Farmers face paying tax on BURPS from their cows and sheep in New Zealand 

Farmers face paying tax on BURPS from their cows and sheep in bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand New Zealand would be the first to make farmers pay for emissions from livestock The country has a population of five million but about ten million cattle The animals’ belching and flatulence is a major … Read more

It’s the Queen of carts! The Queen was in full bloom at Chelsea Flower Show, writes ROBERT HARDMAN 

Having travelled by almost every conceivable means of transport during her record-breaking reign – including Concorde, carriages, steam trains, elephants and a South Pacific war canoe – the Queen can now add one more to the list. Last night, she made her official British debut in a golf cart in order to attend one of … Read more

Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana De Armas will ‘offend everyone’ says director Andrew Dominik

Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana De Armas will ‘offend everyone’ says Australian director Andrew Dominik By Paul Chavez For Published: 02:12 BST, 13 May 2022 | Updated: 02:18 BST, 13 May 2022 The NC-17 rated biopic of Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas has ‘something in it to offend everyone’ said the film’s Australian … Read more

New animal species should not be named after famous faces

Scientists should not name new species after celebrities in case they fall out of favour or are ‘cancelled’, an expert has said. In recent years, a millipede has been named after Taylor Swift, a moth after Donald Trump and a rubber frog after Sir David Attenborough. But Professor Robert Poulin, from the University of Otago … Read more

Skylark Cabin in Twizel, New Zealand: Ben Ohau and Lake Tekapo Airbnb getaways

Nestled in a valley within the breathtaking Ben Ohau mountain range on New Zealand’s South Island lies a tiny cabin perfect for escaping fast-paced city life.  Skylark Cabin, named after the birds nesting on the property, is one of the country’s most wishlisted Airbnb stays and is sat upon the world acclaimed Aoraki Mackenzie Dark … Read more

Tayla Clement 24, who has facial paralysis reveals she has signed a modelling contract 

Woman, 24, who can’t SMILE or raise her eyebrows due to rare condition that causes facial paralysis is signed by a modelling agency after years of bullying left her feeling suicidal Tayla Clement, 24, who lives in New Zealand, was born with moebius syndrome Bullying at school became physical after unsuccessful surgery on her face  Now … Read more

Hampshire in line to get Test against New Zealand this year if Yorkshire do not approve reforms

Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl is lined up to host England’s third Test against New Zealand if Yorkshire members do not approve reforms at next week’s EGM Yorkshire members could face a 500-mile round trip if they reject new reforms  Headingley is set to host England’s third Test against New Zealand later this year  But the match … Read more

Peta Murgatroyd has light-hearted moment with son Shai as Maksim Chmerkovskiy works to help Ukraine

Peta Murgatroyd is focusing on family amid the tough times. The Auckland, New Zealand native, 35, took to Instagram Thursday alongside her son Shai, five, as husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 42, continued to work on behalf of his native Ukraine from Poland, as Russia’s military assault on the country entered its second month. The Dancing with … Read more

New Zealand to open borders – these photos and video show tourists what they’ve been missing

Tourists can visit New Zealand from April 12 and this timelapse video and accompanying stunning images are jaw-dropping reminders of the eye-popping sights awaiting them when they venture out and explore the country’s landscapes.  The visuals are the work of San Francisco-based photographer Michael Shainblum, 31, who was inspired to visit the remote country after watching Lord … Read more