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News: New Zealand

We have started to collect the most important news related to New Zealand in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Samoa issues anniversary pardons

Friday, June 1st 2012, 4:10
related countries: Samoa Samoa

The Pacific island nation of Samoa is to pardon 35 prisoners to mark the 50th anniversary of its independence from New Zealand.
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O'Connell ruled out of Irish tour

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 11:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland second row Paul O'Connell is ruled out of the forthcoming three-match Test series against New Zealand with a knee injury.
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Reptile has 'steak-knife teeth'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 23:37

The unique saw-like chew of a New Zealand reptile could be the secret of its success, say scientists.
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Two jailed over NZ ship disaster

Friday, May 25th 2012, 7:50

Two officers of the container ship that ran aground off New Zealand causing its worst maritime spill are jailed for seven months.
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Murphy announces Irish retirement

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 13:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Geordan Murphy quits international rugby after failing to make the Ireland squad for the tour to New Zealand.
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NZ 'runaway millionaire' guilty

Friday, May 18th 2012, 8:16

A New Zealand woman who fled overseas with her boyfriend after taking millions accidentally added to his account is found guilty of money laundering and theft.
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All Blacks name Irish test squad

Monday, May 14th 2012, 12:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

New Zealand include 21 of their World Cup-winning squad for training camps ahead of the three-test series against Ireland.
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NZ crash report blames loading

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 7:37

A report on a skydiving plane crash in New Zealand that killed nine people in 2010 blames poorly-managed modifications that led to overloading.
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New Zealand coach Wright to quit

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 8:07

New Zealand coach John Wright will step down from his position in August after rejecting the offer of a contract extension.
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Tough football draws for Team GB

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Great Britain's women's football team will open the Olympic Games against New Zealand, while the men face Senegal in their first game.
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Grounded NZ ship owners charged

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 3:50

The owners of a ship which ran aground off New Zealand spilling hundreds of tonnes of fuel oil are being charged with discharging harmful substances.
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Pike River disaster hearing ends

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 2:52

The public hearing in New Zealand over the Pike River mining disaster that killed 29 people ends following final submissions this week.
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Flutey quits Wasps for NZ return

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England centre Riki Flutey will quit Wasps at the end of the season to return to his native New Zealand.
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Rare NZ dolphin survival boosted

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 9:30
related places: Christchurch, Hector

Hector's dolphins living off the coast of Christchurch, New Zealand, have benefitted from the area's special designation, say scientists.
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NZ minister resigns over 'errors'

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 4:53

A New Zealand minister is resigning over his "error in judgment" involving two letters to help a female friend's accident compensation claim.
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‘Marmageddon’ grips New Zealand

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 9:40

An announcement by New Zealand's leading manufacturer of the black sandwich spread, marmite, sparks "marmageddon" frenzy among Kiwis.
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Search on after NZ boat accident

Friday, March 16th 2012, 5:34

A fishing boat capsizes off New Zealand's southern coast and rescue operations are still ongoing for the missing passengers, local media report.
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NZ Rena captain 'took short cut'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 23:05

The captain of a ship which ran aground off New Zealand spilling hundreds of tonnes of fuel oil was taking a short cut, a new report suggests.
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VIDEO: New Zealand man catches giant tuna

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 17:12

A man in New Zealand who caught a giant tuna is waiting to hear if he has set a world record.
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Ex-cricketer Cairns in libel suit

Monday, March 5th 2012, 18:22

Ex-New Zealand cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns sues Lalit Modi, the former chairman of the IPL, for libel over claims of involvement in match fixing.
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US Megaupload extradition request

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

The US government formally calls on New Zealand to hand over the founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site and three of his co-workers.
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Reef ship pair plead guilty in NZ

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 0:31

The captain and navigation officer of a cargo ship which ploughed into a reef off New Zealand last October plead guilty to several charges.
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Big NZ fossil penguin reconstructed

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 1:44

A large extinct penguin has been reconstructed from fossil remains discovered in New Zealand.
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New Zealand remembers quake dead

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 3:06
related places: Christchurch

People across New Zealand hold memorial services to remember the 185 who died in the earthquake that devastated central Christchurch a year ago.
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Megaupload founder granted bail

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 1:24

The founder of shut down file-sharing website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, is granted bail by a New Zealand court.
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VIDEO: New Zealand quake: One year on

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 12:53
related places: Christchurch

A year after an earthquake hit Christchurch in New Zealand much of the city remains out of bounds.
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New Zealand halts China farm sale

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:40
related countries: China China

A New Zealand court blocks a move by the government to allow Chinese investors to buy farms in the country.
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Lomu needs new kidney transplant

Monday, February 13th 2012, 7:56

Former New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu says he needs a new kidney transplant and has lost 30kg since September.
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Title win for rugby star Williams

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 11:55

World Cup-winning rugby star Sonny Bill Williams wins the New Zealand heavyweight title with a first-round knockout of Clarence Tillman.
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Pike River disaster cause probed

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:03

A rock fall that released methane gas may have triggered the deadly Pike River mine blast in New Zealand, experts report.
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Megaupload bail appeal rejected

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

Kim Dotcom's bail appeal is rejected by a New Zealand Court, as US campaigners hint at legal action to prevent files being deleted.
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'Supergiant' found in deepest sea

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 8:54

A huge crustacean called a supergiant - more than 30cm long - has been discovered 7km down in the waters north of New Zealand.
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Nelsen set to sign for Tottenham

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 10:58
related places: Blackburn

New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen is to join Tottenham as a free agent after Blackburn cancel his contract.
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Ko becomes golf's youngest winner

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 8:27

New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko makes history by winning the New South Wales Open at the age of 14.
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