In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years. On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with joy when their bid to have their kin awarded legal status as a living entity was passed into law. “The reason we have taken this approach is because we consider the river an ancestor and always have,” said Gerrard Albert, the lead negotiator for the Whanganui iwi [tribe]. “We have fought to find an approximation in law so that all others can understand that from our perspective treating the river as a living entity is the correct way to approach it, as in indivisible whole, instead of the traditional model for the last 100 years of treating it from a perspective of ownership and management.” The new status of the river means if … [Read more...] about New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being
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ENG vs NZ, ICC World Cup 2019: Hosts England edged New Zealand by superior boundary count in the Super Over to win the finals of the ICC World Cup 2019 and lift their title at the showpiece event. Jofra Archer, who made his England debut less than three months ago, bowled the winning Super Over in a World Cup final. With New Zealand drawing level with England score in their regulation 50th overs. The grand finale went down to a Super Over to decide the World Cup winner. England batted first with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to score 15 runs in the Super Over. Needing 16 to pull off a sensational win, New Zealand with Guptill and Neesham equaled the target, but England won the title owing to superior boundary count. #CWC19 #ENGvNZ England beat New Zealand in SUPER OVER by Superior Boundary Count to clinch maiden World Cup title ! SCORECARD: https://t.co/gcRRpCnAvC pic.twitter.com/jNJVuOFBEx — Wah Cricket (@Wahcricketlive) July 14, 2019 Matt Henry made the opening … [Read more...] about ENG vs NZ, ICC World Cup 2019: England Script Thrilling Win Over New Zealand To Win Maiden WC Title
The 2019 ICC World Cup grand finale is all set to unfold at the historic Lord's cricket ground in London when hosts England lock horns with New Zealand in high octane title clash later in the day. The summit clash of the marquee event at the 'Mecca of Cricket' holds great significance for both the finalists as a win for either side would be nothing short of a historic landmark in their cricketing history. Finalists England and New Zealand will put their best forward in the finals as they search for their maiden World Cup title. England’s global ambitions have never been fully realised since Sir Alf Ramsey’s team won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Whether it is Gary Linekar or Hary Kane, the ‘Cup’ that they desperately want never came home during the last five and half decades. This was at a time when Eoin Morgan’s men were going through a roller coaster ride but were hardly followed. Parched for success, in this backdrop arrives a cricket team, which on … [Read more...] about NZ vs ENG, ICC World Cup 2019 Final: England, New Zealand Eye Win In Title Clash To Script History
The Duchess of Sussex celebrated women and the nation of New Zealand for being the first in the world to give women the vote. On the 125th anniversary of suffrage in the country, self-confessed feminist Meghan, honoured her hosts with a traditional Maori greeting of “tēnā koutou katoa” , meaning hello to you all. The Duchess told of her pride of being in the country that has such an important place in the history of women’s rights. She said: “The achievements of the women of New Zealand who campaigned for their right to vote, and were the first in the world to achieve it are universally admired. “In looking forward to this very special occasion, I reflected on the importance of this achievement, but also the larger impact of what this symbolises. “Because yes - women’s suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness. “Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents. “The basic … [Read more...] about Stunning Meghan Markle dazzles New Zealand audience with celebration over women’s suffrage
New Delhi: England created history after lifting their first ever trophy in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at the Lord's Cricket Ground. Team England defeated New Zealand in a match that had to be settled with the help of a super over. Cricketers Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes helped England to tie the 241-run total, that was set by New Zealand. The winner could not be decided as both the normal 50 overs and super-over action ended up in a tie. In the super over, England scored 15 runs and they were able to restrict New Zealand to 15 runs. They won the match as they had scored more boundaries in the match. As soon as England won after a thrilling match, fans from all over the world took to social media to congratulate the team members for their efforts. Several Bollywood celebrities too shared their thoughts after England's historic win against the Kiwis. Some celebrities hailed England for their excellent gameplay. However, a few of them were unhappy with the way England won the match … [Read more...] about Bollywood Celebs React To England’s Win Against New Zealand In Cricket World Cup 2019!
Video PlayerClose NINGBO, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The China Ningbo Containerized Freight Index (NCFI) has seen a significant drop in freight indices in the Australia and New Zealand route due to slowdown of shipments. The NCFI, a wind vane of China's busiest port's freight rates for the international container shipping market, stood at 690.2 points Friday, down 4.9 percent from last week. Freight indices in the route from Ningbo-Zhoushan port to the ports in Australia and New Zealand quotes 1,530.9 points, dropping by 9.3 percent from last week. According to the Ningbo Shipping Exchange, the slowdown of market shipments has brought down the indices. Reported every Friday (except Chinese holidays), the NCFI was first published in September 2013. … [Read more...] about China Ningbo Containerized Freight Index (Australia & New Zealand route) fall 9.3 pct