Auckland, Nov 26 : Singer Justin Bieber was reportedly asked to behave here by the authorities of the hotel where he was staying. His management was reportedly made to sign a contract to avoid him from creating any problem.
The 19-year-old was recently staying at the Langham Hotel in this New Zealand city and was not allowed to take girls back to his suite. He was also restricted from eating in a lavish banquet room, reports dailystar. co. uk.
His management was made to sign a contract, which would ensure that the singer does not create any problem for the hotel and other guests staying there.
Wellington, Nov 26 : Two New Zealand research groups are to lead work on designing crucial aspects of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, a minister announced here Tuesday.
According to Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce, Auckland University of Technology and Wellington's Victoria University would lead work on the central signal processor and the science data processor work packages, working alongside other New Zealand experts over the three-year design phase, reports Xinhua.
Wellington, Nov 26 : Daniel Vettori has ruled himself out of the forthcoming series against the West Indies, saying that it was too early to guarantee his fitness.
The left-arm spinner has been dogged by a chronic Achilles tendon condition and underwent surgery in London in June to prolong his career, reports CMC.
"International cricket, and in particular Test cricket, places enormous demands on the body and I simply haven't played enough recently to be confident of meeting those demands," said Vettori who has also declined a contract with New Zealand Cricket due to concerns over his fitness.
Wellington, Nov 19 : Taylor Swift has spilled the beans on her former lovers, including John Mayer, Harry Styles and Jake Gyllenhaal, saying that most of her songs are inspired by her failed relationships.
The 23-year-old singer also told New York Magazine that after 'Red' was released, she heard from the guy that most of the album is about, Stuff. co. nz reported.
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hit maker asserted that the guy told her that he found the album a bittersweet experience and felt like he was going through a photo album.
Wellington, November 19 : Eminem is reportedly dating his former wife Kim Mathers.
According to the Sun, the 41-year-old rapper has been secretly seeing the mother of his 17-year-old daughter and the pair is "inseparable" when Eminem is not on tour, Stuff. co. nz reported.
Mather's mother, Kathleen Sluck told the publication that the couple is trying to make it work and they see him all the time and she thinks the pair will be together as they get on better than ever.
Wellington, Nov. 19 : Apple could block Samsung's products in the US over patent infringement, if it is able to prove that the features drove sales of the South Korean manufacturer's smartphones.
Apple has won a US appeals court ruling related to patents of some features like a multitouch technology, that Apple says makes its iPhone unique.
According to stuff. co. nz, the ruling will let Apple pursue the block on some of the products in the US manufactured by rival Samsung.
Wellington, Oct. 22 - Facebook has reportedly lifted the temporary ban on graphic content and resumed allowing users to post violent content on the site.
The social media giant defending the move said that gory photos and videos are permitted on the site as long as the content was posted in a manner intended for its users to 'condemn' the acts rather than celebrate them.
The company further said in a statement that people share experiences on the site, particularly when they're connected to controversial events and share its videos to condemn them, stuff. co. nz reports.
Wellington, Oct 7 : The United States has won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time, beating the Internationals 18-1/2 to 15-1/2 at Muirfield Village Golf Club after South African Richard Sterne was beaten by Tiger Woods.
According to Stuff. co. nz, with the Americans needing a total of 18 points to retain the trophy, Woods secured the decisive point by safely parring the final hole of his singles match.
Wellington, Oct 7 : A new study suggests that Kiwis really can't get enough of their smartphones, connecting them to work 24 hours a day.
They use their phones in the car, in bed, on the bus, at work, at the pub and on holiday, and they don't mind the intrusion, Stuff. co. nz reported.
The Great New Zealand Employment Survey 2013 conducted by Clarian HR in association with Massey University showed that 73 percent of people now work outside of office hours and much of that can be attributed to technology such as smartphones.
Wellington, Sep 18 : New Zealand has opened its embassy in Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced Wednesday.
"This new office in Yangon reflects Myanmar's remarkable progress in implementing political and economic reforms over the past two years," Xinhua quoted McCully as saying in a statement.
"New Zealand has substantially increased its development assistance to Myanmar, with major commitments to dairy cooperation and capacity building. There is also considerable scope for New Zealand companies to invest," he said.
Sugary drinks/beverages are among the list of foods that contribute to the painful & crippling health condition of gout, a fresh study by New Zealand researchers revealed.
A group of researchers from the Otago University and Auckland University discovered that a human gene variant can "turn bad," causing the arthritic ailment, when affected by sugary drinks/beverages.
New Zealand's Warehouse Group Limited on Friday reportedly a jump of more than 60 per cent in its annual profit, thanks to a combination of higher sales and margins from businesses it acquired over the past one year.
The biggest listed retailer of New Zealand announced that it generated a net profit (after tax) of NZ$144.7 million (nearly US$117.6M) in the twelve months ended July 28th.
In the previous twelve month, the retailer had pocketed a net profit of NZ$89.8 million.
Wellington, Aug 28 : The flow of capital from emerging markets could pose a risk to New Zealand's economic recovery, a leading economic think tank warned Wednesday.
"Emerging market risk has flared. Rising US bond yields are reversing capital flows to emerging markets. Many emerging market currencies are depreciating sharply as a result," Xinhua quoted economist Shamubeel Eaqub as saying.
A repeat of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis was possible and should be considered as an economic risk, he said.
Wellington, Aug 16 : The New Zealand government Friday committed to a controversial greenhouse gas emissions target of five percent below 1990 levels by 2020, with critics claiming it had reneged on a higher commitment made in 2010.
"Our 2020 target is more ambitious than our Kyoto Protocol first commitment period target, compares favourably with our traditional partners' actions and reflects New Zealand's unique national circumstances," reported Xinhua qouting Tim Groser, climate change issues minister.
Lou Sanson, the head of Antarctica New Zealand has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Conservation (DOC).
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie announced the appointment of Sanson. He said that Sanson will serve as the head for a three year term and will be in charge of rolling out changes at DOC following its restructuring. He will head the department of about 1700 staff located in 99 separate locations around New Zealand.
According to the latest figures released, the total unemployment rate in New Zealand has increased to 6.4 per cent during the second quarter of the year till June.
The unemployment rate of 6.4 per cent is moderately higher than the 6.3 per cent expected by economists in the country. The country recorded unemployment rate of 6.2 per cent, which is its lowest level in three years. The data showed that 5,000 more people were looking for work and the participation rate increased 0.1 percentage point to 68 per cent.
Authorities in China have halted imports of all milk products from New Zealand and Australia after Fonterra said that it has contaminated products to the country.
Fonterra, which is the world's biggest dairy exporter, admitted this weekend that products exported to China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Saudi Arabia included contaminated New Zealand-made whey protein concentrate. The cooperative also said that the contaminated protein concentrate were added to products including infant milk powder and sports drinks.
Farming technology enterprise, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) has recorded a 3 per cent fall in profits during the one year till May, 2013.
The net profit of LIC was recorded at $23.7 million, which is $700,000 lower than the previous year. The fall in the net profit was mainly due to lower annual valuation of LIC's biological elite bull team. The enterprise has announced a record dividend of $16.75 million for the
2012-2013 year for its farmer-shareholders. The dairy farmer co-operative had paid a dividend of $11.9 million to its shareholders in 2011.
The Adelaide casino of SkyCity has been able to extend its licence by 20 years and the company will also be allowed to operate 500 extra gaming machines.
The approval comes after the South Australian Government altered the gambling laws in the state. The government has reached an agreement with the opposition to halve the limits for gaming machines but allowed to maintain the number of machines and venues before the new bill was passes.
Aviation giant, Boeing has said that it has recorded a better than expected profits during the second quarter of the year backed by higher sales of its commercial airplanes and increased exports of military equipment.