side over the victory line. Happened in this match as well, with Iyer scoring 44 and Rahul scoring unbeaten 57. Back to back fifties for Rahul, a walk in Eden Park for him.