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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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New Year celebrations: Global festivities welcome 2017

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 15:16
related places: Auckland

Fireworks and festivities take place as major cities tighten security at New Year's Eve celebrations.
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New Year fireworks around the world

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 11:36
related places: Auckland

Fireworks in major cities have ushered in the New Year, from Sydney to New York.
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New Zealand sets up sanctuary for tiny frogs

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 11:20

New Zealand sets aside sanctuary for endangered frog.
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Sunbathing seal becomes local celebrity in New Zealand

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 13:58

Seal creates a stir on New Zealand's south island because of its habit of sunbathing in the middle of the road.
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New Zealand parliament closes to Christmas ukulele song

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:22

As New Zealand parliament closes for the year, Maori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell perform their own version of Santa Baby.
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New Zealand Massey University head 'sorry' for female graduate remarks

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 12:18

A NZ university head appears to apologise for saying female vets are worth two-fifths of males.
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New Zealand PM: Bill English to succeed John Key

Monday, December 12th 2016, 4:34

Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand's prime minister, after John Key's surprise resignation
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New Zealander says passport photo rejection 'not racist'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 16:03

New Zealand man of Asian origin has "no hard feelings" after passport system said eyes were closed.
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Cricket fans treated to spectacular Canberra sunset

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

A spectacular sunset dominates talk among fans at a cricket clash between Australia and New Zealand.
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Going out on top

Monday, December 5th 2016, 5:31

By quitting while he is ahead, John Key has transformed New Zealand's political landscape, writes Colin James.
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in surprise resignation

Monday, December 5th 2016, 5:01

After eight years in the role John Key is to resign as New Zealand prime minister for family reasons.
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Fur seal becomes stranded in Australian paddock

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 9:08
related countries: Australia Australia

A "tired" fur seal is returned to the ocean after being found in a cow paddock in rural Australia.
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New Zealand geyser erupts, shooting water into the air

Monday, November 28th 2016, 10:47

A geyser shoots water high into the air in New Zealand's Lake Rotorua, panicking local residents.
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New Zealand: Bodies wash up from boat tragedy

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 22:35

Two bodies wash up on a New Zealand shore bringing the death toll of a boat tragedy to seven, police say.
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Break-up record

Friday, November 18th 2016, 9:26

The powerful earthquakes which hit New Zealand were some of the most complex ever recorded, say scientists.
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New Zealand quake: Preacher under fire over homosexuals claim

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 11:09

A New Zealand preacher comes under fire over claim earthquakes are caused by homosexuality and sin.
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New Zealand earthquake: Seabed lifts after fault rupture

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 14:22

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand's South Island on Monday has caused the seabed to lift as much as two metres.
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New Zealand earthquake: Warships head to Kaikoura

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 10:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Kaikoura

US, Canadian and Australian warships are helping to evacuate and supply aid to earthquake-hit Kaikoura.
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New Zealand earthquake: Kaikoura evacuations under way

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 8:12

NZ rescuers are evacuating people stranded in the town hardest hit by a series of earthquakes.
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New Zealand quake: Calm presenter guides listeners as quake hits

Monday, November 14th 2016, 20:37

Radio New Zealand presenter Vicki McKay stays calm as an earthquake hits while she is on air.
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New Zealand earthquake: CCTV shows the moment it struck

Monday, November 14th 2016, 17:44

CCTV footage shows the moment New Zealand's earthquake struck.
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New Zealand earthquake: 'It was incredibly violent'

Monday, November 14th 2016, 14:18

Residents across central New Zealand have begun cleaning up after a 'violent' 7.8 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks shook the region.
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New Zealand hit by aftershocks after severe earthquake

Monday, November 14th 2016, 13:25

Strong aftershocks have struck New Zealand after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people.
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Cows stranded after New Zealand quake

Monday, November 14th 2016, 9:04

Three cows were left stranded on an island of grass after an earthquake hit New Zealand.
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Aerial footage of New Zealand earthquake damage

Monday, November 14th 2016, 3:19

New Zealand has been hit by two earthquakes, with landslides blocking coastal roads.
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New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 23:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christchurch

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand's South Island, killing at least two people.
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New Zealand earthquake: 'The house started to shake'

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 16:25

A tsunami has hit after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island just after midnight.
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