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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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Cat handbag causes a stir

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 11:39

A handbag made from a taxidermied roadkill ginger cat sells at auction in New Zealand, generating a predictably mixed range of reactions.
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Concern over falling kea numbers in New Zealand

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 12:10

Conservationists seek public help to protect the famously inquisitive birds.
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New Zealand MP complains emails are being blocked

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 13:16

Opposition parliamentarian discovers that his messages are being filtered and blocked.
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New Zealand tops global list for house price rises

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 7:09
related countries: Canada Canada

New Zealand, Turkey and Canada have seen the biggest leap in house prices over the past year, according to a new global ranking.
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Standing firm

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 23:51

A white powdery compound, a cathedral made of cardboard and a hangar-like laboratory where earthquakes are created are all part of New Zealand's response to a catastrophe.
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Powerful quake off north-east New Zealand coast

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 0:57

Residents of a small community in north-east New Zealand are briefly told to evacuate after a powerful quake sparks a tsunami warning.
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Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 12:19
related countries: United States United States

A New Zealand judge allows internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his appeal against extradition to the US on YouTube.
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New Zealand police investigate theft of 500 cows

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 7:31

New Zealand police are investigating reports that 500 cows have been stolen from a dairy farm in Canterbury, possibly in several stages.
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Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal after partner's death in NZ

Friday, August 26th 2016, 8:07
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.
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Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains

Friday, August 26th 2016, 7:46
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech hiker, Pavlina Pizova, who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the "harrowing" ordeal in which her partner died.
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Who's bugging you?

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 23:24

After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.
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Shock at All Blacks hotel room 'bug'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

New Zealand Rugby says a Sydney hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings was bugged before their first Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.
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Australia v New Zealand: All Blacks hotel room in Sydney 'bugged'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 9:48
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before Saturday's match against Australia.
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Tap water in New Zealand town causes hundreds to fall ill

Monday, August 15th 2016, 14:00

Two people are in a critical condition and hundreds more are ill after drinking tainted tap water from a small town in northern New Zealand.
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Smelly stoat gland surprise for New Zealand thieves

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 10:33

Criminals snatch putrid experimental gland oil used to trap stoats.
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New Zealand rugby team under fire over stripper assault allegations

Friday, August 5th 2016, 11:15

A major New Zealand rugby club is accused of assaulting women hired to strip at parties, with the team and a sponsor initially backing the players.
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New Zealand gets 'ATM for mood deposits'

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 13:55

The terminal asks about people's feelings instead of dispensing cash.
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New Zealand aims to become predator-free by 2050

Monday, July 25th 2016, 11:16

Prime Minister John Key wants possums, stoats and rats eradicated to protect native wildlife.
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Fur flies over New Zealand cat ban

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 9:18

Environmental concerns mean that a new housing estate is banning buyers from owning felines.
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Man in New Zealand quits his job to play Pokemon Go full-time

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 9:22
related places: Auckland

Tom Currie worked as a barista and bartender near Auckland but decided to give it up to catch Pokemon all day.
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New Zealand kakapo sees bumper breeding season

Friday, July 15th 2016, 12:32

Population of the critically endangered parrot booms by 28% after a record-breaking breeding season.
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New Zealand takeaway boss ignores armed robber

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 12:17

A New Zealand takeaway owner ignored an armed robber in his shop because his priority was to "finish serving" his customer.
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New Zealand beach bought by crowdfunding is given to public

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 15:20

A pristine beach in New Zealand bought through a crowdfunding campaign is handed to its new owners - the public.
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NZ couple find head on Fiji beach

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 7:12
related countries: Fiji Fiji

A New Zealand couple find a bundle containing a human head on a beach in Fiji, the latest discovery in what police believe are the murders of two Russians.
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New Zealand record cocaine seizure in horse's head

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 10:39

New Zealand police intercept $10m worth of cocaine inside a diamante-encrusted horse's head, the country's biggest ever seizure of the drug.
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New Zealand avocado thefts grow as demand surges

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 14:31

High prices and surging demand spark a spate of avocado thefts in New Zealand, with thieves raking them from orchards at night.
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Bagpipes the penguin gets printed foot

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 12:26

A penguin in New Zealand that had its leg amputated after it got stuck in a fishing line nine years ago receives a custom-made 3D printed foot.
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VIDEO: NZ firemen rescue ducklings from drain

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 8:46

A team of firefighters in New Zealand have rescued a group of ducklings which had fallen into a cesspit.
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Ducklings rescued from cesspit

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 7:30
related places: Auckland

Firefighters rescue a handful of ducklings that had fallen into a cesspit in Auckland, New Zealand, reuniting them with their mother.
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'Cover-up' row over McDonald's fish

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 8:03

A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.
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VIDEO: NZ PM ordered out of parliament

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 13:23

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was reprimanded for ignoring a call to order and thrown out of parliament by house speaker David Carter.
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New Zealand PM thrown out of parliament

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 8:22

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key gets a lesson in manners after he is thrown out of parliament by the speaker for ignoring a call to order.
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VIDEO: Who won the police dance-off?

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 11:26

The police in Scotland have joined the New Zealand Police and the NYPD in the "running man" internet craze - with their videos attracting millions of hits.
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VIDEO: New Zealand police in 'running man' video

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 11:43

A video from the police in New Zealand shows the officers in a new light.
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NZ stages first Pastafarian wedding

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 13:50

The light-hearted Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster stages its first legally recognised wedding, at a Pastafarian ceremony in New Zealand.
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NZ hotel cafe bars Lycra shorts

Friday, April 15th 2016, 10:20

A hotel in Rangoria, New Zealand, bars customers in Lycra shorts from its cafe, in a bid to avoid the sight of "unsightly" bulges.
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Students' necks cut in Sweeney Todd show

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 4:49
related places: Auckland

Two boys received neck wounds during an opening night performance of Sweeney Todd at a private school in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Ex-NZ PM Clark to run for UN top job

Monday, April 4th 2016, 23:16

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark ends months of speculation by announcing her candidacy to become the next UN secretary-general.
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NZ's only resident pelican Lanky dies

Monday, April 4th 2016, 10:36

New Zealand's only resident pelican, Lanky, is put down after living at Wellington Zoo for nearly 40 years.
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'Black Power' wedding photo wins NZ fans

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 7:44

A couple's chance wedding photograph with members of New Zealand's prominent Black Power gang wins thousands of fans on Facebook.
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