June 16, 2019

Snow storm causes chaos in New Zealand

The snow storm that has gripped New Zealand for three days is set to continue for some time yet. Many schools in Wellington and the South Island have been closed. Airports and roads have also been badly affected. Power outages have become commonplace. "There is some way to go here before it is … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams beats Liava’a on points

All Black and Canterbury Crusaders rugby star Sonny Bill Williams has won a unanimous points decision over Tongan gospel singer Alipate Liava'a in their boxing match at Auckland's Trusts Stadium Arena tonight. The fight labelled 'Fight for Canterbury' went the scheduled six rounds with Sonny … [Read more...]

Christchurch quake claims estimate up to US$12b

International reinsurance giant, Swiss Re announced today that estimates of it's claims costs from the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February 2011 to be approximately US$800m. They estimate the total insured claims for the insurance sector for the earthquake in New Zealand will … [Read more...]

Christchurch NZ Earthquake first victims list released

The New Zealand Police have announced that the death toll for the Christchurch Earthquake now stands at 166. There are still arounda dozen people still listed as missing. The New Zealand Police have released the following names as formally indentified victims. Official Victims List (as … [Read more...]

Huge Earthquake hits Christchurch, NZ – Massive damage and loss of life

A large 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Christchurch, New Zealand with reports of buildings and houses destroyed. The quake has struck the city in the middle of lunch hour on Tuesday afternoon at 12.51pm NZ time. The quake was centred on the Port of Lyttelton at a depth of only 5km. … [Read more...]

Three new caps in NZ team to play Pakistan

Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori will miss New Zealand's three Twenty20 cricket internationals against Pakistan to try and overcome a back injury. Newswarped thinks the pain might be more in his head from doing most jobs in the black caps team all at once over the last year. He probably needs … [Read more...]

Clinton asks Key about Canterbury earthquake

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has asked New Zealand Prime Minister John Key how Canterbury is coping after the earthquake. This is headline news in one of the worlds most insecure countries - New Zealand. The Christchurch Press is trumpeting this as a major story. What … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Wallabies in Hong Kong – Preview

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies have gone for experience and reputation over form and match fitness for tomorrows Rugby International in Hong Kong. Any Test match between Australia and New Zealand is an intense affair, but this one is lacking the egde that is normally there. It has been … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams selected for All Blacks

Former rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams has been selected in the All Blacks squad to play Australia in Hong Kong and the Autumn Internationals in Europe. After two seasons with French club Toulon, Williams signed with the Canterbury Rugby Union earlier this year to play in the NPC ITM Cup … [Read more...]

Blog: Robbies Big Adventure – aka newswarped looking for friends in South Island of New Zealand

Stung by the realization that not many people in the South Island have read newswarped.com we have decided to take up the challenge and tell a children’s story in less than 600 words that includes as many South Island keywords as we can stuff in there that will register on search engines. It is not … [Read more...]