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New fish species found off New Zealand

Auckland, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new species of rattail fish known as the eelpout near the Kermadec Island off New Zealand.

 
Hesson clears air with Ross Taylor

Auckland, Jan 29 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson and Ross Taylor met here for the first time since the batsman was controversially removed as captain last month.

 
'Cutting down sugar intake should be global strategy'

Auckland, Jan 18 (IANS) Cutting down on sugar should be part of a global strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic, says a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 
New Zealand name squad for women's World Cup

Auckland, Jan 2 (IANS/CMC) New Zealand have recalled the experienced Sophie Devine and the talented Kate Broadmore to a 15-member cricket squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup in India.

 
Aerobic exercise makes brain smarter

Auckland, Dec 14 (IANS) The physical benefits of regular exercise are well documented. Now researchers in a New Zealand university say that people who routinely perform aerobic exercises are also smarter than those who do not.

 
Dolphin's hearing compound found in insects

Auckland, Dec 14 (IANS) A hearing system compound hitherto thought exclusive to dolphins has been discovered in a large group of insects, including crickets and grasshoppers, researchers say.

 
'Bond movies becoming more violent'

Auckland, Dec 11 (IANS) James Bond movies are more than twice as violent as they used to be, according to a study in New Zealand. Researchers fear that exposure to such violence can contribute to aggressive behaviour among children.

 
Martin Crowe diagnosed with cancer

Auckland, Oct 15 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that attacks the immune system.

 
Lowering 9.4 seconds still the goal, says Bolt

Auckland, Oct 9 (IANS/CMC) Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Usain Bolt says his goal of lowering the 100-metre mark below 9.4 seconds still stands and hints at a possibility of it happening next season.

 
Dipika enters main draw of top squash meet in NY

Brooklyn (New York), Sep 27 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal overcame a spirited challenge from Latasha Khan of the US to make the main draw at the Women's Squash Association's (WSA) Carol Weymuller Open Gold 50 tournament here.

 
Dipika Pallikal makes main draw of top squash event

Brooklyn (New York), Sep 27 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal overcame a spirited challenge from Latasha Khan of the US to make the main draw of the World Squash Associations' Carol Weymuller Open Gold 50 tournament here.

 
Carol Weymuller Open: Dipika loses in first round

Brooklyn (New York), Sep 28 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal lost to Jenny Duncalf of England in the first round of the World Squash Associations' Carol Weymuller Open Gold 50 tournament here Friday.

 
Dipika wins first qualifier at Carol Weymuller Open

Brooklyn (New York), Sep 26 (IANS) India's top-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal beat Maria Toor Pakay of Pakistan and cleared the first hurdle in qualifying for the main draw at the WSA Carol Weymuller Open Gold 50 event here.

 
Dipika clears first hurdle at top WSA meet in New York

Brooklyn (New York), Sep 26 (IANS) India's top-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal beat Maria Toor Pakay of Pakistan and cleared the first hurdle in qualifying for the main draw at the WSA Carol Weymuller Open Gold 50 event here.

 
Mills says New Zealand wary of inconsistent Windies

Auckland, June 27 (IANS/CMC) New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills says it is the inconsistency of the West Indies that makes the Caribbean side such a difficult team to play against.

 
Loeb wins Rally of New Zealand

Auckland, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight-time champion Sebastien Loeb extended his lead in the World Rally Championship (WRC) by winning the New Zealand round Sunday.

 
Vettori to return to shortest format with World T20

Wellington, June 20 (IANS) All-rounder Daniel Vettori has declared himself available for the Twenty20 World Cup in September, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced Wednesday.

 
Gaga hit by pole, suffers concussion

Auckland, June 11 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga, who is in the middle of a world tour, was accidentally hit on the head with a giant pole by one of her backing dancers during her show in New Zealand.

 
Beware of the power of suggestions!

Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Deliberate suggestions can influence how people perform in learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer and how they respond to supplements and medicines, a study says.

 
Troubled Ryder parts ways with New Zealand cricket

Wellington, May 31 (IANS) Troubled Jesse Ryder amicably parted ways with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) as the talented all-rounder made himself unavailable for the central contracts for the 2012-13 season.

 
New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early

Wellington, May 22 (IANS) New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than previously scheduled, the government announced Tuesday.

 
Weather hits West Indies again, only 18 overs possible

Hove (England), May 7 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies endured another miserable day on their tour of England when only 18 overs were possible on the scheduled second day of the rain-ravaged three-day tour match against Sussex here.

 
Injury doubts linger over Edwards but Sammy upbeat

Hove, (England) May 6 (IANS/CMC) Fitness doubts remain over leading fast bowler Fidel Edwards as West Indies' tour of England formally started here, but captain Darren Sammy has backed the speedster to recover in time for the Lord's opening Test in 12 days' time.

 
West Indies sweating on batting trio as tour bowls off

Hove, (England) May 5 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies were still waiting on three players to join their touring party even as the first match of the series bowled off here.

 
NZC focus on workload as teams picked for Windies series

Christchurch (New Zealand), May 4 (IANS/CMC) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced three 15-man squads for the tour of West Indies, starting in June. It noted that it placed heavy emphasis on player workload management in light of the rigorous international schedule.

 
West Indies-New Zealand to play T20 in Florida

Auckland, May 1 (IANS) The West Indies and New Zealand will go head to head in two Twenty20 Internationals June 30 and July 1 at Lauderhill - a suburb of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

 
John Wright to leave NZ coaching job after Windies tour

Wellington, May 1 (IANS) New Zealand coach Joh Wright has decided to step down from his post after the team's tour of the West Indies next month.

 
New Zealand mayor sets longest interview record

Auckland, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mayor in New Zealand has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop televised interview.

 
New Zealand interest rate unchanged

Wellington, April 26 (IANS) New Zealand's central bank Thursday announced it is to leave its interest rate unchanged at 2.5 percent.

 
New Zealand banks register rise in profits

Wellington, April 24 (IANS) New Zealand's registered banks reported combined profits of 3.3 billion NZ dollars ($2.68 billion) last year, despite the fact that borrowing continued to be slow, according to a survey out Tuesday.

 
India come back from two goals down to hold New Zealand

Pakuranga (New Zealand), April 21 (IANS) India came back from two goals down to hold New Zealand 3-3 in their last preliminary match of the second leg of Women's Four- Nation Tournament at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium here Saturday.

 
Obese women face higher risk of vein clots

Wellington, April 20 (IANS) Overweight and obese middle-aged women are more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots within leg veins than their normal weight counterparts, says a study.

 
Indian women's hockey team thrashed 2-5 by Australia

Pakuranga (Auckland), April 19 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting 2-5 to Australia in the second leg of the Women's Four-Nation Hockey Tournament at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium here Thursday.

 
Indian women's hockey team lose 0-3 to US

Pakuranga (Auckland), April 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team went down 0-3 to the US in their first match of the second leg of the Four-Nation Tournament at the Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium here Wednesday.

 
Anaesthesia causes jet-lag state, post surgery

Wellington, April 18 (IANS) People feel as though they have jet-lag after surgery, which could be due to the effect of general anaesthesia that alters genetic activity controlling the bio-clock, a study reveals.

 
Indian women miss bronze in four-nation meet

Auckland, April 16 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team missed the bronze medal as they went down 1-2 to the US by a golden goal in the play-off at Harbour Hockey Stadium in the first leg of the Four Nation Tournament played here Monday.

 
Indian women settle for bronze in hockey

Auckland, April 16 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team settled for the bronze medal going down 1-2 to the US by a golden goal in the play-off at Harbour Hockey Stadium in the first leg of the four-nation tournament here Monday.

 
Meira Kumar envies New Zealand's no parliament interruption record

Wellington, April 16 (IANS) The New Zealand parliament has a "fine record of sitting without interruption", said Meira Kumar who, in her almost three years of presiding over the Lok Sabha, often faces a tough time in running the lower house of the Indian parliament smoothly in the wake of frequent opposition disruptions.

 
Indian women lose to Australia in four-nation hockey meet

Auckland, April 15 (IANS) Indian women went down 0-1 to Australia in the last round robin league match of the four-nation tournament at the Harbour Hockey Stadium here Sunday.

 
Indian women's hockey team held 1-1 by US

Auckland, April 13 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team was held ro a 1-1 draw by the US in the Four Nation Hockey Tournament at the Harbour Hockey Stadium here Friday.

 
India women go down to New Zealand in four-nation meet

Auckland, April 12 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team Thursday went down fighting 1-2 to hosts New Zealand in their opening match of the Four-Nation Tournament at the Harbour Hockey Stadium here.

 
Honey's immunity boosting secrets cracked

Wellington, April 9 (IANS) Paving the way for a range of new wound-healing products, researchers have identified key compounds in honey that boosts the immune system.

 
Modi to appeal against court order favouring Cairns

Wellington, April 3 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi will be appealing against the High Court of London's verdict in the libel case filed against him by ex-New Zealand captain Chris Cairns, an aide said.

 
Atkinson wins it for MRF

Whangarei (New Zealand), April 1 (IANS) Team MRF's Chris Atkinson (co-driver Stephane Prevot) won the Brother International Rally of Whangarei, the first round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, here Sunday while teammate and Indian champion Gaurav Gill (Glenn Macneall) came in third.

 
MRF cars quickest in shakedown at Asia Pacific Rally

Whangarei (New Zealand), March 30 (IANS) Team MRF drivers Chris Atkinson and Gaurav Gill warmed up for this weekend's Rally of Whangarei by topping the time charts at the official shakedown here Friday.

 
Tensions between Buchanan and Wright in New Zealand cricket

Wellington, March 29 (IANS) There is tension simmering in New Zealand Cricket (NZC) between director of cricket John Buchanan and coach John Wright.

 
Ryder ready to make a comeback with IPL-5

Wellington, March 29 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder will make his comeback to cricket with the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a four-week break from the sport due to unspecified personal reasons.

 
Team MRF hope to score with Skoda

Auckland (New Zealand), March 29 (IANS) Team MRF, with a two-car line-up comprising Indian champion Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall) and fresh recruit Chris Atkinson (Stephane Prevot), both in brand new Skoda Fabia S2000 cars, will begin their quest to regain the Asia Pacific Rally Championship title here this weekend when the Rally of Wangharei will be held.

 
Chris wants to be involved in Kiwi cricket

Wellington, March 27 (IANS) Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns hopes to be involved with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) after winning his libel case against former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi.

 
New Zealand apologises to Finland over remark

Wellington, March 27 (IANS) The Finnish government has accepted an apology from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key over derogatory comments made about Finland by a senior New Zealand cabinet member.

 

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