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HMS Endeavour replica sails into New Zealand

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 7:26

The ship marked 250 years since the arrival of Europeans to the country.
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NZ anniversary: New Zealand divided over Cook's landing

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 6:28

The arrival of the replica of Captain Cook's ship is greeted with protests - and celebration.
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NZ anniversary: Captain Cook 'visited murder upon our people'

Monday, October 7th 2019, 14:59

Europeans arrived in New Zealand 250 years ago, but Maori activist Tina Ngata says there is little to celebrate.
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Maori shootings: Britain regrets killings by Endeavour crew

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 10:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The statement comes ahead of the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's landing in New Zealand.
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New Zealand student found dead in university halls after two months

Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 15:28

The body was found after others noticed a smell from the victim's room on the university campus.
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The countries grappling with their European heritage

Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 23:25

Controversy over a ship in New Zealand shows how tensions remain over national identity.
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Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show

Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 3:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rings

The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made.
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New Zealand: Man brings clown to redundancy meeting

Sunday, September 15th 2019, 14:22

Josh Thompson took a clown to a work meeting as a "support person" when he was about to lose his job.
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Kia Ora: Air New Zealand faces boycott over trademark bid

Thursday, September 12th 2019, 6:45

A bid to trademark the title of its in-flight magazine "Kia Ora" has sparked backlash from Maori groups.
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New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 cases

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 4:28

Cases of the illness are on the rise worldwide and developed nations are seeing a resurgence.
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New Zealand speaker cradles MP’s baby during parliament debate

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 13:29

Trevor Mallard was pictured feeding the baby while Tāmati Coffey took part in a debate.
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'Nightmare' hand statue looms over New Zealand city

Monday, August 19th 2019, 13:01
related places: Wellington

The disturbing modern art piece has been installed on the roof of Wellington's City Gallery.
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'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 6:51

The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, stood around 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall.
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Ancient parrot in New Zealand was 1m tall, study says

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 10:47

The parrot roamed New Zealand 19 million years ago, and may have been flightless and carnivorous.
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Abortion rights: New Zealand moves to decriminalise

Monday, August 5th 2019, 10:44

Jacinda Ardern's government wants to make abortion a health rather than a criminal issue.
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Rare New Zealand parakeet has best breeding season in decades

Thursday, July 18th 2019, 4:01

There are at most only 300 kakariki karaka parakeets in the world, but this year they had 150 chicks.
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New Zealand's Dunedin jokes about losing 'steepest street' title

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 8:45
related places: Dunedin

First New Zealand lost the Cricket World Cup, now it no longer has the world's steepest street.
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Harlech street takes record as steepest in the world

Monday, July 15th 2019, 23:59

Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.
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The Harlech street that has proved the world's steepest

Monday, July 15th 2019, 23:52

Ffordd Pen Llech has taken the record from a street in New Zealand with a gradient of more than 37%.
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New Zealand penguins drop in for sushi

Monday, July 15th 2019, 10:16
related places: Wellington

Blue penguins keep visiting a Wellington sushi bar.
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Cricket World Cup: NZ PM Ardern jokes about cricket defeat 'trauma'

Monday, July 15th 2019, 6:39

Fans worldwide said New Zealand's Black Caps had lost the Cricket World Cup, but "won our hearts".
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Predator Free 2050: New Zealand ramps up plan to purge all pests

Monday, July 8th 2019, 23:05

New Zealand digs in with its controversial plan to protect native species by wiping out all predators.
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New Zealand 'fake meat' pizza was not misleading, says Hell Pizza

Friday, June 28th 2019, 5:00

Hell Pizza says it covertly introduced plant-based meat on its Burger Pizza to raise awareness.
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Christchurch attack: New Zealand launches gun buy-back scheme

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 2:52
related places: Christchurch

People have six months to hand over semi-automatic weapons - banned after the Christchurch attacks.
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Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

It prevents his child's biological mother and her wife from moving to New Zealand with the girl.
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New Zealand man jailed for 21 months for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 5:17
related places: Christchurch

Philip Arps had also made a modified version of the video that he intended to share as a meme.
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Kim Dotcom fights US extradition from New Zealand

Monday, June 10th 2019, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

The Megaupload founder hopes to stop his extradition from New Zealand to the US on copyright charges.
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Air New Zealand drops ban on staff tattoos

Monday, June 10th 2019, 5:33

The shift comes amid criticism that the ban discriminated against Maori people with cultural markings.
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New Zealand handwritten cards claim 'children are dead'

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 11:07

Police are investigating the source of sympathy cards claiming to contain messages from the dead.
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NZ Treasury admits 'hack' was website blunder

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 7:39

New Zealand's Treasury admits it wasn't hacked, and budget details leaked out via its own website.
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New Zealand budget: National party denies hacking Treasury

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 5:10

New Zealand's opposition party says it wasn't behind 2,000 hacking attempts on government systems.
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School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world

Friday, May 24th 2019, 16:12
related countries: Australia Australia

From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
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New Zealand parliament shocked by assault allegations

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 11:45

Some 14 people tell an inquiry they suffered sexual assault working in New Zealand's parliament.
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US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 21:15
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The scheme aims to tackle terror content after the Christchurch attacks, but the US opts out.
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Endangered kakapo parrot gets pioneering brain surgery

Friday, May 10th 2019, 13:09

The procedure is a world-first amid efforts to save the species, native to New Zealand.
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern engaged to Clarke Gayford

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 6:15

News of the engagement emerged after she was seen attending a ceremony with a ring on her left hand.
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Prince William given Maori greeting in New Zealand

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 8:04

The Duke of Cambridge is to meet those affected by the Christchurch mosque attacks, where 50 people were killed.
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Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 3:42
related countries: France France

New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.
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NZ ex-official guilty of hiding camera in embassy toilet

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

Ex-New Zealand military attaché Alfred Keating secretly placed the device in the country's US embassy.
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Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 12:00

Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand MPs vote to change gun laws

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 13:51
related places: Christchurch

All but one MP supported the bill prompted by last month's attacks in the city of Christchurch.
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gives emotional gun law speech

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 9:57

New Zealand's parliament backs changes to gun laws after last month's deadly mosque attacks.
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New Zealand official in court over camera in US toilet

Monday, April 8th 2019, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

New Zealand's former top military official in the US is accused of filming people at the embassy.
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