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Covid pushes New Zealand into worst recession in years

Thursday, September 17th 2020, 9:47

The country saw early success in keeping out the virus, but strict measures have taken a toll.
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NZ takes action over stock market cyber attacks

Friday, August 28th 2020, 4:28

The comments from New Zealand's finance minister come after trading was hit for the fourth day in a row.
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Christchurch mosque attack: Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life without parole

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 8:50
related places: Christchurch

The judge called the actions of a man who murdered 51 people last year in two mosques "inhuman".
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Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill 'as many as possible'

Monday, August 24th 2020, 6:57

A sentencing hearing begins for the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern New Zealand's history.
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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern delays election over coronavirus fears

Monday, August 17th 2020, 1:27

Jacinda Ardern has postponed September's election until October following new coronavirus cases.
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New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown for 12 days

Friday, August 14th 2020, 8:18
related places: Auckland

The country went 102 days without community transmission, but now has a cluster of 29 cases.
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New Zealand coronavirus: 14 new Covid-19 cases reported

Thursday, August 13th 2020, 6:26
related places: Auckland

The country's biggest city, Auckland, is back in lockdown after a family cluster emerged.
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Coronavirus: New Zealand locks down Auckland after cases end 102-day run

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 1:58
related places: Auckland

Four family members test positive for Covid-19 in Auckland, where a lockdown has now been imposed.
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Domino's New Zealand drops 'free pizza for Karen' offer after backlash

Thursday, July 30th 2020, 5:40

"We wanted to bring a smile to customers," the firm's New Zealand arm said. "We are sorry."
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Hong Kong security law: China hits back in extradition row

Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 10:50
related countries: Australia Australia, China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China accuses the UK, Canada and Australia of "wrong actions" in a row over a new security law.
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Behrouz Boochani: Refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Friday, July 24th 2020, 2:51
related countries: Australia Australia

Behrouz Boochani was held on Manus Island for six years under Australia's harsh asylum policy.
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New Zealand: New volcano alert system 'could have warned of White Island eruption'

Monday, July 20th 2020, 4:30

They say their system could have given 16 hours warning of the deadly White Island eruption of 2019.
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Coronavirus: How New Zealand went 'hard and early' to beat Covid-19

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 23:41

What has been the strategy behind New Zealand's Covid-19 success?
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Coronavirus: New Zealand minister resigns after lockdown blunders

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 1:15

David Clark had been under fire for breaking lockdown rules and for his response to the pandemic.
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2023 Women's World Cup: 'Game changer’ for Australia, NZ and region

Friday, June 26th 2020, 19:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia and New Zealand are celebrating winning a joint bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.
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The New Zealand porn ad designed to protect children

Friday, June 19th 2020, 23:06

Many children learn about sex via online pornography. New Zealand warns this is not exactly ideal.
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New Zealand police shooting: Man charged with murder after hunt

Friday, June 19th 2020, 12:32
related places: Auckland

Fatal shooting marks the first time in 11 years a New Zealand officer is killed in the line of duty.
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Coronavirus: Qantas axes most overseas flights until October

Thursday, June 18th 2020, 3:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian airline said it will still fly to New Zealand and ramp up its domestic services.
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New Zealand's first Covid cases in 24 days came from UK

Tuesday, June 16th 2020, 4:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The two women had been given special exemption to attend a parent's funeral in New Zealand.
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NZ's Benji Marshall to self-isolate after kiss

Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 13:02

New Zealand international Benji Marshall is forced into self-isolation - after kissing a TV reporter.
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Coronavirus: New Zealand cuts research in Antarctica to keep it virus free

Tuesday, June 9th 2020, 5:16
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Antarctica is the only continent without any reported virus cases so far.
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George Floyd: Black Lives Matter protests go global

Monday, June 8th 2020, 23:04
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

People in New Zealand, Canada, London and Germany are protesting in support of Black Lives Matter.
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New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

Monday, June 8th 2020, 12:29

PM Jacinda Ardern says she "did a little dance" as it was confirmed NZ had no active virus cases.
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'I did a little dance': Ardern confirms New Zealand is free of Covid-19

Monday, June 8th 2020, 9:51

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares there are now "no active cases" of Covid-19 there.
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Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness

Wednesday, May 27th 2020, 10:57

The 23-year-olds were winched from a clearing after a helicopter spotted smoke from their fire.
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New Zealand's PM stayed calm during an earthquake on live TV

Monday, May 25th 2020, 4:22

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern carries on a live TV interview as an earthquake hits parliament.
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Coronavirus: Flexible working will be a new normal after virus

Friday, May 22nd 2020, 2:35

Facebook and New Zealand's prime minister are the latest to support a radical shift in how we all work.
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Coronavirus: Capturing isolation on New Zealand's Stewart Island

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 23:05

As the country emerges from lockdown, a photographer has documented life on rugged Stewart Island.
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Coronavirus: New Zealand lockdown eased as businesses reopen

Thursday, May 14th 2020, 12:22

New Zealand has reported no new cases of the virus in the past three days.
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Coronavirus: New Zealand reopens with midnight barbers queues

Thursday, May 14th 2020, 9:43

Shops, cafes and parks reopen for New Zealanders - and some keen customers can't wait until morning.
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New Zealand coronavirus: Massive car heist under cover of lockdown

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 9:14

Thieves used a quiet weekend to steal almost 100 vehicles, shattering New Zealand's sense of community.
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New Zealand PM: No open borders for 'a long time'

Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 3:49
related countries: Australia Australia

But Jacinda Ardern said "a safe zone of travel" between Australia and her country may be possible.
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Coronavirus: How New Zealand got its coffees and fries back

Tuesday, April 28th 2020, 6:55

A strict and early lockdown has meant New Zealanders are back at cafes sooner than other countries.
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Coronavirus: New Zealand claims no community cases as lockdown eases

Monday, April 27th 2020, 14:34

The country has stopped community transmission of Covid-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
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Coronavirus: Is it too early to expand our 'social bubbles'?

Sunday, April 26th 2020, 23:03

New Zealand is relaxing some social distancing measures, but is it safe for other nations?
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Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day in driveways

Saturday, April 25th 2020, 2:26

Citizens, many holding candles, stand in silence in driveways to pay a dawn tribute to wartime dead.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson nurse 'Jenny from New Zealand' on treating PM

Thursday, April 23rd 2020, 7:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nurse Jenny McGee speaks of her "shock" at being singled out for praise by the UK prime minster.
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Coronavirus: How New Zealand relied on science and empathy

Monday, April 20th 2020, 15:29

New Zealand's virus response was early, strict and compassionate - and it's seeing results.
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New Zealand comic 'deeply sorry' for botched Jacinda Ardern cake

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 10:57

Laura Daniel says it is not wise to “bake your heroes”, as her cake calamity is ridiculed online.
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Jacinda Ardern impressionist: 'I'm trying to be her because she's cool'

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 23:01

A comedian has garnered fans for her Jacinda Ardern impressions - including the New Zealand PM herself.
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Coronavirus: NZ health minister breaks lockdown at beach

Tuesday, April 7th 2020, 2:37

David Clark called himself an "idiot" after admitting to clear breaches of the New Zealand lockdown.
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Jacinda Ardern: 'Tooth Fairy and Easter bunny are essential workers'

Monday, April 6th 2020, 18:28

The New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern reassures children as her country battles coronavirus.
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Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 0:54

Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people and wounded dozens more at two mosques in New Zealand a year ago.
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New Zealand passes law decriminalising abortion

Wednesday, March 18th 2020, 23:41

Parliament's vote to remove the procedure from the Crimes Act changes a law in force since 1977.
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