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10 must-do things in New Zealand

10 must-do things in New Zealand Going to the land of the Kiwis is pretty exciting for anyone but you must have a list of places to see and things to do already in hand that you don’t want to miss. New Zealand may be a small country but it has lots to offer tourists and those who are looking for some adventure. 1) Skydiving in Queenstown Queenstown, New Zealand […]

400 Whales Stranded On Beach, Thrashing Tails In Distress

More than 400 whales were stranded on a New Zealand beach Friday, with most of them dying quickly as frustrated volunteers desperately raced to save the survivors. It was one of the largest mass beachings recorded in New Zealand, where strandings are relatively common, the Department of Conservation said. Andrew Lamason, the department’s regional manager, said 416 pilot whales swam ashore at Farewell Spit in the Golden Bay region, on […]

Indian travellers prefer New Zealand, Australia for holidays: Survey

New Zealand emerged as a favourite among Indian travellers, witnessing a growth of 52 percent in travel searches from last year. According to a survey, Australia and New Zealand have emerged as favourite destinations amongst Indian travellers. Global travel search company Skyscanner drew comparisons between travel searches from 2015 and 2016, highlighting the places where Indian travellers will be ushering in 2017. According to the survey, crunching numbers from over […]

7.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand, Tsunami warning issued

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early today, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country. The shallow tremor hit some 90 kilometres north of the South Island city of Christchurch which was devastated five years ago by a 6.3 tremor which killed 185 people in one of New Zealand’s deadliest disasters. Today’s quake, […]

Virat Kohli anchors India to 6-wicket win over New Zealand in 1st ODI

Bowlers set up India’s comprehensive six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international as batting mainstay Virat Kohli anchored the hosts’ chase in the low-scoring encounter in Dharamsala on Sunday. The hosts, who were chasing a modest 191 for victory, rode on the 60-run partnership betwen Kohli (85 not out) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to canter home in 33.1 overs. But it was the bowling led by debutant […]

3 Indian-origin leaders elected to New Zealand's parliament

MELBOURNE: Three Indian-origin politicians, including a woman, have been elected to New Zealand’s parliament in the just-concluded general elections. Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet Parmar and Mahesh Bindra have successfully made it to the 121-member parliament, the New Zealand Herald reported on Monday. Delhi-born Bakshi and Pune graduated Parmar fought the elections as the candidates of the ruling National party while Mumbai-born Bindra was elected as the New Zealand First […]