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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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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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VIDEO: Cave diving in New Zealand

Friday, January 27th 2012, 16:57
related places: Waitomo Caves

Brandy Yanchyk goes after adventure at the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand, experiencing the steepest abseil in the world into the black abyss of an underwater river.
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Megaupload boss denied bail in NZ

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 3:05
related countries: United States United States

A New Zealand court denies bail to the founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, sought by the US for internet piracy, saying he poses a flight risk.
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France returns Maori heads to NZ

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 2:42
related countries: France France

French authorities return 20 mummified heads of Maori warriors to New Zealand in what is the single largest handover to date, according to officials.
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Pilot whales beach in New Zealand

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 6:18

A group of 90 pilot whales beach on a spit at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island - the second incident in the area this month.
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Megaupload boss seeks bail in NZ

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 3:35

The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload appears in a New Zealand court to seek bail, but the prosecution argue he is a flight risk.
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VIDEO: Hackers retaliate over Megaupload

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

Hackers have targeted the US government and copyright organisations following the shutdown of the Megaupload file-sharing website.
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Vietnam crew killed in ship fire

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 3:34
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, North Korea North Korea, United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

New Zealand officials confirm three Vietnamese crewmen died when a South Korean fishing boat caught fire in Antarctica, as a US vessel treats injured crew.
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VIDEO: Zoo lion takes a swipe at visitor

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 13:29
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

A trip to Wellington Zoo in New Zealand ended up with three-year-old Sofia Walker getting a little too close for comfort with a lion.
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VIDEO: Stern of Rena sinks off New Zealand

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 4:17

The remains of one section of the container ship the Rena, which crashed into a New Zealand reef three months ago, has finally sunk.
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Stricken NZ ship stern is sinking

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 1:42

The stern of a stricken cargo ship which ploughed into a reef off New Zealand three months ago is now sinking into the ocean, officials say.
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VIDEO: Stricken ship breaks up off NZ coast

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 11:28

A container ship that has been stranded on a New Zealand reef since October has split in two in a severe storm, raising fears of a fresh oil spill.
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Stricken NZ cargo ship breaks up

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 8:24

A cargo ship which ran aground off the coast of New Zealand three months ago breaks in two, spilling containers and threatening a new oil spill.
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Eleven dead in NZ balloon crash

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 9:33

A hot-air balloon bursts into flames and crashes after hitting a power line in New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.
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VIDEO: Balloon's basket 'went up in flames'

Friday, January 6th 2012, 23:53

Eleven people have died in a hot air balloon crash near the town of Carterton in New Zealand, local officials say.
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New earthquakes rock Christchurch

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 15:53
related places: Christchurch

Minor injuries and damage are reported after strong earthquakes hit Christchurch in New Zealand, less than a year after a devastating tremor.
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VIDEO: Moment N Zealand quake struck

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 9:34
related places: Christchurch

Two strong earthquakes shake the New Zealand city of Christchurch, sending residents rushing from buildings and causing minor damage.
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NZ's economy gets World Cup boost

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 3:11

New Zealand's economy expands at a faster-than-expected rate in the third quarter boosted by spending at the rugby World Cup.
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VIDEO: Rugby boosts New Zealand economy

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 2:32

The New Zealand economy is given a welcome boost by the rugby World Cup, after the devastating earthquake earlier this year.
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VIDEO: Antarctic airdrop for stricken boat

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 10:17
related countries: Russia Russia

The Royal New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is to deliver another fuel pump to a listing Russian fishing boat that is stranded in Antarctic waters with 32 crew on-board.
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Hansen new All Blacks head coach

Friday, December 16th 2011, 7:23

World champions New Zealand appoint Steve Hansen as their new head coach.
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VIDEO: Worst NZ floods for 10 years

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:38

A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand's south island following the worst floods in a decade.
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Foos gig causes 'volcanic tremor'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:02
related countries: United States United States

Scientists in New Zealand compare the vibrations recorded during a gig by the US rockers to that of a "volcanic tremor".
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