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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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NZ man jailed for milk formula threat

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 3:37

A New Zealand man is jailed for eight and a half years for sending threats to dairy giant Fonterra to spike infant milk formula with pesticide.
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Guptill steers New Zealand into semis

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 18:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

New Zealand seal their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals as Martin Guptill's 80 helps them to a 22-run win over Pakistan.
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VIDEO: NZ klepto-cat steals men's pants

Monday, March 21st 2016, 15:31
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

A nocturnal "cat burglar" with a taste for socks and men's underwear is causing a one-feline crime wave in Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Pant-stealing 'cat burglar' strikes NZ

Monday, March 21st 2016, 4:47
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

A nocturnal "cat burglar" with a taste for socks and men's underwear is causing a one-feline crime wave in Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Fairfax staff strike over job cuts

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 5:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Fairfax

Journalists at one of Australia's largest publishers Fairfax media have gone on strike after the company announced plans to cut 120 jobs.
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India Pakistan fans spar over T20 loss

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 7:41
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

India's defeat to New Zealand in their World Twenty20 game sparks off a social media battle with Pakistan Twitter users.
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Tail-less whale spotted off New Zealand

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 2:45

A humpback whale missing most of its tail is spotted off the New Zealand coast, but conservationists say it appears to be coping fine.
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Speeding Australian warships upset Kiwis

Friday, March 4th 2016, 4:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Conduct described as "maritime hoonery" has left a New Zealand community unhappy with the Royal Australian Navy.
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Crowdfunded bid for NZ beach accepted

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 22:39

A crowdfunding campaign to buy a New Zealand beach and secure it for public use reaches its target and has its bid accepted.
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NZ quake gunk protester in court

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 4:32

The man who threw a sticky brown substance over New Zealand's earthquake recovery minister on Monday has pleaded guilty to assault.
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NZ commemorates Christchurch earthquake

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 3:54
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand remembers the victims of a powerful earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch five years ago, as the minister in charge of the recovery is heckled.
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VIDEO: NZ marks earthquake anniversary

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 2:05
related places: Christchurch

A public service is held in New Zealand to remember victims of a powerful earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch five years ago.
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VIDEO: Birds-eye view of sheep looking like birds

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 18:50

A photographer who also works as a pilot has captured this amazing video of sheep being herded in New Zealand.
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