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Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as storm lashes New Zealand

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 15:29

A storm forecast to be the worst in decades leaves floods, power cuts and downed trees in its wake.
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Free New Zealand house comes with a catch

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 7:09

Developer plans to give away a house to a needy family, but they will have to take it away.
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John Clarke: Satirist beloved in Australia and New Zealand dies

Monday, April 10th 2017, 3:47
related countries: Australia Australia

John Clarke was famous for sending up politicians and conducting mock interviews.
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Floods hero

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 11:42
related places: Edgecumbe

Among the evacuation from floods in Edgecumbe, New Zealand, one man saved dozens of stranded residents.
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New Zealand floods force evacuations after Tropical Storm Debbie

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 10:20
related places: Edgecumbe

Local officials are calling it a once-in-500-years event.
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Flooded New Zealand town evacuated

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 7:50
related places: Edgecumbe

Burst riverbanks have forced the entire population of Edgecumbe in New Zealand to flee homes.
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New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water

Friday, March 24th 2017, 15:48

Environment minister challenged by a conservationist angry at new water quality policy.
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Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 9:09

Apple is under scrutiny following reports it has paid no tax in New Zealand since 2007.
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New Zealand: US diplomat expelled amid police inquiry

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

The staffer was asked to leave after the US embassy refused to allow police to question him.
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Runaway New Zealand sniffer dog shot at Auckland airport

Friday, March 17th 2017, 7:30
related places: Auckland

The killing of the dog has been met with fury, but officials say they took the decision as a last resort.
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Bald New Zealand murderer wins toupee court battle

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 3:02

Philip John Smith has argued that his toupee is an "artwork" essential to his self-esteem.
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Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 16:03

The Whanganui River, revered by the Maori, is the first in the world to be seen as a living entity.
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Hundreds of beehive thefts blamed on rising honey price

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 15:09

Hive heists in New Zealand are being blamed on the rising price of Manuka honey.
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NZ quake-damaged water pipes leak 1m litres a day

Monday, March 13th 2017, 15:50
related places: Wellington

The authorities in Wellington are trying to work out where the leaks are located.
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New Zealand and Fiji turn away 'dirty' ship over barnacles

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 1:17

First time, New Zealand tells a vessel to leave one of its ports because of the risk of biofouling.
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James O'Connor and Ali Williams charged in Paris over cocaine

Monday, February 27th 2017, 10:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France
related places: Paris

The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were arrested outside a Paris nightclub.
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James O'Connor and Ali Williams held on Paris cocaine charge

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 16:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France
related places: Paris

The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were buying cocaine, police sources say.
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New Zealand garden gnome thefts 'fund meth trade'

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 12:34

Police say hundreds of garden ornaments pinched to raise cash for drugs deals.
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Dan Carter: Racing 92 fly-half sorry after drink-driving reports

Friday, February 17th 2017, 6:53
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Ex-New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter apologises for "a massive error of judgement" after reports he was stopped by police for drink-driving in Paris.
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Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

Friday, February 17th 2017, 6:25

It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.
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Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 13:52

Huge wildfires on the edge of the New Zealand city have left one dead and destroyed several homes.
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Whale graveyard

Monday, February 13th 2017, 10:18

Shallow water and unusual geography are blamed for making a New Zealand beach a 'whale graveyard'.
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New Zealand whales: Authorities to move 300 carcasses

Monday, February 13th 2017, 5:39

Workers cut holes in the carcasses to prevent them exploding from gas released during decomposition.
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New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 14:16

More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.
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New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 2:00

More than 200 whales that became stranded at Farewell Spit on Saturday are freed by the tide.
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New Zealand rescuers refloat 100 stranded whales

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 2:33

Volunteers form a human chain to help refloat the surviving whales that swam aground on Friday.
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Race to save beached whales

Friday, February 10th 2017, 22:29

More than 400 whales have beached on the coast of New Zealand, one of the worst whale strandings in the country ever.
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Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach

Friday, February 10th 2017, 7:09

Another 300 pilot whales have already died in one of the worst such cases seen in the country.
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Domestic abuse victim's hands severed by ex-partner

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 17:43

Simonne Butler recounts her ex attacking her with a sword and having her hands reattached, in New Zealand in 2003.
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New Zealand to quash historical gay sex convictions

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 4:23

Currently old convictions for consensual sex between men appear in criminal history checks.
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How to shear a sheep, and win

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 0:18

As the World Sheep Shearing Championships gets under way in New Zealand, we take a look at the world of competitive sheep shearing.
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All Blacks bug case: Man charged over listening device

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 9:54

The New Zealand coach said the man was "trusted" and had worked for the All Blacks for a long time.
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The last utopia?

Friday, January 27th 2017, 10:07

Why New Zealand has become an attractive place for wealthy Americans looking for a distant bolthole.
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Akil Mitchell describes eyeball popping out during basketball game

Friday, January 27th 2017, 6:03

"With the palm of my hand I felt my eyeball on the side of my face," Akil Mitchell says.
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Parris Goebel: The woman changing hip hop

Friday, January 27th 2017, 0:01

Parris Goebel has gone from suburban New Zealand girl to global dance and style icon.
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Reward for sightings of 'possibly extinct' New Zealand bird

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 14:24

Search for "definitive proof" that New Zealand's South Island kokako still exists.
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New Zealand rodeo turns to men dressed as sheep

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 11:18

A rodeo employs men dressed as sheep after it found that one of its events was illegal.
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Australia and New Zealand to pursue 'TPP 12 minus one'

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 8:44

Nations hope to move forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal after America withdraws.
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New Zealand imports insects to fight plant invader

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 15:00

Country makes exception to its strict environmental policy to rid itself of giant reeds.
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Ferret smell could help protect New Zealand birds

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 12:46

Researchers say ferret smell could be used to aid pest-control efforts as it attracts other predators.
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Life on the world's steepest street

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 23:18

Baldwin Street in New Zealand is the world's steepest residential road.
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