New Zealand

Young people leaving New Zealand in droves amid worsening cost of living

New Zealand has reported a net loss of migrants for the second year in a row as more residents decided to leave the country amid the rising cost of living. About 7,300 more people left the country in the year ending March 2022 than those choosing to build a life in New Zealand, according to figures recently released by Stats NZ, the country’s official data agency. Last year, it recorded a net loss of 1,700 people, making it the lowest net migration since 2012. In 2020, the country saw a record net gain of 91,700.“Migrant arrivals have dropped to levels...
Picture for Young people leaving New Zealand in droves amid worsening cost of living

Erratic temperatures causing more deaths than heatwaves, study finds

A Monash-led study, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, has revealed that from 2000 to 2019, an average of 1.75 million deaths each year were associated with temperature variability (unstable temperatures). The study, using data from the MCC Collaborative Research Network, explored the association between temperature variability and mortality in...
Picture for Erratic temperatures causing more deaths than heatwaves, study finds

Feinson Named Big Ten Rowing Athlete of the Year

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana rowing's Laura Feinson was named the 2022 Big Ten Rowing Athlete of the Year as announced by the conference office on Wednesday (May 18). Feinson, a senior from Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, and the No. 6 seat for IU's Varsity 8 crew, is the second Indiana rower to earn this award and the first outright Hoosier winner after Rebecca Brougher was named co-athlete of the year in 2016.

New Zealand's Parliamentary Service transitions to TechnologyOne platform

New Zealand's Parliamentary Service -- which provides administrative and operational support to the country's members of parliament -- has completed a transition of key information technology systems from on-premise operation into a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. Parliamentary Service's new TechnologyOne SaaS system went live in early February and comes off the...

World remains unprepared to face new pandemics: panel

Global reform efforts to better ward off new pandemic threats have been slow and fragmented, leaving the world as unprepared as when COVID-19 first surfaced, a report warned Wednesday. A year ago, an independent expert panel presented a damning report to the World Health Organization's main annual assembly complaining that...

New Zealand government forecasts narrower deficit for 2021/22

WELLINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - New Zealand's government on Thursday promised to spend more than NZ$1 billion ($630 million) to help people cope with inflation that has reached three-decade highs in the Pacific nation. The public deficit for the current financial year, ending on June 30, will be narrower than...

Lord's to turn red, white and blue for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - Lord's will be a sea of red, white and blue during England's first test against New Zealand next month as the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) joins Britain's celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth's seven decades on the throne. The 96-year-old, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, marked seven decades...
FOX Sports

What the new U.S. Soccer CBA means for everyone involved

The landmark equal pay agreement announced Wednesday by U.S. Soccer and its men’s and women’s national teams is remarkable for many reasons, not least the concessions all three sides made to get this historic deal done. Here are three quick thoughts on how it happened and what it...

U.S. men's and women's teams strike equal pay deal with governing body

May 18 (Reuters) - U.S soccer men's and women's national team players will receive equal pay and prize money, including at World Cups, after they came together to agree on landmark collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the U.S Soccer Federation on Wednesday. For official competitions, including the World Cup, the...

New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm'

New Zealand’s government said Thursday it will hand out an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes as “the peak of the global inflation storm.”The payments are part of a package of new measures announced in the government’s annual budget. Other plans include increasing health spending by a record amount, putting more money into reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting defense spending.A report by Treasury painted a rosy picture of the nation’s economy through next year but warned growth would slow markedly from 2024 due to rising interest...

With return of warm weather, New York officials issue tick warning

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The warm weather has returned — which means ticks are more active, New York State officials are warning. The New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are reminding New Yorkers and everyone who enjoys the outdoors to protect themselves against ticks and tick-borne illnesses.

England v New Zealand: Pick the hosts' team for first Test at Lord's

Coverage: Daily highlights on BBC Two and iPlayer. Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary and clips on the BBC Sport website and app. England's new era under captain Ben Stokes and...