New Zealand News
New Zealand pizza chain introduces unique Afterlife scheme, says eat now, pay only after death
Hell Pizza introduced a unique payment scheme called Afterlife Pay, allowing customers to indulge in their pizzas now and settle the bills after their passing
A ‘sorry’ encounter: Why US zoo apologised to New Zealanders over kiwi petting video
Zoo Miami faced the wrath of New Zealanders after a video of visitors handling a male kiwi went viral. After online backlash, the zoo soon issued an apology and shelved its paid ‘kiwi encounters’
US, allies accused of 'disinformation campaign' by China over hacking claims
The US and its Five Eyes security alliance allies – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – reiterated the assertions, which Beijing disputed on Thursday
New Zealand police arrest, charge man of arson in connection with hostel fire
Police said they were not looking for anybody else in connection with the fire, which consumed the four-story, 92-room hostel early Tuesday
In Taiwan, same-sex couples now have right to adoption: Which other countries allow it?
Taiwan on Tuesday passed an amendment that permits same-sex couples to adopt children they are not biologically related to. The other countries where such adoptions are legal are Israel, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Australia, New Zealand among others
Will be surprised if Trent Boult doesn't play World Cup in India: outgoing New Zealand Cricket CEO
Boult released himself from the contract last August to spend more time with family and keep playing franchise cricket. He has not played for New Zealand since the T20 World Cup in October-November with New Zealand giving priority to contracted players
Ditching the Monarchy: How King Charles’ grip over the Commonwealth nation is slowly slipping away
King Charles will be coronated on 6 May amid much pomp and pageantry. However, it’s not all good news for Britain’s royal family. The 74-year-old, who is also the head of state for 14 other Commonwealth nations, has to contend with several of them wanting to ditch the monarchy and become a republic
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to temporarily join Harvard
Ardern, who had only just turned 37 when she took office as prime minister in 2017, startled New Zealanders by announcing in January that she would be leaving the position after more than 5 years because she no longer had 'enough in the tank' to carry out her duties
New Zealand: Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 jolts Kermadec Islands
According to the National Center for Seismology, the latitude was -29.95 and the Longitude was -178.02 while the depth of the earthquake was noted to be 10 km at the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand
Explained: The outcry over New Zealand's competition to hunt feral cats
Organisers of an annual hunting competition caused an uproar when they announced a new category for children under 14 to hunt feral cats for a top prize of 250 New Zealand dollars ($155 or Rs 12,738)
'I Do': Will India become the next country to approve of same-sex marriages?
The Supreme Court of India will today hear a batch of pleas seeking legal recognition of same sex marriages. This comes a day after the government termed such requests as ‘mere urban elitist views for social acceptance’. We take a look at how other nations have approved such unions
Former New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delivers final speech to parliament
The 42-year-old, once the youngest woman leader in the world, said in her final speech to parliament that she never expected to take the nation's top job
Jacinda Ardern’s Adieu to Parliament: Was the New Zealand leader too kind for politics?
Jacinda Ardern’s exemplary leadership through the COVID pandemic and her belief in ‘kindness’ as a political force was vindicated, if not for long. While New Zealand eventually recorded the world’s lowest excess mortality rate during the pandemic, this success was far from cost-free
New Zealand wants a diluted membership of Aukus
Aukus has three pillars - nuclear-powered submarines, computer and cybertechnology, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic. New Zealand has been offered chance to join the second and third pillars
New Zealand tells China its concern on lethal aid to Russia
On the Ukraine war, New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta reiterated her government's condemnation of Moscow’s “illegal invasion” to her counterpart Qin Gang.
In New Zealand love is a govt affair as country launches campaign to help teens deal with break-ups
The video opens with an affirmation that "breakups suck" followed by the voiceover which explains that Love Better "is a community of the freshly broken-up helping the freshly broken-up, to keep a little hurt from becoming a lotta hurt"
US, UK, New Zealand and more... Why are these countries banning TikTok?
A growing list of countries is banning the famous video-sharing app TikTok. Their concern is that the app's parent company, ByteDance, would share user data with the Chinese government or push propaganda on it behalf
New Zealand & the UK become the latest countries to ban TikTok from government devices
New Zealand and the UK have become the latest countries to ban TikTok from government-issued devices over security concerns. So far, the US, EU, Belgium, Canada, and Denmark have banned the app from govt. devices, whereas Taiwan and India have banned it completely.
New Zealand: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands, says USGS
The quake struck at a depth of 41 kilometres at a latitude of -30.34 and a longitude of -175.17
Cleanliness Check: How pure is the air you are breathing?
The research conducted by scientists in Australia and China found that more than 99 per cent of people around the world are exposed to levels PM2.5 that the WHO defines as unhealthy. East Asia, South Asia and North Africa are worst affected while New Zealand and Australia face the lowest threat