Wayne Hay

Wayne Hay

"Wayne Hay has been covering the Asia/Pacific region since 2001, first with Television New Zealand before joining Al Jazeera English in 2006.

In his role at Al Jazeera, he has travelled the region extensively, reporting on everything from elections and natural disasters to surfing in Bali. More recently he covered the flooding caused by Typhoons in the Philippines and the earthquake in Padang, Indonesia in 2009. He was also given the rare opportunity to report from North Korea."

Asia Pacific

NZ rugby players return to training under strict health measures

More than two months after the Super Rugby was called off, New Zealand teams have returned to training for a revamped five-team domestic competition.

NZ rugby players return to training under strict health measures

Coronavirus pandemic

Thailand shutdown: Workers in informal jobs struggle to survive

Coronavirus and the measures to contain it have altered the economic and social landscape of Bangkok,

Thailand shutdown: Workers in informal jobs struggle to survive

News

Thai student protests flare over opposition party ban

The banning of Thailand’s liberal-reformist party Future Forward has led to a new wave of protests among students.

Thai student protests flare over opposition party ban

Environment

Coronavirus outbreak slashes China's greenhouse gas emissions

As the economic price of the coronavirus outbreak goes up, the damage to the environment is going down.

Coronavirus outbreak slashes China's greenhouse gas emissions

Asia Pacific

Cambodia braces for economic cost of coronavirus

In Cambodia, where the economy is dependent on China, the government is warning of job losses.

Cambodia braces for economic cost of coronavirus

Asia Pacific

Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus

Blood tests taken from some passengers, who were unwell when ship arrived in Cambodian waters on Thursday, tested negative.

Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus

Cambodia

Cambodia tests cruise ship passengers for coronavirus

There are no confirmed coronavirus cases on board, but everyone is being tested before they can disembark.

Cambodia tests cruise ship passengers for coronavirus

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong braces for spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 170 people and infected thousands across mainland China, has now spread to every part of the country.

Hong Kong braces for spread of coronavirus

Asia Pacific

Hundreds of foreigners evacuated from China coronavirus epicentre

Many from Japan and United States return home after evacuating from Hubei Province.

Hundreds of foreigners evacuated from China coronavirus epicentre

Asia Pacific

Thai opposition party vows more rallies as it faces legal charges

Thailand's Future Forward Party says charges are politically motivated as military is threatened by its popularity.

Thai opposition party vows more rallies as it faces legal charges

Asia

Tackling drug addiction: Myanmar ethnic group steps up fight

How a rebel group in one of Myanmar's main drug-growing areas is combating addiction.

Tackling drug addiction: Myanmar ethnic group steps up fight

Asia Pacific

Economics expected to overshadow human rights in ASEAN summit

Trade and the dispute over the South China Sea are set to be high on the agenda unlike ongoing crises like the plight of the Rohingya.

Economics expected to overshadow human rights in ASEAN summit