New Zealand

Fiji lifts media ban

ifts ban on public meetings From:AFP  June 02, 2012 11:37PM Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share EASING UP: FIJI WILL ALLOW PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE COMMODORE FRANK BAINIMARAMA SEIZED POWER IN 2006. PICTURE: AFP AFP FIJI has re-instated the right to hold public meetings, which […]

All Blacks beat France in Rugby World Cup …

  By RFI     New Zealand beat France in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final but their 8-7 win was the result of a better-then-expected showing by les Bleus. The victory is the All Blacks’ first since they won the inaugural tournament in 1987. More: sports/20111023-all-blacks-beat-france-rugby-world-cup-only-just  

Bar raised for university entrance

University entrance requirements will be raised in 2012, but students will also have four new subjects to count towards the required level. Religious Studies, Business Studies, Education for Sustainability and Home Economics were added to the list of approved subjects for next year as NZQA today announced changes to UE, […]

New quakes rock New Zealand’s Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) – A series of powerful earthquakes, including one of magnitude 6.0, rocked New Zealand’s stricken city of Christchurch on Monday causing further damage. More buildings came down and there was severe disruption to electricity and water supplies, with Christchurch still recovering from the destruction of the […]