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WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and schools and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip. The liberal government on Thursday announced its first budget plan since winning national elections last year. It has ditched tax cuts that were … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

CANBERRA, Australia | Correction: Australia-Malaysia-Asylum Seekers story

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a story May 7 about Malaysian authorities intercepting a boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers, The Associated Press reported erroneously that travelers who arrive in New Zealand immediately qualify for an Australian visa. Only New Zealand citizens immediately qualify for an Australian visa. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Correction: Australia-Malaysia-Asylum Seekers story

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters Australia and New Zealand Through Strategic Relationship as it Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

MADISON, N.J./ April 16, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC today announced it is entering Australia and New Zealand with master franchisor Charles Tarbey, Chairman, CT Investment Holdings Pty Ltd. This collaboration is a significant milestone in Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s global growth as the brand celebrates its ten … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters Australia and New Zealand Through Strategic Relationship as it Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time

BIRMINGHAM, England/March 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —World record-holder Christian Coleman added the championship record to his growing list of achievements in winning the 60 meters at the world athletics indoors on Saturday. Coleman smashed Maurice Greene’s 20-year-old world record last month by clocking 6.34 seconds and he came within 0.03 seconds of that at Arena Birmingham. … Continue reading Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time

AkzoNobel narrowly wins leg 6 of Volvo Ocean Race

AUCKLAND, New Zealand /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — After 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) and almost 21 days at sea, only two minutes separated the first two yachts to finish the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday after a difficult passage from Hong Kong Auckland. AkzoNobel of the Netherlands crossed the finish line … Continue reading AkzoNobel narrowly wins leg 6 of Volvo Ocean Race

Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air snowboarding. Gasser, the reigning world champion, stomped the last of her three jumps, a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning … Continue reading Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air