New Zealand

Singaporean man dies in car accident in New Zealand: Report

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man was killed in a car accident in New Zealand on Monday afternoon (Dec 11).  According to a statement by the New Zealand police, two cars crashed on State Highway 6 along Ruatapu road shortly after 12pm on Monday. This happened near Hokitika on South Island.   "The...

New Zealand wrap up Windies series with 240-run win

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep. Mitchell Santner took wickets on successive balls to .....

Former All Blacks, Samoa centre Ieremia to coach Auckland

WELLINGTON: Former Samoa coach Alama Ieremia has been tasked with attempting to turn around the fortunes of New Zealand's largest provincial union Auckland after signing a three-year contract on Monday. Ieremia, who played for both Samoa and the All Blacks in the 1990s, replaces Nick White after .....

Transgender lifter asks critics to keep open mind

WELLINGTON: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has urged critics of her competing as a woman to keep an open mind after she won a silver medal at the world championships earlier this week. The 39-year-old New Zealander, who lived as Gavin Hubbard until four years ago and competed at national ....

More flights between Singapore and Auckland from next year

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand (Air NZ) announced on Thursday (Dec 7) they will launch a third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland from October next year. This will boost capacity on the route by up to 40 per cent and add more than 165,000 seats annually between .....