Tag : New Zealand

New Zealand vs England – 2nd Test Preview

6 months ago / 0 comments

What a week it has been in the world of cricket. Some may even say a great week to be bowled out inside one session for just 58. Well, at least that’s what England fans might be feeling as England’s frankly shocking performance in the first test against New Zealand … Read More

The Orca-stration of Beached Whales

2 years ago / 1 comments

The news in the natural world last week was of 2 large “super-pods” of whales becoming beached in New Zealand. While over 200 pilot whales retook to the sea under their own steam, joining the 100 or so that had already been re–floated by conservation volunteers, the remaining beached whales … Read More

2016 reflections: mental health, New Zealand, and free hot chocolate

2 years ago / 0 comments

3rd January at 11:06pm, surely that’s not toooo late to reflect on 2016? I celebrated this New Years in the oddest way yet; at 12 midnight my boyfriend and I were stranded in the middle of Wimbledon Common with a bunch of people who may or may not have been … Read More

Shaken not stirred – all you need to know about the New Zealand earthquake

2 years ago / 0 comments

A 7.5 magnitude quake struck New Zealand just after midnight on Sunday, 13th November. Since then, thousands of powerful aftershocks of varying intensity and proximity to the East of the South Island coast have continued to shake the country, with a 5.9 strength quake striking just the other day (22nd … Read More

Global Rugby Union Giant Johan Lomu passes away

3 years ago / 0 comments

FORMER New-Zealand rugby union player and global sporting icon Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40. Lomu scored 37 tries in 63 matches for New Zealand between 1994 and 2002 before being diagnosed with a serious kidney condition in 1996. His illness forced him to end his career prematurely … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Wellington, New Zealand

3 years ago / 0 comments

Rob is a 3rd year geophysicist who really cannot stand being holed up inside, making New Zealand a great country to have ended up in. Caving and climbing are his two main jams, but he can be persuaded to do pretty much anything as long as it sounds crazy enough … Read More

Stage Set for Final Showdown

3 years ago / 0 comments

AFTER 47 matches, 18 teams and 13 stadiums, there awaits one last battle. And it will see two sets of soldiers from the same corner of the world march out tomorrow night at Twickenham for the chance to lift the Webb Ellis trophy. In a stadium which is hundreds of … Read More

Kiwis Come to Town in Sporting Spectacular

3 years ago / 0 comments

Imprinted on the wall of the Rhinos Locker room is a mission statement that perfectly sums up the mindset of the club. ‘Win or lose, in lean times or on the crest of success, the Headingley Club seldom deviate from their long-established policy of playing open and attractive rugby’. It … Read More

The Rugby World Cup Weekly Review

3 years ago / 0 comments

Group A Wales 23 – 13 Fiji A tired-looking Wales were run close by the Pacific islanders, who at one point in the second half looked like they could take the lead. However, the reliable boot of Dan Biggar steered them to safety and through to the quarter-finals. England 13 … Read More

Mature Baby Blacks topple English champions

3 years ago / 0 comments

England’s reign as champions of the under-twenty Rugby Union World Cup was brought to an end last night by a remarkably efficient New Zealand side, in a final that highlighted Rugby Union’s bright future. The game was anyone’s guess as the two teams lined up, with the third place play … Read More